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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Boca Junior stadium great to see if you are a soccer fan, La Boca area is full of the most enchanting restaurants and shops in colourful colours, people tango in the streets.Definitely go to Gaminito in La boca when in Buenos Aires, I suggest take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked through this area with our guide during a 7 hr city tour. Every possible surface was painted in very bright colours. Had it not been painted in this patchwork of different colours, it could well have been a slum, living area. There was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LynneH357
Reviewed 5 days ago

Frenetic and vibrant La Boca is the most colourful area of Buenos Aires. With its brightly-painted houses, El Caminito is La Boca's most famous street. Look up and you will see Juan and Eva Peron and Diego Maradona towering above you on balconies on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to La.Nova from Buenos Aires waterfront which I would not recommend,taxi or bus ideally.It did not disappoint.The colourful cafes suddenly popped out from drab surroundings and there were street tango dancers at every cafe,sleepy dogs languish lounging around,chunky steaks barbecueing in the cafes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 152 bus to La Boca from downtown Buenos Aires and walked into main area. Beautiful, colorful murals and painted buildings throughout the area. Lots of restaurants and bars with salsa dancers performing on the entrance steps to many of the establishments. Recharged SUBE card...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Boca as part of a city tour, first stopping at Boca Juniors football stadium and then near Caminito (the birthplace of tango). It is a poor area and away from the touristy part not very safe to explore. We didn't bother to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the stadium oh how lively painted in the bright colors as are the shops and cafes surrounding . Lots of statues of players and of course che Guevara . Went around corner into la famine to again stalls shops restaurants and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jf9842
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting area to explore, decorated with the bright colours of the football team. The area grew up from the poorer immigrants that established themselves in the city, and is now a major tourist attraction. Good for souvenirs, restaurants, and people watching. One one the cities...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved La Boca with its vibrant colors and bawdy theme. Its definitely touristy with its shops, crowds and tango girls who we found to be very aggressive in trying to get you to take a picture with them. But we loved the beautiful wall...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luv2Travel4Golf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a safe neighborhood, so it is better to take a guided tour. Still, it is one of the most fascinating places in the city and is the birthplace of Tango. The Italian and other immigrants shaped the neighborhood and the sculptures and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
19 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
18 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.