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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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  • Average21%
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you feel a need to see where Argentina gets some of its footy stars, then this is the place to go, maybe even the "hand of good" expression came from

Thank Manfromthebubble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing to be surrounded by colour! Bright houses, interesting sculptures, graffiti, music, tango dance and respect for art. This is like a fantasy land. You don't need to be rich and can always be happy.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca was one of our trip highlights. All the colourful houses and murals were on the must-see list. Whilst there we were able to look in many shops but we didn't get any food there so can't comment on that. All around us were...More

1  Thank HMT08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting side trip during our two-week visit to Argentina. Very much a "tourist trap" with souvenir shops and overpriced food. If you are here for a week or more, it might be worth an hour or two detour; if you are visiting...More

Thank KayakingFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is famous for being home to the Local football team " FC Boca" but also its a district full or art and culture. It's main street, Caminito, is a must see and it will impress you for its colourful buildings and artistic decorations...More

Thank PlanetAirlines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes - its touristy, Yes - its overpriced , BUT still it is amazing place to visit! In the past the poorest area/ now they are making money for themselves well who could blame them. Boca - mouth : its perfect name in my translation...More

Thank mima a
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 18 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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
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
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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.
Yoav Z
18 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
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