Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Caminito is one of the typical postcard scenery in Buenos Aires, it's impossible to miss when you go on vacation in Argentina's capital.

Buenos Aires is one of those enchanting places that one imagines as full of magic to discover. Whenever I saw photos of Buenos Aires, there was a colorful and happy place called Caminito.

In my (very short) vacation in that city, I took a short tour that would show me the places that needed to be seen. I thought about taking that tour in order to come back to the places I liked the most. That’s how I got to Caminito, one of the last stops of the tour.

Caminito is a street located at the La Boca neighborhood. It is said to be quite dangerous because of criminality, but that small street is a tourist attraction. The instructions were to not stray from Caminito’s block, so that’s what I did.

The short half hour I was able to be there with the tour was insufficient to find everything marvelous. I took my camera and went crazy shooting everything I could, but it wasn’t enough, so I had to go back.

The stunning colors, lively among old houses, couples dancing the tango, “batucadas” (groups of percussionists), and artists of different art forms make Caminito one of the places I enjoyed the most during my trip.

Cheap—and very good—food, grilled “asados”, Italian pastas, national beers, and live tango were the attractions of the restaurants in Caminito. I wasn’t able to resist, and ate a HUGE plate of raviolis and beer for little less than ten dollars; excellent for Saturday hunger.

There were many souvenir stores, where the prices are very reasonable compared to those in Microcentro. The attendants were also very nice.

The nicest view was the couples dancing tango and inviting the public to learn to dance or simply allowing bystanders to be photographed with them.

A very lively place. Unmissable! Both in order to marvel with the Argentinean people’s culture as to load the stomach, and keep touring this beautiful city.

written by iaki on 2011-09-22 in #world #locations #argentina #urban-adventures #caminito #buenos-aires #tango #food #vacations #summer
translated by isabelbatteria

3 Comments

  1. pomps
    pomps ·

    I have to visit Caminito!

  2. pomps
    pomps ·

    I have to visit Caminito!

  3. glenn
    glenn ·

    EXCELLENT

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