La Boca is situated on the south of the city. To speak about this neighborhood is to speak about the immigration, especially Italian, and about this so well-known dance called Tango.
This is one of the most picturesque places in the city, as Italians used to build their houses from steel, and they did it always near the river. This created a unique atmosphere and gave a unique color to the place.
Most of the things of the past are still remaining there, the streets made of stone, and the raw materials with which the houses were made. One of these remaining streets is the so called “Caminito” (Little Path).
This is a street where only people can go through, and where beautiful and movie-like houses can be seen, full of textures and colors, which will definitely make you kind of fall in love with the place. Here we can also find great street artists, who paint views of La Boca in its past, and other places from Buenos Aires. They sell their paintings for a reasonable price.
At this neighborhood we can also find many street artists of other kinds, like singers, guitarists, people who play the “bandoneon”, or Tango dancers, who create their own show out on the streets, being it able for anyone to enjoy it.
Down in the river (Riachuelo), you can see old abandoned ships and boats, and some infrastructure like the St Nicholas Bridge, which has been endlessly represented by the artist Benito Quinquela Martin.
We can also talk about the big number of famous restaurants and bars in the zone, which survive day by day thanks to the popularity of the place. This gives local people and tourists a reason to a few times in the year, visit La Boca, so tourism is always a good thing here.
La Boca is also the place where the football club Boca Juniors was invented. This is their neighborhood, where every weekend thousands of fans come to see their team play at “La Bombonera”, the colorful blue and yellow stadium that the club has.