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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  • Meeting point:
    Av. Almte. Brown 800 c1821, C1155AER ...
    Av. Almte. Brown 800 c1821, C1155AER CABA, 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.

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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Maurin 08 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Con Julian realicé varios recorridos por la ciudad de Buenos Aires, conoce historias, detalles y lugares que te permiten conocer un poco más de la ciudad. Me gustó mucho que intenta ponerte en contexto histórico, cómo eran las cosas. Excelentes recorridos!! Súper recomendado.
Paula 05 Oct 2022
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
El recorrido es muy ameno, el guía sabe un montón de cosas y es muy interesante lo que nos cuenta. Super recomendable!
maria 29 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Sin dudar , recomendable!
Beatriz 23 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Un recorrido muy entretenido e interesante por La Boca, adaptado a los intereses del grupo, Julián respondió a todas nuestras dudas y nos ayudó incluso a planificar el resto de nuestra visita a Buenos Aires. Se nota que sabe de lo que habla, fue un placer hacer el tour con él.
Andrea 22 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Julian es genial, brindó mucha información útil para el recorrido
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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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