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La Boca: must visit in Buenos Aires

La Boca is a district that grew around the first natural harbor of Buenos Aires . It was a receiving district of great contingents of immigrants, in its majority Italian. On August 29 th of 1870 was dictated the decree which La Boca acquired the jurisdictional category of district. Its appearance is marke by irregular streets and high paths that protect the houses against possible floods. Its main commercial Avenue is Almirante Brown . La Boca is the most colorful district of the city and center of a rich artistic activity of laborious people with marine vocation.

In the district of La Boca you can visit:

Nicolas Avellaneda Bridge : ( Pedro de Mendoza Avenue and Necochea) Constructed in 1939 in replacement of the old Trasbordador Bridge Nicholas Avellaneda who is next to him and that it conserves the iron structure.

This one constructed in 1908 and declared Historical Monument in 1999, and at the moment, in disuse.

The new cement bridge has an extension of 1500m, allowing the automotive and peatonal transit and communicating the Independent City with the province of Buenos Aires .

On the foot of the bridge are boats that cross passengers to the other side of the Brook (the oldest kind of transportation of the city).

Return of Rocha (Vuelta de Rocha): (in the borders of the Brook, near by the avenue Don Pedro de Mendoza and Del Valle Iberlucea ) It is a small cove that describes the course of the Brook. Was declared Place of National Historical Interest in 1949, because it is the most representative one of the district. It receives the name of one of his owners farmer Don Antonio Rocha, who owned the zone in 1636. Here settled down the arsenal of the fleet that entrusted admiral Guillermo Brown, where tasks the preparation of the ships. A small square next to the border ( National Historical Place ) keeps a mast decorated with marine reasons raised in honor of the naval hero.

Caminito Museum : Peatonal street that works outdoors like a museum. Originally it was a deflection of the railroad General Roca , that went from Yellow House to the harbour and that stopped working in 1954. It doesnt have paths or vestibules, but there are numerous windows and balconies of multicolors houses. Its name is in tribute to Juan de Dios Filiberto author of the Caminito tango, wich was proposed by a group of neighbors (one of these was Quinquela Martín). Take your tour here (https://www.tangol.com/eng/tours_buenos-aires_argentina_ar).

House where Juan de Dios Filiberto was born : ( 1078 Necochea street )

Giribaldi Street : Is divided longitudinally by a route of trains. They are three blocks where can be observed the original construction of the district , with houses made by plate and painted of several colors.

Proa Foundation: ( 1929 Don Pedro de Mendoza street ) Institution, that works from 1996, without aims of profit dedicated to the diffusion of the contemporary art. In the first stage there ir a terrace, where has a panoramic see of the Brook, and in the second floor there is a yard dedicated to the reading.

Historical Wax museum : ( 1261 Del Valle Iberlucea street ) Inaugurated in 1980, in a old large house from 1902. Museum that exhibits wax figures of natural size made by the artist Domingo Tellechea, and acclimated in scenes that go from the colonial time to the present.

San JuanEvangelista Church :( 486 Olavarria street) Parish inaugurated in 1886. Work of the architect Pablo Besana. The first chapel, previous to the present one, was constructed in this place in 1859 with tables of pine donated by the neighbors. The decree by which La Boca acquired the jurisdictional category of district specified that the comiciales acts would take place in the vestibule of the same one.

Pedro de Mendoza School: ( 1835 Pedro de Mendoza avenue ) Lands donated by painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890-1977) in 1936, In that works a primary school, the Museum of Beautiful Arts of the La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín and the Theater of the Shore.

Quarter of Firemen ( 567 Brandsen street) Institution founded on July 2nd in 1884 by initiative of Don Tomás Liberti, due to frequent fires that took place in the zone by the materials whereupon with the houses were constructed. He is oldest of its type in Latin America

Stadium of the Boca Junior club : ( 805 Brandsen street ) Its official name is Alberto Jose Armando who was president of the club from 1954 to 1955 and from 1959 to 1980. Popularly is known as the "Bombonera". Work of engineer Víctor Sulcic, author of the building where was the Market of Supply of Buenos Aires today turned in shopping (Abasto Shopping), inaugurated in 1940 and reformed in 1996 In its hallcan be observed a mural painted by Quinquela Martín that represents the moment which the founders choose the colors of the club.

Cantinas: ( Necochea street , between Suárez and Brandsen) Famous Italian bars, restaurants specialized in pasta and sea fruits.

 


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