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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 144 reviews
"colorful buildings"
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"football stadium"
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"bright colors"
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"italian immigrants"
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"soccer team"
in 11 reviews
"tourist area"
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"worth a visit"
in 45 reviews
"street tango"
in 12 reviews
"street vendors"
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"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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"city tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very loud colors of paint on buildings, stunning. Also the soccer stadium is there, tourist are allowed to go inside for a price. across the stadium are several shops, also statues of some of Argentina soccer players. I was told is not a safe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting suburb to visit . Due to the proximity to the port , the immigrants workers who worked as painters on the vessels used the left over paint to paint their respective houses . That explain the striking and colourful facade of the buildings...More

Thank Happy258
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plently of warnings online and from the locals that Boca is known for not being the safest part of BA, but we hopped into a taxi and all was fine. I wouldnt suggest walking there as we went through a very dodgy looking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to understand Argentina, this is where you begin. From the origins of the Tango (be prepared to have your mind blown) to way that drivers engage to why Argentines eat what they do and when. Let's not even mention football. We went...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit if you like or not like football and Tango.The area is beautifully painted with bright colours and Tango dancers to take a photo with.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a not-to-be-missed place while in BA. It's true that it's not totally safe to be around, so we went with a guide which made our visit well planned, informative and safe. We loved the colorful buildings, the art and the tango in the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

First, an admission: I know next to nothing about soccer, and it isn't a sport I follow in world news. So, I do not see this as a fun stop, even though most folks in BA look at it as a shrine. Therefore, make your...More

Thank stephenbW6996VK
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

When you think of La Boca, you inevitably think of Boca Juniors stadium and Caminito. But La Boca has much more to offer: the Martin Quinquela Museum, the Ferry Bridge, the very important Argerich Hospital, the Yellow House with its Brownian Institute, the Shrine of...More

Thank Betty P
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We came here as part of a shore excursion and found it to be a very colorful neighborhood with some interesting and good souvenir shops, better than we found in other parts of Buenos Aires. I understand that the tango started here which was in...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Despite all the negative talk about not going to the Boca area that we saw on some online forums we had no issues. There is even a tourist office on El Caminito! Catch a taxi or bus to El Caminito and wander around those few...More

Thank chepaddy
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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
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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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