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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4309-4700
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Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous...

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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Well worth the visit -- do not be scared off by the horror stories

When we considered going here we read all the horror stories about how unsafe this area was and you shouldn't be there at dark, etc. We decided to go anyway and were not... read more

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Parker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we considered going here we read all the horror stories about how unsafe this area was and you shouldn't be there at dark, etc. We decided to go anyway and were not disappointed. The place is what you would expect if a tourist area -- lots of shops with lots of souvenirs. That being said, it definitely had a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the cultural district of Buenos Aires. Just outside the city landscape. Must visit place when you are at Buenos Aires. You can spend a day or half-day easily here with nice restaurants. Food & drink with Tango. Take photo in front of Caminito. Try 3 pose of Tango, ask your friend to take photo. Shop some leather goods. It's... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Due to its brightly painted houses, La Boca is Buenos Aires’ most colourful barrio, and adjacent to two other famous barrios being San Telmo and Puerto Madero. We would normally have walked to La boca from our hotel in Puerto Madero, but our hotel concierge highly recommended taking a radio taxi, as there is a high crime portion of La... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You will see very few places in BA area that is unique and you feel like you haven't seen before and you won't see again. La Boca, Recoleta Cemetery and Tigre were the highlights of our trip. La Boca is a real low income touristic neighborhood with amazing colors, building, shops and art galleries. If you want to buy prints... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a guided tour we strolled through la Boca. Beautiful buildings and colours are fantastic. The home of the tango and the artists were out practicing. Street market was good. You will love it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a rainy day which meant that there were very few people out and about. So the weather really does change the experience for this location. The sunnier the better. This is a place where you can buy your souvenirs and eat at restaurants with tango dancers surrounding you. So it is quite touristy. I recommend taking a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice - once in 2010 and once just now, six years later. Area is swarming with tourist buses and shops, with everything aimed at tourists. Buildings are beautiful and it's worth a quick visit there for the photos, but would stay longer than an hour or two Other parts of the city are more interesting and authentic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this place a few times as I used to live in BA for a while and it is a must see place even for a few hours. Yes it is very touristy but it's part of history its where Maradona used to play and it has world famous football stadium. We visited it during the day and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ubered it to La Boca. It is a fun place to walk around and buy some trinkets and trash. Plenty of bars and restaurants too. We went around noon and felt totally safe. Our hotel advised us to not be there after 6PM.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's touristy, but La Boca is a cool and colourful barrio to walk around in and people watch. Tango dancers, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants abound. Definitely worth a few hours to explore and soak it all in.

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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 lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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