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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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A very interesting area to visit. The buildings with balconies, some of which have dummies on them. A colourful area which though teeming with tourists gives the idea of what it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting area to visit. The buildings with balconies, some of which have dummies on them. A colourful area which though teeming with tourists gives the idea of what it was like when artist and ladies of the night were rife. Beware of the girls dressed as, er, escorts? They tend to grab at guys who pass them for... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go with your hand on your phone - better yet keep it hidden and use it after you leave - and your bag(s). Forewarned, enjoy this magnificent piece of history in BA. Incredible sights to see and worth the "risk" of going to a dicey part of the city. The art is awesome, the shops are great, the service great,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Many of it's early settlers were from Italy. Colorful houses, nice restaurants and Tango although a bit touristy... Always love to visit for photos.

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This place is a must see when visiting buenos aires. Here, you can accomplish almost anything. Tons of shopping, history, culture, and restaurants with tango shows. If you love art, this also the place for you!!! I only saw a glimpse of it during a tour, maybe 30 minutes. I ended up canceling one tour just to go back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to walk to La Boca from the Ecological Reserve and ended up walking through some rough parts of La Boca. NOT RECOMMENDED. I suggest taking a bus to and from La Boca. The Main Street you will look for is called Caminito and that's where the colourful buildings are. There are loads of shops and restaurants in there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently revisited this area of quaint buildings in many colors, great shopping and restaurant choices and street tango opportunities. My wife purchased a beautiful leather purse from Cueros Michel, Magallanes 830. She knew exactly what she wanted and had price compared it at a couple of other places. This shop is fair and allowed us to pay with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught a bus to La Boca and spent the day wandering the streets and markets. Stopped to watch tango displays and all in all had a terrific time. Be warned though that despite the signs credit cards are not readily accepted. The automatic teller machine ran out of cash and we were embarrassingly short of cash to pay for drinks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess the surrounding streets can be dicey but honestly the coupleof streets around Caminito are so filled with tourists and venders working for their dollars...it felt more like a touist trap.With that aside though the colorful streets are a fun stroll and we enjoyed our afternoon. There are some interesting little shops and restaurants and lots of tango

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've read many horror stories about how tourists got robbed at gun/knife point in La Boca but our experience was safe and okay (we went at noon on a very hot day in December). Mainly cos we only stuck to the touristy stretch of El Caminito and didn't venture beyond as suggested. It's very touristy but also very colorful. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a part of BA I was looking forward to. I was very disappointed to say the least. It is nothing but tourist trap souvenir shops and dodgy restaurants. There are only three streets with the old colored houses and they have been converted to commercial places. Had I known this I wouldn't have gone.

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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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