The Caminito Street Museum is a replica of the old, colorful buildings in the Buenos Aires port region of La Boca. It’s said that the 330-foot-long (100-meter) street is the world’s first outdoor museum for pedestrians.
Stroll down the Caminito Street Museum to learn about the area’s past. Capture photos of the pink, yellow and blue buildings. The street was built to look authentic, so you can see clotheslines and other items that add to the illusion.
Watch costumed performers dancing the tango in the street. La Boca is one of a few districts in the city that lay claim to the invention of the dance. Most of the bars and restaurants in the area play tango music too. Browse souvenir shops for tango-themed items and replicas of the museum’s buildings.
Book a guided tour of the Caminito and its surrounding La Boca area to learn about the neighborhood and its Italian history. The word Caminito is Spanish for “Little Street.”
The Riachuelo River used to run down the street where the Caminito is now based. After the stream dried up in the 1800s, walls for street art were built here.
La Boca is home to many families of Italian heritage, who came at the end of the 19th century to work in the port. Largely from the port city of Genoa, they built their houses from spare parts in the shipyard. Several decades later, the buildings were torn down and replaced by drab houses. The museum was built in the 1950s to pay tribute to the Italian past of Buenos Aires and bring back bright colors and intriguing architecture.
The Caminito Street Museum is based in the La Boca area in eastern Buenos Aires. It is next to the Riachuelo River, which leads to the ocean. This area of the city is the home of the famous Argentine soccer team, Boca Juniors. Buses travel to the museum from most parts of the city.
Like to make your visit to Caminito Street Museum even more unforgettable? Remember to try out one or two of these activities:
If you'd like more activities, take a look at our Buenos Aires things to do page.
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Excellent hotel in Puerto Madero. Staff excellent. Lobby bar excellent. Restaurant has limited menu but area has numerous restaurants. Automobile access to Puerto Madero limited due to construction probably for most of 2019 but construction does not affect hotels or restaurants. Will return ...
Situated in Buenos Aires, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Caminito Street Museum and La Bombonera. Plaza de Mayo and Cabildo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Buenos Aires Sola Station is 19 minutes by foot and Buenos Aires Yrigoyen Station is 28 minutes.
The hotel is in a great location. Many restaurants and parks are walking distance.
Beautiful hotel in convenient, central location. Liked the artwork in the lobby, restaurant and hallways.
I enjoyed the old world elegance of the public areas. The rooms were clean and the bed very comfortable
Located in Barracas, this hostal is within 1 mi (2 km) of Argentine Cinema Museum and La Bombonera. Cabildo and Plaza de Mayo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Buenos Aires Constitution Station is 12 minutes by foot and San Juan Station is 18 minutes.