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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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"tango dancers"
in 142 reviews
"colorful buildings"
in 31 reviews
"football stadium"
in 32 reviews
"bright colors"
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"souvenir shops"
in 30 reviews
"italian immigrants"
in 16 reviews
"soccer team"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 43 reviews
"street tango"
in 12 reviews
"street vendors"
in 13 reviews
"interesting area"
in 11 reviews
"few blocks"
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"area of buenos aires"
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"for sale"
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"couple of hours"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday

La Boca is a few square blocks of colourful houses, souvenir shops and restaurants. It is best known for the figures of Argentine personalities on the balconies. It is safe if you stay on the right side of the train tracks in the tourist area.

Thank Barheat
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a cute little neighborhood with brightly colored buildings, wall paintings, sculptures, and lots of restaurants and tourist shops where you can buy tee shirts, woven blankets, handicrafts and the like. If you are looking for souvenirs to take home, this is the place...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a totally tourist experience, Walk around the colourful buildings and artworks and stop for a while away from the traffic. See some Tango outside the cafes and restaurants and buy some typical Argentina souveneirs. (A statue of Diego Maradona as a Manager...wow!) Boca...More

Thank cresdoka
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited La Boca on a city tour. Apparently it is not a safe neighbourhood, but during the day and with a guide, we felt quite comfortable. We visited a small market where I bought a cap and we changed some money. It was a...More

Thank kerilou
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the must see when in Buenos Aires. The place is indeed very colourful and nice but it is also a tad too touristy.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Colourful neighbourhood that has a great vibe. Spent several hours just walking around and popping into the colourful alleyways and visiting shops with local crafts. Plenty of resturants but chose to have a sausage on a bun - great choice. Many of the resturants have...More

2  Thank ronkane
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved La Boca... colourful, vibrant and the home of Boa Juniors and La Bombonera... Spent over an hour here and could have stayed longer.. Maradonna.... Carlos 'El Apache' Tevez.... La Boca :) Well worth it and a must...

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for any visitor to Buenos Aires. It is full of history and so much more. It is pretty touristy with shops and restaurants. You can often see locals tango dancing in the streets at all times of the day. I...More

Thank snoopy647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Caminito is an area with colourful buildings, shops and Tango in almost every bar. It is well worth a visit although is very touristy and has herds of tour parties being shown various bits and bobs. Stick to the main areas and do not...More

Thank Stevetarn2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there by taxi as recommended by our hotel and stayed for 2 hours there, which was fairly enough. We even went to La Bombonera and did a short stadium tour, which was nice to see. Caminito and the surroundings felt to be safe,...More

Thank MichaelSchindl
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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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