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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.
Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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All reviews tango dancers colorful buildings football stadium bright colors souvenir shops tourist area italian immigrants soccer team worth a visit street tango street vendors interesting area few blocks area of buenos aires couple of hours city tour empanadas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great place to walk around - very busy with lots of bars and tourist shops. Must stop to look at the 'statues' which appear in various balconies. A very colourful array of buildings with an interesting history. La Boca stadium is close by - very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank McArthur3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is located along on one of the hop on off bus route no8 (blue) The bus stop is located by the riverfront It is lined with some colorful tin houses painted in different bright colors I read some comments that the houses are run...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank allanamyt2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The neighbourhood is fun to walk around, some souvenir shops and art, of course tango dancers are everywhere, and restaurants are plenty to choose from. Worth a trip of half a day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EladB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tango and coffee, plus lots of places to eat. We bought a little frame photo of one of the picturesque streets, very colorful. Come for a taste of the less rich part of town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this part of the city is just pure fun. In it you will find Caminito a most colorfull street. Loved it all the way.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johannesb231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed to visit this part of Buenos Aires. It’s very touristic but worth a visit. Don’t go walking until there, grab a taxi or another kind of transport for your own safety. Very recommended to do a tour there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelgher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can be a charming area after a clean up. When we were there, it looks run down. There are not a lot of souvenirs that are good enough that one can bring home. Tango performance looked stiff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RChuan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorful, vibrant, busy neighborhood. It's small (barely 3-4 streets) and they try to constantly sell you stuff but what the heck ... it was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed seeing the bright colors, street tango and crowds. Avoid the Don Benito restaurant – unfortunately,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AshishD464
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The corrugated metal that depicts tenement housing from an immigrant era is painted in bright colors and the area is home to souvenir shops, cafes and entertainment. It is a must see while visiting Buenos Aires. You can easily spend an hour of your day...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having heard so much about that place and beeing a top sight in Buenos Aires, it was clear to me that I wanted to see La Boca for my self. When I was finally there, it was a huge disappointment to me. I expected...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
17 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.