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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4309-4700

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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Colorful and vibrant

Lots of touristy things going on, but we enjoyed the colors of the building and the vibrant energy it spreads. We enjoyed our walk there and got a few little things for keepsake... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of touristy things going on, but we enjoyed the colors of the building and the vibrant energy it spreads. We enjoyed our walk there and got a few little things for keepsake. We think it is worth going. We caught Bus 64 near the Pink House and it is the last stop so it is easy to get to.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the (excellent) BA Bus tour. We were warned it was 'touristy' bit not that it was utter rubbish. Centres on the Caminito, a short street packed with souvenir stalls and shabby restaurants. The area and buildings are not especially interesting either. Some painted tin shacks in a pretty run down area. Can't blame the locals for trying to... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't a huge area, only a couple of blocks, but it is fun to visit nonetheless. Lots of little cafes, cute shops and colorful buildings. It is good place to get cheap touristy clothing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a visit to the Boca with its colourfully painted houses, tango dancers on the streets and the swinging bars and restaurants. Okay so that was just one touristy street, the Boca is a working port after all, but still we had a great day. About 15 or 20 mins by cab from downtown, dangerous enough away from the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard a lot about the La Boca District but was a little surprised to discover just how small the main area actually was. Rather contrived in places. Tango performances outside a restaurant or two. Loads of foreign tourists. Little authentic from my observations. Found food rather ordinary. Didn't detect any obvious dangers after dark, but didn't venture too far... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's full of tourists, full of life, full of style, and can be a lot of fun. You will get a taste of the colorful old neighborhood, art of various styles, and a taste of tango. There are several restaurants and cafes with decent food. All the performances end with a passing of the hat which is a good deal... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. These cruise ship people went to a different La Boca we visited. Once a real neighborhood, albeit con el pobre, it is now gentrified into leather goods stores, candy shops, knick-knack corners, restaurants hawking on the street. Stay away! It is interesting that some find this inauthenticity attractive. La Boca was better when it was a real neighborhood, yo... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La boca is all this. Vibrant colours, shops, tango, bars, animation. Figurines standing out of old buildings. Seaside colourful paths... Although they say the area is dangerous after dark, we had no problems after 8 pm. I suppose you have to take the same caution as in any cities with your possessions. A must see. Pictures are worth a 1000... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cruise ship docked overnight in Buenos Aires and we wanted to take in some of the night-life scene in La Boca (the most colorful neighborhood in the city), located about 4 miles from the cruise terminal. It was built by Italian immigrants along the Riachuelo, a narrow waterway lined with meat packers and warehouses. Its color comes from the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit during the day- too risky at night, especially if you like to wander a little away from main tourist areas. This is vibrant and has it's own character. Full of colour and it's unique charm. Do not display wealth- leave expensive watches, etc. at home/ hotel...

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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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