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Things to do in La Boca, Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires: La Boca Guided Walking Tour in English

1. Buenos Aires: La Boca Guided Walking Tour in English

Join a 2-hour walking tour around La Boca and discover one of the most picturesque places in Buenos Aires. Take in the colorful homes in the multicultural district and learn about the art of tango.   On your journey through the neighborhood, you will likely encounter live performances of Tango dancers on the streets. See many works of "fileteado" art and learn about its origin.   Finish the tour outside La Bombonera Stadium, where you will get to know the history of the Boca Juniors, the most popular football club in Argentina. After the tour, you can enter the stadium and the Boca Juniors Museum.

Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

2. Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

On this 3-hour tour you’ll have the opportunity to see the main site of Buenos Aires. Begin at the Plaza de Mayo or May Square, the site of the most important historical events since the city’s founding. Your guide will show you the most important buildings and monuments and tell you about the square’s history. Then enjoy Avenida de Mayo (May Avenue) and marvel at the atmosphere of San Telmo, the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and explore its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Feel the beat of the original Argentinian tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Walk along Caminito Street and watch the dancers and browse the shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Experience the modernization of the city as you travel along Madero Port and see its docks that are home to large office buildings and an array of dining venues. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and then on to Palermo, the most exclusive residential area in Buenos Aires. Later, in Recoleta, you’ll see the cemetery that is the final resting place of Eva Peron. Wander through the cemetery to locate her burial site.

Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

3. Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

Take a tour of Buenos Aires on an itinerary tailored exclusively for you. Design your own itinerary with suggestions from your private guide. Start with a visit to Plaza de Mayo and see the famous Casa Rosada, the executive office of the President of Argentina. Then, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral to admire the main Catholic church of Buenos Aires overlooking Plaza de Mayo. Head to the beautifully-preserved neighborhood of San Telmo, before going to the port district of La Boca to see where the first Italian immigrants settled. Admire the colorful buildings on the street museum of the "Caminito." Next, visit the exclusive area of La Recoleta (time permitting) and go to the cemetery where some of the most wealthy and historic Argentineans are buried. Benefit from some free time to make stops or enjoy lunch throughout the day. Whether you want to see a little of everything or spend more time at a few locations, your guide will organize a tour to ensure you get what you want. At the end, they will take you back to your accommodation or any other location in the city, depending on your own requirements.

Buenos Aires: River Plate and Boca Juniors Museum Tour

4. Buenos Aires: River Plate and Boca Juniors Museum Tour

On this football tour, you’ll head to La Boca, a southern neighborhood of Buenos Aires where Argentine football was born. The first stop is La Bombonera, the mythical Boca Juniors stadium. You’ll only need to take a look at the surrounding area to see the locals’ passion for football. Next stop is the Museo de la Pasión Boquense, where you’ll see images of all the footballers who played for the club. Learn about the history and evolution of the jersey and visit the trophies room. Watch a short film about the players’ experience and see the jerseys of 2 of the greatest footballers who ever played at La Bombonera. Head to the north of the city for the second stop of the tour, at El Monumental, located in the Belgrano district. You’ll visit the River Plate Museum to learn about the history of the club, its stars, and its most important titles. The visit starts at the Modulo de Traslación Temporal, a kind of time machine that will take you back to the year of the foundation of the club.

Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

5. Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

Visit the most beautiful and important areas of Buenos Aires at your own pace, with no time restrictions. Discover the history of Plaza de Mayo, site of the most important historical events in the country. See the most emblematic buildings, and learn about the key players of those events. Head along May Avenue and enjoy a coffee at the historical Café Tortoni. If you like, take a short trip on the first ever subway line in South America.  Visit San Telmo and marvel at this oldest residential neighborhood. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antique shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Explore Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. Then, see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium and, if you want, the Pasión Boquense Museum.  Contemplate the modernization of the city on your next stop, Madero Port. See its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Travel through Retiro to one of the most aristocratic areas of the city, Recoleta. Discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, Evita, and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where her remains rest. Visit Palermo and its most exclusive residential area, before finally returning to your hotel. 

Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

6. Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

Have an amazing time on this signature tour which will leave you with a true affection for this beloved city. Your full day tour will cover history, culture, fun, food and most importantly, cycling.   You will start in the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, and wind your way through the narrow streets, stopping to soak up the architecture and charm of the neighborhood. Then on to the colorful Caminito at the heart of the old port of La Boca, via the famous football stadium La Bombonera. After a short break, you will head to the second port and newest area of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero, with its modern buildings and chic appearance. Then to absorb the feeling of space and tranquility in the Reserva Ecologica, you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant which offers meat and vegan options. After lunch, you'll ride north and visit the site where the city was born, Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by the Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Cabildo. Then you'll head up north to the transport hub of Retiro to discover one of the city's finest parks, the Plaza San Martin, which was the headquarters of the Liberator's Army. After this, continue on to the high society area of Recoleta, where you will have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Recoleta Cemetery and the final resting place of Evita. You will then really stretch your legs with a ride around the lungs of Palermo, a wonderful park and lakes system which is the main outdoor meeting point in the city. Through Barrio Norte in Palermo and across downtown, your last stop is at the Congress square, right next to the magnificent Congress building.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

7. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

Explore the city of Buenos Aires on this insightful bus tour. Get on and off at the stop you prefer and tour the city at your own pace. If you're passionate about sports, you'll love this ticket combo, that allows you to visit both River Plate Museum and Boca Junior Museums, both local staples. While riding the bus, listen to the comprehensive audio guide to discover every corner of Buenos Aires, including the traditional neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. See emblematic buildings, historical places, and cultural spaces. From the stop in the Nuñez neighborhood, you can walk toward the River Plate Museum and Stadium for your visit. Learn about the history of one of the most important Argentine teams and admire its showcases of achievements. Tour its stadium and access the teams' locker rooms. To visit the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Boca Junior Museum), you can take the bus all the way to the stop in the La Boca neighborhood. Walk through the different thematic exhibitions with photos, videos, trophies, and the collection of shirts belonging to famous players.

Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

8. Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

Start the tour in San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, street lighting (known as "faroles"), cobblestones, old buildings, and original decor add to the unique bohemian atmosphere of the place. Sundays are the busiest days as the street market comes to life around Plaza Dorrego. Explore the San Telmo market and browse through the shops selling meat, vegetables, and other groceries. Most of them offer local gastronomy and specialties from all over the world. You will also taste some delicious empanadas. Continue along Defensa Street, in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood, and reach the park. Take the bus to La Boca neighborhood, known for the Boca Juniors stadium and the colorful Caminito Street. Be enchanted by street tango dancing and singing performances and learn how tango, soccer, and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Onboard another bus, enjoy the views of the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero until you reach the Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires, and the political heart of Argentina. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the colonial City Hall, and the Casa Rosada, the seat of the executive power. After touring the square, head to the Obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. Be a part of this incredible metropolis, going through the real experience of the daily life of an Argentine citizen, and walk along the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments, and streets will show the changes that the city has undergone since its foundation. Arrive in the Recoleta neighborhood by subway and see beautiful architecture, a large number of museums, elegant cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues, and shopping malls. Visit the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of most of the aristocratic families of the country and of well-known historical figures such as Eva Duarte Perón. Optional: After touring the cemetery, take a bus to the Montserrat neighborhood and visit the Barolo Palace, inaugurated in 1923 and declared a National Historic Monument. Its architecture has rigorous symbolism and includes numerous analogies and references to the Divine Comedy, by the poet Dante Alighieri. The tour ends with a visit to a beautiful viewpoint at the top of the Barolo Palace, with views of the Plaza Congreso, Avenida de Mayo, and its surroundings. Here we can relax at the bar located on the rooftop, having a drink and enjoying a snack.

Buenos Aires: Small Group Tour and Sunset Open Bar Cruise

9. Buenos Aires: Small Group Tour and Sunset Open Bar Cruise

Start your tour with a small group tour of Buenos Aires and finish your day with an open bar cruise on the Río de La Plata. Start in the northern part of the city and tour the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo, and Recoleta.     Next, take pictures at Floralis Generica and take a 30-minute tour of France square where is the Recoleta Cementery. Spend 30 minutes at Plaza de Mayo, where the city was founded in 1580. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of La Boca to admire the colorful conventillos - the homes of Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century - and the picturesque Caminito Street.   See the center of the city via the emblematic 9 de Julio Avenue, home to the Colon Theater and the Obelisk. Exploring the south of the city, breathe the air of tango in its hometown: San Telmo. At the end of the tour, board the Humberto M ship in Puerto Madero, where you will enjoy a 1-hour sunset cruise with a gorgeous view of the port. Enjoy a drink on the ship deck with an open bar included and finish your tour at 7:30 PM.

Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

10. Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

Experience the past and present of Buenos Aires, visiting neighborhoods, admiring architecture, and seeing the best attractions the city has to offer on this sightseeing tour.   The tour starts in the northern part of the city. Explore the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta, which are full of large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions. Here, you’ll make your first stop: a 5-minute picture stop at Floralis Generica, a sculpture made out of steel and aluminum.   Then, stop for a half-hour tour of France Square. Pass by Colon Theater and the Obelisk to reach your third stop, Plaza de Mayo, where the city was born in 1580. Admire the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral for about 20 minutes.   Continuing towards the south of the city, breathe in the air of tango in its hometown: San Telmo. You’ll also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located: La Bombonera. In La Boca, you can also admire the colorful conventillos (tenement houses), home to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, as well as the picturesque street Caminito. Afterward, you can be dropped off at the meeting point or various other attractions. If the hotel pickup was selected, you can be taken back to your hotel.  If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero port, where lunch is included aboard Humberto M boat.

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What people are saying about La Boca, Buenos Aires

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,607 reviews

the tour guide was lovley... the places of interest were nice .. the boat tour is a bit odd as u only go in. aport full of containers but it's a nice comedown after the day in d heat and we enjoyed the tour very much

Santiago was an exceptional and wonderful guide with incredible knowledge and presentation skills. He made the tour informative and entertaining .

Santiago var kunnskapsrik og svært god til å formidle! hadde 2 interessante og lærerike timer i La Boca!

Our tour guide was great and vary knowledgeable about the city and the locations we visited.

It was a good way to see the city. We took the bus and we’re able to walk in core parts.