Caminito, Barrio de La Boca, Buenos Aires

I had lived in Buenos Aires for more than 30 years and never been to La Boca or Caminito. Then, when I was living in Catalonia and came to visit my homeland, I gave it a try. I took a touristic bus (hop-on-hop off) which leaves you right at the entrance of the ‘strip’ called ‘Caminito’, in the La Boca neighbourhood. Caminito takes its name after the famous tango composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto which was inspired by Peñaloza’s lyrics.

What catches your attention immediately is the colourful scenario: houses painted in the richest and most lively colours and shops with their names embellished with filigree decorations typical of the Argentine artistic tradition of the early 1900’s.

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