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La Boca, Buenos Aires’ Most Colorful Neighborhood

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012

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Sprawled along the abandoned port of the Riachuelo River in the south of Buenos Aires, the neighborhood – or barrio – of La Boca is a pocket of old age charm, once the first stop-off for European settlers in Argentina and now a popular haunt of bohemian artists, tango dancers and the city’s youth.

While widely regarded as one of the city’s most dangerous districts, perhaps thanks to its largely poor population, a number of the most-visited streets are well policed and extremely popular with tourists looking for a taste of a lesser-seen Buenos Aires.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Argentina Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Argentina.

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