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El Caminito

Caminito is a famous pedestrian walk and open-air museum located in La Boca neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. It's worldly famous for its walls painted in different colours and it inspired the music for a famous Tango with the same name. It was restored in 1950 with the help of the neighbours and the famous artist Quinquela Martin.

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Feria de San Telmo
The Feria de San Telmo is an antique fair established in 1970 in the neighbourhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires. Also known as a flea market, the fair holds a diverse range of products and artistic expressions and it's one of the most popular events for locals and visitors.
La Vuelta de Rocha
Disembarkation place for numerous immigrants. Some claim it is where tango was invented.
MACBA
MACBA or Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires is a private museum that preserves and exhibits national and international contemporary art. The collection was started By Aldo Rubino in the late 80s and continues to grow at the present day.
Manzana de las Luces
One of the earliest sites in the city, with accessible Jesuit-built tunnels.
MAMBA
MAMBA or the Museum for Modern Art in Buenos Aires was founded in 1956 with the intention of showing avant-garde artistic trends. The museum is located in San Telmo and today the collection holds 7000 works of art from 1920 till the present time.
Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda
Iconic bridge which is used in Tango-themed films as a symbol of Buenos Aires.

Related Tours

Tango in La Boca
·        Visit El Caminito, Argentina’s only open-air museum. 
·        Walk on the evocative La Vuelta de Rocha.

If only one human activity could symbolise Buenos Aires, it would have to be Tango. The distinctive dance reflects the city’s soul, merging its immigrant heritage with Latin charm on the River Plate. 

Pioneering Soul

Go around the southern barrio where Tango sprung up, helped by the immigrants who left Europe and struggled to make a living for themselves. Their memory remains strong in the vibrant open-air museum of El Caminito. Known for its pastel-colored houses and the eponymous song by famous singer Carlos Gardel, it is a place where – if you look past the vendors and street performers – you can experience the soul of Tango. Your expert guide will be able to tell the story of how the dance developed and even show some of the moves. 

Welcoming City

Walking through to La Vuelta de Rocha, you will come to where many immigrants landed during the 19th century. Walking along the promenade, which has featured in many different tango films, you will come to the Puente Nicolás Avellaneda. This bridge, which is also the name of the larger bridge behind it, acts as a symbol of southern Buenos Aires in numerous films. It is a perfect spot to hear your guide tell you how Tango has been shown in films. You might even want to watch a few when you get back to your hotel!   
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