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La Boca, beyond its 150 years

As the most colorful neighborhood in Buenos Aires, La Boca has a bohemian and artistic feel and is popular with visitors for good reason.

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The city of Buenos Aires has everything an urban tourist wants to live. Nightlife, cultural activities, high-handicap restaurants and amazing architecture. The neighborhood of La Boca is one of those places where all that is not, but it has a magic that everyone wants to know.

La Boca is famous for finding two attractions that most, if not all, visitors to Buenos Aires will want to see: La Bombonera football stadium and Caminito one the museum street Do you offer more than these two attractions? You'll have to read on to find out!

 An introduction to La Boca 

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The neighborhood of La Boca is named because it is located at the mouth of the river that runs along the southern border of the City of Buenos Aires: the Riachuelo. This proximity to the river is in fact the reason for La Boca's existence: the neighborhood used to consist only of shipyards and the houses of the people who worked in them. The houses were built with waste materials such as boat planks and zinc sheets painted with any leftover paint found in the nearby shipyard. That architectural eclecticism gives the neighborhood a desire to be discovered.

La Boca is the kind of place where one simply wanders, contemplating the views of the pseudo-art galleries bordering the alleys, the sounds of street musicians entertaining the crowd, and the smell of roast meat that comes out of the grills.

 Things to see, do or both 

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Surprisingly ugly both from far and near,  La Bombonera  is, of course, the world famous stadium because Maradona played in it. The place was inaugurated on 25 May 1940. The entrance is decorated with murals by renowned artists: Pérez Celis, Romulo Macció and Quinquela Martín. You can also visit  the Museum of the Passion Boquense there , to learn about the history of the club.

 Caminito  is the work of the artist Boca Benito Quinquela Martín. In 1960 he painted the walls of what was then an abandoned street and erected an improvised stage for performances, which quickly became a paradise for artists. There, the tourist is surrounded by a vibrant cityscape, with a colorful kaleidoscope in all directions.

Anyone who wants to know more about Quinquela Martin can visit his mueso. It was donated to the city by the artist and intended to create an educational and cultural center for the neighborhood. It houses the largest collection of oils and prints by Quinquela Martín that exists in the country, all finished between 1922 and 1967. There is also a unique collection of bow mascarons and, on the terrace, an exhibition of Argentine figurative sculptures.

Another place to know is the Fundación Proa in Pedro de Mendoza 1929. It is an excellent museum of modern and contemporary art that hosts international art exhibitions and has a gourmet café overlooking the river on the third floor.

The city of Buenos Aires has everything an urban tourist wants to live. Nightlife, cultural activities, high-handicap restaurants and amazing architecture. The neighborhood of La Boca is one of those places where all that is not, but it has a magic that everyone wants to know.

La Boca is famous for finding two attractions that most, if not all, visitors to Buenos Aires will want to see: La Bombonera football stadium and Caminito one the museum street Do you offer more than these two attractions? You'll have to read on to find out!

 An introduction to La Boca 

The neighborhood of La Boca is named because it is located at the mouth of the river that runs along the southern border of the City of Buenos Aires: the Riachuelo. This proximity to the river is in fact the reason for La Boca's existence: the neighborhood used to consist only of shipyards and the houses of the people who worked in them. The houses were built with waste materials such as boat planks and zinc sheets painted with any leftover paint found in the nearby shipyard. That architectural eclecticism gives the neighborhood a desire to be discovered.

La Boca is the kind of place where one simply wanders, contemplating the views of the pseudo-art galleries bordering the alleys, the sounds of street musicians entertaining the crowd, and the smell of roast meat that comes out of the grills.

 Things to see, do or both 

Surprisingly ugly both from far and near,  La Bombonera  is, of course, the world famous stadium because Maradona played in it. The place was inaugurated on 25 May 1940. The entrance is decorated with murals by renowned artists: Pérez Celis, Romulo Macció and Quinquela Martín. You can also visit  the Museum of the Passion Boquense there , to learn about the history of the club.

 Caminito  is the work of the artist Boca Benito Quinquela Martín. In 1960 he painted the walls of what was then an abandoned street and erected an improvised stage for performances, which quickly became a paradise for artists. There, the tourist is surrounded by a vibrant cityscape, with a colorful kaleidoscope in all directions.

Anyone who wants to know more about Quinquela Martin can visit his mueso. It was donated to the city by the artist and intended to create an educational and cultural center for the neighborhood. It houses the largest collection of oils and prints by Quinquela Martín that exists in the country, all finished between 1922 and 1967. There is also a unique collection of bow mascarons and, on the terrace, an exhibition of Argentine figurative sculptures.

Another place to know is the Fundación Proa in Pedro de Mendoza 1929. It is an excellent museum of modern and contemporary art that hosts international art exhibitions and has a gourmet café overlooking the river on the third floor.

The credit of the photos is from the Tourist Ente de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Publication Date: 29/08/2020

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