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La Boca
La Boca

La Boca

Free admission
Avenida Suarez, Buenos Aires, C1059ABC

The Basics

Most Buenos Aires city tours stop at Caminito Street, and the buildings make a colorful backdrop for travel photos; look out for statues of Argentine political figures like Eva Perón and Che Guevara, and soccer hero Diego Maradona peeking out from doorways and balconies. Visitors can browse the street market, where stalls sell souvenirs and handicrafts; drink a yerba mate (tea) at one of the terrace cafés; or watch the street tango dancers.

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts
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$30.00 per adult
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Great way to get an intro to Buenos Aires
Ride was mostly along trails which felt safe and well planned. Our guide was engaged and had shared her knowledge and some history of Buenos Aires. A great way to start your visit to the city to get your bearings and learn some important info (like don’t visit Boca in the evenings). The ride through the preserve was dusty and “meh” as not much in the way of wildlife you can see.
Julie_L, Mar 2020

Things to Know Before You Go

  • La Boca is known as one of Buenos Aires’ less safe neighborhoods; it’s advisable to stick to the main tourist areas and take a taxi if you’re traveling at night.

  • Tours of Caminito Street are often combined with other La Boca attractions, such as La Bombonera stadium.

  • There are a number of bars, cafés, and restaurants along Caminito Street

  • Caminito Street is wheelchair accessible, though it is mostly cobblestoned and uneven in places.

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How to Get There

Caminito Street is located in the neighborhood of La Boca, just south of downtown Buenos Aires. There is no subway service to La Boca, but several buses run from downtown, stopping along the waterfront at the eastern end of Caminito. Alternatively, it’s a short taxi ride.

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When to Get There

Caminito Street can get busy, especially during peak season. For crowd-free photos, arrive before 11am, as most tour buses arrive in late morning or early afternoon. Due to safety concerns, it’s best to avoid visiting at night.

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The History of Caminito

Caminito means “little path.” This pedestrian area was first settled by Italian immigrants, who worked at the neighboring port. Their haphazardly built homes—known as conventillos—were constructed from corrugated metal and wood, and painted in bright colors using leftover paint from the ships. By the 1950s, the street had become popular with artists and tango dancers, and local artist Benito Quinquela Martín transformed many of the buildings with street art.

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