Holidays in Caminito Street Museum

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Caminito Street Museum which includes outdoor eating, street scenes and street performance

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.

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