Photo Journal – La Boca, Argentina

While the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires is often called gimmicky, touristy and not the part of town you would be likely to spend the night, it’s certainly worthy of wandering around for few hours of your time.

While the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires is often called gimmicky, touristy and not the part of town you would be likely to spend the night, it’s certainly worthy of wandering around for few hours of your time.While the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires is often called gimmicky, touristy and not the part of town you would be likely to spend the night, it’s certainly worthy of wandering around for few hours of your time.

 

La Boca is a place of contradiction.

It is something like a car crash! You know there could be something there you don’t really want or need to see but you can’t help but slow down and take in the whole scene.

But when it all boils down the colourful La Boca district is a fantastic place to practice your travel photography.

The most famous corner of La Boca in Buenos Aires
The most famous corner of La Boca in Buenos Aires
Tango shows are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires
Tango shows are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires
Quirky statues are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires
Quirky statues are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires
La Boca Buenos Aires may not be modern but it is fun
La Boca Buenos Aires may not be modern but it is fun
Meeting the Pope in La Boca Buenos Aires
Meeting the Pope in La Boca Buenos Aires
With Diego Maradona in La Boca Buenos Aires
With Diego Maradona in La Boca Buenos Aires
Street food means something different in La Boca Buenos Aires
Street food means something different in La Boca Buenos Aires
Some of the characters of La Boca Buenos Aires
Some of the characters of La Boca Buenos Aires
Even the smallest alley is full of life in La Boca Buenos Aires
Even the smallest alley is full of life in La Boca Buenos Aires
Meet the locals of La Boca Buenos Aires
Meet the locals of La Boca Buenos Aires
Color breathing new life into La Boca Buenos Aires
Color breathing new life into La Boca Buenos Aires
Seems like everyone in La Boca Buenos Aires wants some of your money
Seems like everyone in La Boca Buenos Aires wants some of your money
Not hard to tell they love their football in La Boca Buenos Aires
Not hard to tell they love their football in La Boca Buenos Aires
Some Boca Junior legends at La Boca Buenos Aires
Some Boca Junior legends at La Boca Buenos Aires
La Bombonera in La Boca Buenos Aires is one of the world's most famous stadiums
La Bombonera in La Boca Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most famous stadiums

We politely declined any tourist trap offers and instead spent our time seeing the rough beauty behind the veil of La Boca. I have read reviews advising to not waste time visiting the area but I would have regretted not making the effort.

Have you been to La Boca? Let us know what you think of this type of place in the comments.

Dean is the main creative force behind La Vida Global. A road trip veteran with over 30,000 miles of driving in more than a dozen countries. He has also worked in the Australian travel and tourism industry for the past 6 years.

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