La Boca: tango, color and football

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Julián
Quality Verified Registered on April 27, 2019

I am 32 years old. I have been living in the San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires for 7 years, a historic area visited by tourists from all over the world. I am a political scientist, writer and teacher. I love to know places and I am a lover of the history and the details of the social processes that make up the urban landscape. Buenos Aires, like none, is plagued by that history that is lived at every step. We must activate that sixth sense to capture the past that materializes in the present through streets, houses, trees, buildings and squares. For all this, I want to be your guide in la "Reina de la Plata". Avanti!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

La Boca is an inescapable point for all visitors to Buenos Aires. As a classic low and port neighborhood of the city, La Boca saw the magic of tango born in its tenement houses and the passion of the biggest soccer clubs in the country: Boca Juniors and River Plate. Immigration, mostly Genoese, gave the neighborhood a unique style that is completely contrasting with the high-rise Buenos Aires of the downtown neighborhoods. Caminito, icon of the neighborhood and the city, is an attractive and colorful alley on the banks of the Riachuelo. The renowned plastic artist Quinquela Martín made these gray riverside places a place full of life and color, making it an international reference and one of the 10 most photographed places in the world according to Google Maps. On the walk you will visit places such as the ferry Nicolás Avellaneda, the Benito Quinquela Martín Museum, the Vuelta de Rocha, Caminito, PROA Foundation, the Bombonera, the “house of the ghost”, and the Yellow House of Almirante Brown, among others.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1802-1900, C...
    Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1802-1900, C1169AAP, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    The tour begins at the entrance to the property known as Casa Amarilla, at Avenida Almirante Brown 401 (and Gualeguay). The bus lines 8, 25, 29, 33, 53, 64 and 152 arrive in that area. You can recognize me since I have a green notebook in my hand.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    little walk
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Estadio Boca Juniors
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Benito Quinquela Martin Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    La Boca Fire Department
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Proa Foundation

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Toko 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Tour didactico. Julián sabia su historia y el recorrido me parecio bastante interesante.
Juan 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Un verdadero placer. Julian, un profesional excepcional. Muy buen transmisor de la información. Valoración súper positiva Muchas gracias Julian
Jared 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Un recorrido muy interesante y recomendado.
Hernán 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Julián un buen Guía Turístico, conoce el tema y tiene buen trato. Felicitaciones Julián!
Maria 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Excelente el tour realizado por Julian. Muy recomendable
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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