What you'll do
We will visit the non-tourist sector of the most colorful neighborhood of Buenos Aires: La Boca. We will meet its people, its art, architecture, history and customs. We’ll visit the harbour, warehouses and its picturesque train station where large numbers of immigrants arrive. We’ll get inside a corrugated metal clad “conventillo” (tenement houses) that used to provide shelter to immigrants and today hosts a Cultural Centre. We’ll visit one of the many Mutual Assistance Associations: the Volunteer Fire Department. We’ll also get a grasp of the art of Boca through its large murals reflecting different social issues. We’ll observe some old buildings that hosted anarchist newspapers and bordellos in the early 20th century and two local icons of football and Christianity, which worked as refuges for these rootless communities, Boca Juniors Stadium and The Salesian Church. We’ll visit Caminito to find Tango and Fileteado in every corner.
I love Buenos Aires. I’ve been an official tour guide since 2009 and founded PerfectArgentina with a friend in 2011. I’m passionate about showing every corner of my city that is off the tourist circuit and passing on everything I know about it. I’m also a guided touring professor at San Martín National University and organize tours for local people to neighbourhoods that are off the tourist circuit in the city.
Fire Department "Conventillo"Menement Houses
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Where you'll be
We’ll visit the Volunteer Fire Department, whose creation emerged as a consequence of the many fires that repeatedly affected the conventillos. We’ll get inside one of these tenements, which today hosts a Cultural Centre. We’ll have a coffee at Notable Bar La Perla, a former brothel and then head for Caminito.
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Sun, Oct 20 From 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
$1 per person
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Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Please arrange your own transport to La Boca. At the end of the tour you may choose to stay in La Boca or return with me to May Square. We don’t recommend carrying anything valuable, however, having some cash at hand might be a good idea.
Social History of La Boca