Calle Museo Caminito, Buenos Aires

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
See street art come to life at Calle Museo Caminito, a traditional alley that doubles as an open-air museum. Created by local artist Benito Quinquela Martin in the 1950s, the art project breathed life into a run-down part of town, transforming it into one of the city's most iconic spots. Appreciate the brightly colored houses and intricate paintings, which line the alleyway like a patchwork quilt. Tango lovers can share a passionate dance in the alley--this is where the famous Caminito tango was born. Calle Museo Caminito is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Buenos Aires Edition.
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  • Caminito is made for tourists. A lot of Tango dancers that just randomly try to "grab" tour hand for a photo, a lot of souvenirs shops and restaurants. Not that much to do. If ever in the city again, ...  more »
  • The street is tiny and very kitschy, it takes only 2 minutes to walk through. Only a few painted houses are still there and even those are not in a great condition. Please only come here if you plan t...  more »
  • The place to go when in the Boca neighborhood. Have your camera ready to take many photos of the very colorful paint of the buildings. Definitely a small tourist area with many restaurants and shops. ...  more »