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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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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't really think the houses ever looked like this... colors give you great pics but man this is touristic...

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Buenos Aires and visiting only the tourist attractions or even the bright tin shacks of the Boca thoroughfare will leave you will a partial view of this amazing city. Stroll through La Boca from Constitution subte station down to the waterfront and up to...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is so reminiscent of Carlos Gardel and other big names in the history of tango. Also, de home of Boca Junior, one of the main soccer teams. The streets are very picturesque; there are many artists and restaurants, hopefully even a couple dancing....More

Thank ashdawn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to see lovely colourful houses in Caminito - little walkway in Spanish. this is a street museum, area for artists selling their work. We also enjoyed famous tango in the street and made a lovely pictures with the dancers. La Boca is...More

Thank Henrieta77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upbeat, colorful and quirky... lots of colourful street art, vendors selling art, hippie vibe all line up a small street in La Boca.

Thank Babad C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok there are some brightly painted houses in an otherwise quite shabby area. The usual tourist trap with cheesy souvenirs, expensive mediocre restaurants, mediocre tango dancers and artists on the street etc. And lots of people. Not really worth the visit unlike you absolutely must...More

Thank Swedtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard so much about LaBoca. The colourful buildings, the cafes, artists and Tango. Maybe because it was a rainy cold spring day, but it was rather disappointing. The famous portal, as seen on so many posters and souvenirs was covered in scaffolding, there were no...More

Thank vicattard61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here during our recent visit to BA. The area is a little bit seedy and a little bit grubby, but still has a certain charm. The afternoon we visited the place was quiet, which meant we were pestered more than...More

Thank GBJ-Cookies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cristina Leizzarrague's leather shop features outstanding quality purses, handbags and satchels. She designs them and manufactures them. Wonderful selection and reasonable prices. She is right on the main street in La Boca.

Thank Augustus V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's definitely a very interesting place with it's artsy, funky buildings. I thought we would spend most of the day there, but I really feel like a quick walk-through was plenty. Of course we were warned multiple times that it can be dangerous, so maybe...More

Thank GCK76
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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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.
Yoav Z
18 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
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.