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La Boca

Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4309-4700
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very colourful and beautiful neighbourhood full of kitschy touristy things. It's a great place to find generic souvenirs if you're a collector or some beautiful art by local artisans. There are a few different streets/alleys to walk through. Spent maybe 2h here. There are...More

Thank Tansy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the El Caminito area of La Boca and found a colorful fun area of Buenos Aires. The buildings are painted in multi colors, art shows up everywhere and colorful statues of famous people abound - like Eva Peron and Pope Francis. There...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. Lots of cafes and restaurants and places to eat. We were advised not to go outside of Caminito. Dressed up tango dancers are happy to pose with you for photos for a small fee. A fun and interesting place. :)

Thank Lion_loves_to_travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is packed with on street food stalls, and some muriels from the past. It used to be authentic but tourism and organised tours have changes it for the worse.It looks like a staged area. Also it is still unsafe so be careful

Thank mcgringo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the football ground of the famous Boca Juniors, we were taken there in the late afternoon on a tour of the city. It comprises mostly of two streets dedicated to cheap souveneir shops. We had been some years ago when there were lively...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed exploring the pedestrian walkways of this colorful neighborhood. There were lots of shops with all manner of memorabilia for sale. A key theme are tango dancers; there are figurines for sale along with painting and other related objects. There are...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca- A colourful and vibrant neighbourhood. El Caminito is a street within La Boca. El Caminito means ‘little walkway’ and is a cobblestone lane where you can find souvenir and art stalls, colourful shanty houses, musicians and Tango dancers.

Thank Wanderlusterer17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty colorful neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Home to el caminito ( the little path ) a very old conglomeration of old houses from the 1800 hundreds that have been preserved by the city and painted in very bright colors by different artists. It is...More

Thank Ruben A G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't forget to bring your camera when you go there. The colours will make you happy when you walk around there. Suggested to spare some times for a meal or coffee at the restaurants, and most of them have tango show.

Thank KristieChan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's so colorful and murals everywhere. Every interesting. Not the safest neighborhood to go in the evening. Go during daytime. Lots of souvenir shops. They also do currency exchange. Our guide recommended that we went there to exchange money, thought would get a better rate,...More

Thank Geminican
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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
We planning to get a cab from our Palermo to La Boca. As I have 2 elderly with me, I want to make sure it is safe. 1) Is it easy to get a taxi from La Boca to our next destinatio in San Telmo? Where will be the best place to get a cab in this area? 2) Is it safe to walk from Caminito to Boca Juniors Stadium along the Dr de Valle Iberlucea? 3) Where is the safe zones in La Boca?
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
how to get to la boca
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
Hi. We will have a 6.5 hour layover in Buenos Aires on our way to Bariloche. I figure we should allow about 3 hours for arrival/customs/immigration, transfer to the other airport, and rechecking of bags, so that leaves us a couple of hours to see the city (assuming we need to be back at the airport at least an hour prior to our flight). I'd love to get some suggestions on what to do/see with a couple of hours to spend. It looks like getting to/from La Boca could require an hour so that only leaves an hour to explore. Is it worth it? Is it better to stay closer to el centro, se the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, etc?
18 December 2016|
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Response from roos1ter | Reviewed this property |
My choice would be to do either Recoletta cemetery or La Boca, but you can't do both. I'd let the weather decide for you - if it is a bright sunny day La Boca and its colours looks great. If cloudy, head to the cemetery as... More
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