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“Great history, but be careful.”
Review of La Boca

La Boca
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US$90.99*
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour and Navigation by Río de la Plata
Ranked #67 of 746 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: 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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
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“Great history, but be careful.”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

A great place to visit, but be careful, it's not the safest place. If you have a car, don't park it at the street or with the "trapitos", park it in another place.

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“It's cheesy but you should go”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

There's not really much 'tourist' stuff to do in Buenos Aires so you should definitely go check out the cheesy few streets of La Boca's colorful buildings.
It's free!

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“A must outing”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is one of the most traditional areas in Buenos Aires. Caminito is only one block long, but you can buy paintings and other works of art. One of the most astonishing views is the different colors the buildings are painted, many mixing different colors for the same building. The reason is too long to explain here, but a good tour guide can certainly explain it. The tango dancers are a beautiful and unique sight.

Visited August 2013
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Hasuda, Japan
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“Take tango poses and shoot some pictures.”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

La Boca is the home to Argentine Tango. and the colourful buildings of La Boca will give you good sense of it. There are groups of Tango performers for your photoshoot. They will let you take pictures with some poses. At the end they will ask you to pay. I realised I payed too much for this. I asked them how much and they told me 200 pesos--while others just gave them some tips or even small changes.

At the end of the town, I found a little antique shop ran by a grandma. She was really sweet.

Visited June 2014
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“Colourful vibrant”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

It is easy to go there by taxi but be careful if you dont give the money in change because you might be given fake money. Apart from this first and last time experience in Buenos Aires for 50 dollars once we arrived in la Boca we found ourselves in a colourful world surrounded by colourful houses while Maradonna and Eva Peton were saluting in one of the balconies the trees were dressed with colourful handmade covers. in the area there is a wonderful pizza restaurant where locals visit fir family gathering. You should try it if you go to la Boca. You can also visit the stadium of boca Juniors and but things in the shop but things are cheaper in the city.

Visited June 2014
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