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La Boca

Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4309-4700
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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.
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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's definitely a very interesting place with it's artsy, funky buildings. I thought we would spend most of the day there, but I really feel like a quick walk-through was plenty. Of course we were warned multiple times that it can be dangerous, so maybe...More

Thank GCK76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in buenos aires you have to do this. Very cool colorful place with of slots but also local artist selling their cool stuff. It's safe to travel to during the day at night I wouldnt unless with big group or some locals. Cool...More

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know all the guide books tell you to be wary of this place but its well worth a visit. As long as you stick to the main area and dont wander to far off the main path you will enjoy the music, art and...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighborhood of BA is the most touristy of the city. Plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants for everyone's taste. However , here are several historical areas that are worth the visit...if you have guide to explain their place in history.

Thank lachoirboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found La Boca to be a bit of an odd fish. It’s fiercely and unreservedly working class and down-at-heel, yet it has a couple of very, very popular tourist attractions. It is not a place where expats are going to want to live (the...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the energy and vibrancy of classic Argentina in its hey day. Lovers in a tango, food galore and families on the streets. An active working barrio with typical tourist attractions. We walked on our own to avoid any tourist group activity. However, would...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very authentic and beautiful place... stroll around and enjoy this beautiful barrio, but note: Its also a dangerous area so better leave before nightfall and stay away from the (old) port area

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Buenos Aires many times to see family and I always spend part of the day in La Boca. This trip, we went while it was raining and it was wonderful. There were no vendors so we got to see all the details.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited La Boca neighborhood with our private guide as a part of our tour for the day. Marcelo had previously advised us not to venture to La Boca on our own and definitely not after dark. We decided to have him walk us around...More

1  Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Go here to see the historic Buenos Aires and get a feel of what it has been in the past. Nice restaurants and interesting colorful architecture. Make sure to stay on the safe roads though. I felt safe but still police told me to stay...More

Thank traveler478
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.