La Boca is a lively – and very colourful – neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  You can see from the photographs just how colourful and quirky this area is and it is becoming increasingly popular with visitors. It reminds me a little of Havana, with its interesting architecture and — those wonderful retro cars.

It teems with artists, musicians and very beautiful couples performing the tango – surely the sexiest of all dances! It was a local artist, Benito Quinquela Martín, who was first responsible for the gaudy colours you’ll see in this neighbourhood and it certainly led to its revival.

It’s a quirky place to visit and certainly full of life. It’s atmosphere is very European as its first settlers were Italian immigrants from the city of Genoa – they obviously brought their Italian exuberance to Argentina!

See more here about tours to Buenos Aires and enjoy the photographs below.

Main image by Leandro Neumann CiuffoEl Caminito – 2, CC BY 2.0, Link

By Luis Argerich from Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Boca – Caminito, CC BY 2.0

La Boca





JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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