"Be careful--very careful" La Boca District Tip by raymondocanuck

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

Our guide book advised us to spend some time in La Boca at El Caminito and walk two blocks to the Boca Football stadium and take the tour. We went to La Boca by taxi and decided to follow the advice and walk to the stadium. After about one block we were approached by a young man in an Argentina soccer shirt brandishing one big knife who demanded our camera and money. This was a bright sunny day at noon on a Sunday with tourists and police a mere block away and pedestrians on the opposite side of the street.
We retreated and he did not come after us. When we spoke to the police they advised us that that 2 blocks between El Caminito and the stadium was very dangerous at all times and we should not attempt to visit the stadium on foot. So much for the guide book. My advice would be to stay in El Caminito surrounded by the police and visit the stadium by taxi ......or not at all.

Address: El Caminito and Boca Stadium
Directions: between El Caminito and Boca stadium
Phone: +54 11 4309-4700
Website: http://www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/autoguiado/la-boca

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 14, 2009
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