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"La Boca" Top 5 Page for this destination La Boca Tip by Sonador3

La Boca, Buenos Aires: 14 reviews and 23 photos

by Sonador3

Favorite thing: One of the most popular and well known tourist areas of Buenos Aires, La Boca is a must see for anyone even remotely interested in Bs As history. Since the end of the 19th Century, this neighborhood has grown up around what was this city's first natural port. La Boca was mostly founded by Immigrants -- primarily Italian -- who give this area its particular flavor. Today, though not so much used a port anymore, the neighborhood has a certain charm and some say it's the center of artistic activity.

Unfortunately, the streets that surround the tourist center of La Boca (Calle Caminito, etc) can be quite dangerous at night. But just like any big city, follow common sense rules of travel and you shouldn't find any trouble. And from the city center, it's a rather long walk. My advice is to take either a bus (the 130 or 152) or a taxi.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 24, 2004
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