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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 3 days ago via mobile

The buildings are interesting & the graffiti is very nice but it is touristy. We were told not to wander from the main tourist street because it is dangerous. Therefore you are left with shopping & taking pictures on that street. On the bus we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really deserve to be visited especially El Caminito. Is "El Barrio" most wonderful of Buenos Aires but is also quite dangerous. I ask the local police and they did not suggest me to go there in the night. The right time if from 10AM to...More

Thank Ataualpa70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well for sure “La Boca” is a tourist trap by day. But then again I am a tourist so it was worth the trip today to see all these crazy colors. The original birthplace of Tango and now a place where a gringo with $10...More

Thank SierraPilot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant neighborhood that has become a major tourist attraction. Tango dancers in the streets , lots of souvenir shops, wild and colorful architecture plus interesting "sculptures", plenty of food and drink. Worth some time if you don't mind it being a blatant tourist trap ....More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has all the trappings of a, well, tourist trap. The overpriced bars and cafes. The multitude of souvenir shops. The street vendors. The balloon magician. It all seems created and curated to take your money. However, if you try and look past that...More

Thank TylerS30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Boca is beautiful, striking and a real part of BA's heritage, so a definite must see. However, it feels very touristy and you are continually badgered by people selling their wares. I felt like I was going to get pick pocketed at any moment....More

Thank aph1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique feel, with something different to look at in every direction. One of the most memorable things I’ve see. I love this area of the city. I would expect everyone who goes to Buenos Aires to make sure they go and see it

Thank imharrydietrich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into colonial architecture, this is the place to go .. simply fantastic .. most of the buildings are made of hand carved stone with huge wooden doors and hand wrought iron hinges .. over half are in pretty bad repair, but so what,...More

Thank mike g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is a popular and safe tourist shopping area in Buenos Aires. Expect to find tourist souvenirs and no real crafts or arts. There are also several small restaurants.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This neighbourhood is famous. If you love football, this is the home to one of Argentina’s big clubs: Boca Juniors. The stadium itself isn’t that impressive: now very old tired. But I guess it’s the Mecca for football here. The neighbourhood is also known for...More

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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.