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La Boca

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • La BocaPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Mar 18, 2014

    La Boca became famous in the 19th century when the Italians began building their homes along the dockside, in this, the southernmost part of Buenos Aires. The area is known for its colorful buildings and it's soccer team, the Boca Juniors.

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    Katie Worth
    3 Oct 25, 2013

    With all the warnings about crime in La Boca, we didn't explore at all outside of the most touristy areas – el Caminito and the area right around the Bonbonera. I wish we could have seen more, because the colors, art and grittiness in the limited areas we visited were intriguing, but so touristy that it was hard to tell if it was real, or just for visitors' sake. The highlights for us were our tour of the Bonbonera – even though we're not really futbol fans – and the Fundacion Proa museum, which had a thoughtful and fascinating exhibit about 60s and 70s pop and political art in Argentina and Brazil. Also, the little alley between Bonbonera and the Caminito covered in murals.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Excellent area to spend the day wandering around taking photos, shopping, and enjoying the culture. Be safe - stay on Caminito, and mind your pockets and purses. When the street stalls start packing up for the night, it's time to leave.

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    Vitor Alexander
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    5 Jul 05, 2013

    Important known district of Buenos Aires where people go to buy gifts, drink a cup of coffee, restaurants and Tango show.

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    5 Apr 30, 2013

    Almost every color in the Crayola repertoire appears to have been used in this working-class enclave at the mouth (boca) of the Riachuelo River. The neighborhood was constructed with scrap materials from nearby shipyards, including leftover paints scrounged together by residents and resulting in this visual treat.

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    Isabel Vergara
    4 Aug 30, 2012

    This is definitely a place to visit if you are in Argentina. The place is SO colorful! One of the street is lined with artist selling their wares. Another street is lined with restaurants where you can also watch performers/dancers. Just note that since this is a tourist spot the prices are relatively more expensive.

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    travel33
    4 Aug 17, 2012

    The colors of the building, the lively dancing, etc., was awesome! It is a complete tourist trap but I still loved it. They have a few overpriced shops for souvenirs and some restaurants. I recommend this to everyone, you can take some really nice pictures!

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    Michael Nolan
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    A very colorful neighborhood, apparently devoted to local futbol team the Boca Juniors. The stadium is nearby/in the area and is a cool visit itself. The area is supposedly dangerous, but feels more like a mild tourist trap than anything. At the same time, it was one of my favorite areas in B.A., especially once you got further into the area.

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    Kalos Zoi
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    A place to go, snap a couple photos and carry on. At this point it feels so staged, it's almost like walking through an amusement park. There's not a restaurant that doesn't have tango dancers, tango dancers asking for a photo on the street, sales, mannequins, the whole lot. It's definitely a cute place though and worth a couple of snaps.

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    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Nov 25, 2013

    One of BA's most iconic neighborhoods. The beating European heart of a South American nation.

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La Boca is a neighborhood rich with European style, notably influenced by the Genoese. From tango to souvenir shops, a world-class football club to Italian taverns, this barrio of Buenos Aires is a popular one for tourists. Vibrant houses and a diverse local culture add passion to days spent here. Visitors are advised not to wear red during game days, as local passions extend to the sport, and red represents the rivals of La Boca. After all, you wouldn’t want to get scoffed at while walking down the Caminito, the neighborhood’s main pedestrian street.
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