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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4309-4700
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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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Fun for a few hours

we ubered it to La Boca. It is a fun place to walk around and buy some trinkets and trash. Plenty of bars and restaurants too. We went around noon and felt totally safe. Our hotel... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Due to its brightly painted houses, La Boca is Buenos Aires’ most colourful barrio, and adjacent to two other famous barrios being San Telmo and Puerto Madero. We would normally have walked to La boca from our hotel in Puerto Madero, but our hotel concierge highly recommended taking a radio taxi, as there is a high crime portion of La... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will see very few places in BA area that is unique and you feel like you haven't seen before and you won't see again. La Boca, Recoleta Cemetery and Tigre were the highlights of our trip. La Boca is a real low income touristic neighborhood with amazing colors, building, shops and art galleries. If you want to buy prints... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a guided tour we strolled through la Boca. Beautiful buildings and colours are fantastic. The home of the tango and the artists were out practicing. Street market was good. You will love it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a rainy day which meant that there were very few people out and about. So the weather really does change the experience for this location. The sunnier the better. This is a place where you can buy your souvenirs and eat at restaurants with tango dancers surrounding you. So it is quite touristy. I recommend taking a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice - once in 2010 and once just now, six years later. Area is swarming with tourist buses and shops, with everything aimed at tourists. Buildings are beautiful and it's worth a quick visit there for the photos, but would stay longer than an hour or two Other parts of the city are more interesting and authentic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place a few times as I used to live in BA for a while and it is a must see place even for a few hours. Yes it is very touristy but it's part of history its where Maradona used to play and it has world famous football stadium. We visited it during the day and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we ubered it to La Boca. It is a fun place to walk around and buy some trinkets and trash. Plenty of bars and restaurants too. We went around noon and felt totally safe. Our hotel advised us to not be there after 6PM.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's touristy, but La Boca is a cool and colourful barrio to walk around in and people watch. Tango dancers, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants abound. Definitely worth a few hours to explore and soak it all in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disclaimer : I love Touristy Destinations. Strongly recommend that any tourist who doesn't mind touristy locations, come to La Boca. The food, the tango dancers, the street vendors, all give a great ambiance. The buildings are beautiful. A must see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Buenos Aires. It is an old immigrant quarter. Here you will find small colored houses where the Italian immigrants from the ending of the 19th century used to live. It is also the heart of Tango. Tango dancers will meet you in the street and propose you a lesson... More 

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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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