Colorful La Boca - One of Buenos Aires 48 Barrios
Unique and full of color, La Boca was a great place to visit - but not someone to flaunt your camera and possessions. It was, however, one of the highlights of the old BA.
La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. It is known among sports fans for La Bombonera the home of Boca Juniors, one of the world's best known football clubs.
La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colorful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns.
As one of Buenos Aires's 48 barrios, La Boca is located in the city's south-east near its old port. The barrio of Barracas is to the west; San Telmo and Puerto Madero are to the north. In La Boca many of the residents are of mixed European descent. Mainly Italian, Spanish, German, French, Arab and Basque.
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