San Telmo and La Boca

San Telmo and La Boca

Overview

San Telmo and La Boca are special barrios that most, if not all, visitors would note on their bucket-list when they come to Buenos Aires.

San Telmo, the oldest barrio in the capital, is a great multicultural and industrial area. The place appeals to numerous artists, creating a bohemian vibe and a tango mecca.

La Boca, which means “the mouth” in English, is located at the mouth of Riachuelo river flowing along the southern border of the capital. Despite the fact that it’s a fiercely and unreservedly working-class place, La Boca holds some extremely famous touristy spots.

Terrain

This point-to-point ride around the two barrios comes with well-paved streets and some narrow alleys.

Access

Find the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art on Avenue San Juan. This is where the ride starts.

Food and drink

Sagardi, just a few minutes' walk from where the trail starts, is a new, modern and charming place for dinner. Gran Paraiso (Great Paradise) on Gral. José Garibaldi near the Caminito is totally a paradise for those looking for Argentinan cuisine.

More details

San Telmo, whose Street Defensa transforms to a vast fun antique market every Sunday. It’s a nice place to shop at abundant kiosks, stores, and to enjoy street performers. Don't forget pop-up art galleries and fantastic murals, which makes San Telmo even more attractive.

La Boca, home to the stadium “La Bombonera”, and the-most-visited Caminito, the colorful artists’ alley. Many open-air tangoes are on display to entertain the patrons at the outdoor cafes.

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5.921 km / 3.679 mi

Total Distance

50 m / 163 ft

Total Ascent

63 m / 208 ft

Total Descent

24 m / 80 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Low
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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