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Calle Museo Caminito

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Address: Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza y Magallanes | (La Vuelta de Rocha promenade), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by...

Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by tango dancers and artisans.

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Cool short visit

A place that probably only requires a short visit unless you are going to have a look at the souvenir shops. Definitely interesting to see the colourful houses and get a classic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If this is yout first visit to Buenos Aire, this spot is a must-go one. It is one of the places with the richest cultural offer for tourists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While La Boca is a great workingclass neighbourhood to wander around in, its main attaction Caminito strret is now just a tourist attraction. If you are short on time I would recommend that you do not bother

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the 'famous face' of Buenos Aries with a look back to the historic development of the port area. It's bright, colourful and has a lot of artisan offers, restaurants and street entertainment - tango in particular. I'd definitely visit the one if it were your first trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place that probably only requires a short visit unless you are going to have a look at the souvenir shops. Definitely interesting to see the colourful houses and get a classic BA pic but that's about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Caminito" exists of a few streets near the waterfront in the neighbourhood of Boca. The portworkers built their houses of wood and corregulated iron sheets and painted them with residual paint form the former shipyards, It's still nice but also very touristic now, with souvernirshops, tango-restaurants and the like. What most people miss but should not be missed: The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caminito is a walkway in La Boca. It is more touristy than it was in previous years but still fun to walk and look at the colorful houses and artwork. Facing the water is a museum (upstairs) of Quinquela Martin, an Argentine artist

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings here reflect the heritage of painting with whatever paint you have on hand, so it's bright and fun. Also, many life-sized mannequin caricatures of famous people from Gardell to the Pope grace upper balconies adding a bit of whimsy. This is where tourist shops and craft kiosks are abundant. Bars and cafes offer a break from roaming the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Scene: We were recommended Caminito by several friends and our guide books listed this as a not-to-miss spot. After doing the San Telmo markets, we made our way down by foot as it was only about 25-30 min away. Positives: This area is beautiful, with great buildings and history. There are loads of bars where you can get drinks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old historical street at Boca Nevine that became famous after the tango song it is a nice colored street

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small town with good history about Argentina, shops are loaded with leather goods but be aggressive with negotiations to get the best deals.

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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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