IFSSH & IFSHT / Buenos Aires

LA BOCA

La Boca is a picturesque neighborhood created by immigrants —mostly Italian— who came to our country around 1880, and conferred it a typical countenance it still shows today.

Its characteristic features are one-floor houses, made of wood and sheet, painted in bright colors, built on posts so as to protect them from floods, sidewalks with different levels, old cobble stone streets, a ship cemetery, "cafetines" (small cafés) and naval warehouses, which altogether provide the typical harbor ambience.

Some places worth visiting are the Pasaje Caminito, a former railroad turned into a pedestrian-street museum opened to Argentine artists and sculptors; the  Benito Quinquela Martín Museum of Fine Arts; and "La Bombonera"— the Boca Juniors soccer club stadium, where you cannot miss a match.