CAMINITO - MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES AL AIRE LIBRE

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Pasaje Caminito
Quartier La Boca

  Buenos Aires
Argentina

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This is THE postcard of Buenos Aires, the typical porteño district, with its tango dances and bandoneon melodies, although it is actually very touristy. The famous Caminito (little path), sung by Juan de Dios Filiberto in a famous tango, but written by Gabino Coria Peñaloza, stretches over a cuadra.

This district owes its current appearance to the many immigrants, mainly Genoese, attracted by the port activity and arrived in the mid-19th century. Without housing, they began to build makeshift houses made of wood and tin around Pasaje Caminito. These were the conventillos, places organized around a central patio where several families were crammed together in precarious conditions. The facades of these houses are then painted with the surplus paint used for the boats. Nowadays several of these conventillos have been restored and are home to shops, restaurants and art galleries. Don't miss, among others, the Conventillo Histórico of 1881 in Magallanes Street, today an art gallery (free entrance). It is a fine example of the architecture of the time and you can admire the neighbourhood from a viewpoint. These atypical houses with their bright and vivid colours have made the street famous and have turned it into a must for tourists. This small street used to be the route of the General Roca train. You can see the rails along the square, behind the Caminito, where the local kids organize their football games, sometimes interrupted by the rare passage of a locomotive. Finally we go around it quite quickly, just enough time to have a look at the stands of the painters who exhibit their works in the open air, to walk through the different colourful alleys and to take a pose with a tango dancer while taking a picture. Despite everything it is good to stroll there for half a day if the weather allows it. La Boca, the mouth of the Riachuelo, is above all the port and one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the centre of Buenos Aires. It is the only one where you will be advised to follow more strictly the usual rules of common sense to avoid unwelcome adventures (no ostentatious signs of wealth, especially if you are far from the tourist route). Also avoid wearing red and white, which are the colours of River Plate, Boca Juniors' rival club. Also not recommended in the evening.

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Members' reviews on CAMINITO - MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES AL AIRE LIBRE

General note: 3.2/5
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Visited in october 2019
Pour y passer un agréable moment
Quartier de Buenos Aires très sympa bien que très touristique. L’endroit est super coloré et joli, et même s’il n’y a que peu de rues connues, on y passe facilement quelques heures. Ne pas hésiter à aller un peu en dehors des 2-3 rues connues pour se rendre au stade de la Boca qui propose un bon musée et une visite des gradins.
Notice filed on 12/18/2019 
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Visited in november 2017
C'est le quartier carte postale de Buenos Aires, tout en couleurs, tout en folie. Evidement c'est un peu cliché avec ses joueurs de tango aux heures stratégiques, mais on se laisse emporter par l'ambiance bon enfant. Attention à ne pas y changer d'argent, la commission est salée...
Notice filed on 10/07/2018 
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Visited in october 2017
A voir absolument ! très touristique, mais pour ceux qui aiment la couleur, vous serez plus que ravis !! Le quartier est très riche de détails très graphique..les marionnettes aux balcons vous guident et on sent la ferveur des argentins pour le foot quand on approche du stade emblématique !!
Notice filed on 12/05/2017 
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Visited in april 2016
l’incontournable carte postale de Buenos-Aires, à faire mais ne vaut pas la peine de s'attarder, sauf à visiter le stade de Boca Juniors à défaut d'assister à un match
Notice filed on 04/28/2017 
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Visited in june 2016
Un peu décevant, les photos sont plus belles que la réalité, c'est beaucoup trop touristique et pas très bien préservé. J'ai été déçu du mini quartier que ça représentait, dommage.
Notice filed on 01/14/2017 
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Visited in july 2016
Très joli mais tellement carton-pâte au milieu du quartier de la bocca, ultra pauvre. Il y a des endroits dans la ville vraiment plus beaux à voir, avec beaucoup moins d'attrape touriste !
Notice filed on 12/30/2016 

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