Caminito, Buenos Aires

#6 of 101 in Historic Sites in Buenos Aires
Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
See street art come to life at Caminito, a traditional alley that doubles as an open-air museum. Created by local artist Benito Quinquela Martin in the 1950s, the art project breathed life into a run-down part of town, transforming it into one of the city's most iconic spots. Appreciate the brightly colored houses and intricate paintings, which line the alleyway like a patchwork quilt. Tango lovers can share a passionate dance in the alley--this is where the famous Caminito tango was born. Put Caminito and other Buenos Aires attractions into our Buenos Aires trip itinerary tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This area of La Boca is a well-known tourist spot. We were warned and given street boundaries not to exceed by our guide. I was still in the edges of the boundary area given by our guide and pulled...  more »
  • Caminito is just the name for the small, walkable tourist section of the greater neighborhood, La Boca. My friend and I visited this area early on a Sunday before a tour of the Boca Jr futbol...  more »

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