Categories
Events

Caminito and La Boca – Buenos Aires

He La Boca neighborhood and its famous Caminito street They are the most tourist places in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood owes its name to the mouth of the Riachuelo on arrival at the Río de la Plata, in the southern part of the city.

It is inhabited by low-income families, which are called "Xeneises", in allusion to the Genoese origin of the first settlers. A place that attracts locals and foreigners who want to approach tango, otherwise.

The houses that live are called tenement houses, multicolored houses made of veneers and wood where several families live together, and are the most important in this unique landscape. The high sidewalks of the cobbled streets, the hustle and bustle of a typically working-class neighborhood, the art that is breathed in all places and the fanaticism of football, are the imprints that history has left in this self-proclaimed Independent Republic town.

The craft fair It works daily from 10 to 18 hours, in Caminito. Street that has been recognized as Open Air Museum. Where in just over 100 meters, we will only see profusely decorated windows and balconies, but no doors. Famous for the plastic artists who exhibit and sell their works, and the tango dancers and singers that delight the visitor.

To complete the tour we recommend the bars and canteens of Necochea, Brandsen and Suárez streets, where Italian and Spanish food are the specialty.

Note also the Nicolás Avellaneda Bridge, an old disused iron structure, the stadium of Boca Juniors Club football and especially the Quinquela Martín Museum that the same painter donated, who best portrayed the neighborhood.

Leave a Reply