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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4309-4700

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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La Boca was on my "to do" list in BA and it didn't disappoint with the photographic images. We went early and had seen it all in 30minutes. We arrived by taxi following advice... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

La Boca was on my "to do" list in BA and it didn't disappoint with the photographic images. We went early and had seen it all in 30minutes. We arrived by taxi following advice. Our biggest problem was a finding a taxi to leave. We did not feel unsafe while we were there

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Boca is a great tourist attraction. good food, good outdoor activity, good shopping opportunities. La Boca is a fun place to visit, just stay within the three or four block area. We were warned of the petty street violence.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can feel that this borough has life, South of the city and a bit of the beaten track but you find restaurant shops and streets that are authentic and a lot of character. Talk to a Boca Juniors fan to know what football passion is all about. Good fun

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Colorful neighbourhood, a lot of people walking by, dancing Tango, you can even try Choripan, If you visit Buenos Aires "La Boca" is a must.... just remember to get before 5pm

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very artsy, interesting neighborhood with lots of art galleries, small shops, and restaurants. English is widely spoken, making shopping and dining easy and enjoyable.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a local mood and surely worthy to visit. Colorful buildings are everywhere together with small cafes and restaurants. A place you can find souvenirs and see tango dancers in the street (although a little bit touristic). We have been informed that it is not a safe area to walk in the afternoon and into the small streets... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is next to the mouth (boca) of the river. It was a slum area that has been reclaimed (sort of) with buildings painted in assorted bright colors. There are shops, street vendors, artists, entertainers.... the colorful statues are fun to see.

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Niles, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting section of the city. The buildings are colorful and many have life-sized figures hanging out of windows. We strolled through during the day but I would hesitate to visit late in the evening. Many of the buildings are run down and if it were not for a few gallons of paint, would be considered quite shabby.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting colourful old area of Buenos Aires where the Tango originated. The area has a big football stadium where famous Argentians have played but that didn't interest me so I didn't take the tour. Loved the restaurant area , but go at mid day to see the tango dancing they all close in the evenings and it's not a safe... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everybody was telling me to visit la boca, but honestly the only thing to say about it is that it was ugly, dangerous and paid about USD 5 for a small coffee

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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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