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Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work.
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited La Boca on the Hop on, hop off bus tour. What a lovely place and so cheerful with its coloured houses and friendly people. A great place for souvenir shopping and relaxing in one of the many restaurants. Definitely not to be missed!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BillieB76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a tourist trap. If you skip it, you won't miss much. Many other areas of Buenos Aires that are much more interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TampaDocFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed! Colourful and classic Argentina! Tango and touristy but in a good way! Super friendly and vibrant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clairefw123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Buenos Aires, please do La Boca. This is as good as it gets. There is a lot of shops to browse at your own leisure from jewellers to Leather goods and everything inbetween. Sit down at one of the many restaurants for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Magda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked all through this neighborhood without incident and enjoyed it. The Caminito is worth an early visit and the rest of the neighborhood was a great walk.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of “ health warnings “ about visiting this part of the city. Most are not flattering either. Apparently it is dangerous and you have to be on your guard all the time for muggers and pickpockets. As such they have created...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice to see the handcrafts as well as the couples dancing tango, but there are too many stores which sell products that have nothing to do with Argentina culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Not much to see. A huge tourist trap and definitely feels like there’s some sort or cartel/mob running the area. Go on an organised trip with others. I’m sure you’ll be perfectly safe this way.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steven_Rowlands
Reviewed 25 August 2019

Include this neighborhood in your tour of BA as it is one of the most interesting. People come here for the tango parlors, but there is much more in the cafes and restaurants and the architecture. We bought souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 August 2019

La Boca is the neighborhood next to the famous Boca Juniors football ground. We were told that we'd better stick to the touristy part of the street as the rest might be dangerous for the passers by. I do not have an opinion on that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La
Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets
today. Due to its proximity to the river, the
neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for
immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up
living together in the conventillos. Thus, these
houses became a melting pot of different cultures and
traditions that birthed creations like tango and
...More
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A_Screw_Loose
3 April 2017|
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Response from Bruno K | Reviewed this property |
La Boca is ok during day time and there is a taxi stand near by. Stay where the tourists are and just be careful. Enjoy.
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Yoav Z
18 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
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johnbeth42
18 December 2016|
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Response from KodoDrummer | Reviewed this property |
The "Pink House" isn't much of a tourist attraction. More tourists would go to Recoleta to walk around than La Boca.
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