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Caminito Street Museum

Walk through the brightly colored buildings in this replica of a 19th-century Buenos Aires port to learn about its rich Italian history.

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.

Popular Activities at Caminito Street Museum

Like to make your visit to Caminito Street Museum even more unforgettable? Remember to try out one or two of these activities:

Your next great adventure is right in front of you! You might want to try a City Bus Tour to Plaza de Mayo & La Boca or a Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour & River Cruise.

If you'd like more activities, take a look at our Buenos Aires things to do page.


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Unique Art Madero ¥3,966
Unique Art Madero

Unique Art Madero

Chile 80, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Puerto Madero, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, Plaza Dorrego, and Women's Bridge. Casa Rosada and Cafe Tortoni are also within 1 mi (2 km). Buenos Aires Independencia Station is only a 3-minute walk and Buenos Aires Belgrano Station is 7 minutes.

    Savoy Hotel ¥9,063
    Savoy Hotel

    Savoy Hotel

    Av. Callao 181, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress, Obelisco, and Teatro Colon. Florida Street and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Congress Station and Callao Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Hilton Buenos Aires ¥18,015
      Hilton Buenos Aires

      Hilton Buenos Aires

      Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Centro Cultural Kirchner. Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Buenos Aires Corrientes Station is 7 minutes by foot and Leandro N Alem Station is 11 minutes.

        La Boca B&B - Adults Only
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        La Boca B&B - Adults Only

        Magallanes 1221, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Buenos Aires, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Caminito Street Museum and La Bombonera. Cabildo and Casa Rosada are also within 3 mi (5 km). Buenos Aires Sola Station is 19 minutes by foot and Buenos Aires Yrigoyen Station is 28 minutes.

          Hotel Madero Buenos Aires ¥19,085
          Hotel Madero Buenos Aires

          Hotel Madero Buenos Aires

          Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 – Dique 2, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Alvear Tower and Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum. Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo are also within 1 mi (2 km). Buenos Aires Independencia Station is 5 minutes by foot and Buenos Aires Belgrano Station is 12 minutes.

            Hotel San Carlos
            Hotel San Carlos

            Hotel San Carlos

            896 Av. Martín García, Buenos Aires, CABA
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              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.

              NH City Buenos Aires ¥6,686
              NH City Buenos Aires

              NH City Buenos Aires

              Bolivar 160, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Cabildo, Plaza de Mayo, and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. Casa Rosada and Florida Street are also within 5 minutes. Bolivar Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cathedral Station is 2 minutes.

                CH Madero Urbano Suites ¥7,538
                CH Madero Urbano Suites

                CH Madero Urbano Suites

                Azopardo 770, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in San Telmo, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Dorrego, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Women's Bridge. Casa Rosada and Centro Cultural Kirchner are also within 1 mi (2 km). Buenos Aires Independencia Station is only a 2-minute walk and Buenos Aires Belgrano Station is 9 minutes.