"VISIT LA BOCA--THE ARTIST'S AREA" La Boca District Tip by VeronicaG

La Boca District, Buenos Aires: 104 reviews and 208 photos

  The bright colors of La Boca!
by VeronicaG
  • The bright colors of La Boca! - Buenos Aires
      The bright colors of La Boca!
    by VeronicaG
  • My son and daughter-in-law at La Boca - Buenos Aires
      My son and daughter-in-law at La Boca
    by VeronicaG

The barrio of La Boca is colorful with its painted metal buildings and artwork lining the sidewalks. This area is known for the bright colors and lively themes of La Boca's artists.

The Riachuelo River runs through the barrio and although it has a reputation for being filthy, there have been efforts to clean up the waterfront. La Boca is prone to flooding so the sidewalks are very high off the streets in some areas.

The Boca Juniors soccer team calls La Boca home. The stadium is nicknamed Bombondera or "bon-bon". Stadium tours are given for a small fee and a great gift shop for sports enthusiasts is on site. There are numerous souvenir shops outside the stadium, also.

The day we visited a group of young boys paraded down the street, entertaining the visitors with accordion music. They received tokens of appreciation from the spectators.

Address: Caminito
Directions: Buenos Aires
Phone: +54 11 4309-4700
Website: http://www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/autoguiado/la-boca

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2008
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