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