La Boca is the most colourful and controversial part of Buenos Aires.

While the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires is often called gimmicky, touristy and not the part of town you would be likely to spend the night, it’s certainly worthy of wandering around for few hours of your time.

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La Boca is a place of contradiction.

It is something like a car crash! You know there could be something there you don’t really want or need to see but you can’t help but slow down and take in the whole scene.

The most famous corner of La Boca in Buenos Aires

Tango shows are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires

Quirky statues are everywhere in La Boca Buenos Aires

La Boca Buenos Aires may not be modern but it is fun

Meeting the Pope in La Boca Buenos Aires

With Diego Maradona in La Boca Buenos Aires

Street food means something different in La Boca Buenos Aires

Some of the characters of La Boca Buenos Aires

Even the smallest alley is full of life in La Boca Buenos Aires

Meet the locals of La Boca Buenos Aires

Color breathing new life into La Boca Buenos Aires

Seems like everyone in La Boca Buenos Aires wants some of your money

Not hard to tell they love their football in La Boca Buenos Aires

Some Boca Junior legends at La Boca Buenos Aires

La Bombonera in La Boca Buenos Aires is one of the world's most famous stadiums

We politely declined any tourist trap offers and instead spent our time seeing the rough beauty behind the veil of La Boca. I have read reviews advising to not waste time visiting the area but I would have regretted not making the effort.