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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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  • Poor5%
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun to walk around and look at shops. Basically a cool “tourist trap” with tango and la boca themed art, T-shirt’s and souvenirs. Hang on to your purse and your kids as you don’t want to venture off the Main Street

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Home of the soccer team, Boca Juniors and its stadium. The main attraction is the colorful zinc shacks. Best to go during the day.

1  Thank Rschagrin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area being where the tango originated, it is quite colorful. The buildings are painted in bright bold colors. There are street "tango dancers", art on the building walls representing the tango era, statues on the balconies! Lots of souvenir shops, but definitely worth the...More

Thank donnarahn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get your selfies here. The online reviews said this area was dangerous but if you arrive early and get out before dark i'm sure you will be fine. I did not feel unsafe at any moment. Area was clean and souvenir shopping was very good;...More

Thank nashirm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is a district where the tango originated. There are a lot of really touristy shops there...but the best part is that there are a selection of open air restaurants that have an accoridion player who accompanies a couple of tango dancers. What a...More

1  Thank cynthia f
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very cosmopolitan area first settled by the italian immigrants the colors are astounding, and even though it seems seedy, it's really not. feel free to roam around, look in the shops & cafes, speak to the people. streets are uneven, steps abound, look out for...More

1  Thank leo t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the obvious tourist spot of Caminito street, etc. you can now also get to see the amazing bike 'sculpture' by Al WeiWei which is well worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is quite touristy, it is an interesting neighborhood to wander around and there are some interesting art galleries and shops too.

Thank AnAnthropologist
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very purposefully made to attract tourists. The colors of the buildings were great for photos and they know it. That was all there was to show. I felt it was pointless to be there. The two streets of the whole place were...More

Thank lprisr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to feel the real Argentinian vibes, La Boca is the place to be! With its Tango dancers, colorful paintings and lively streets, La Boca is so special and charming! Don't miss eating in any restaurant of Caminito street while enjoying lovely tango...More

Thank Hala D
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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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