La Boca is one of Buenos Aires’ key tourist icons; an iconoclastic burst of chaotic colour in an otherwise bland city. Travelling through Latin America we’ve been enthralled by the cities that communicate the potent mix of indigenous, folk, colonial and imported cultures through their buildings and urban landscapes. La Boca is one of those places in BA, though to find its true value you have to explore behind the facades of its ramshackled buildings cobbled together with thrift, ingenuity and hope.
A key stop on the tourist track, and home to “La Bombonera” – the La Boca Junior football ground, La Boca is home to many of Buenos Aires poorest. As Argentina goes through its current economic crisis, the area is again feeling the impact of poverty and unemployment.
One of the oldest inhabited areas of Buenos Aires, in the…
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