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La Boca

Witness of  the history of the city. It  is a cultural and historic district. Recognized mainly because it was the birthplace of Tango.

1. Scenographic Mural, Almirante Brown 36
Walls where you can see the figures of Anibal Troilo, Diego Maradona and Quinquela Benito Martín. They reproduce La Boca neighborhood, made by the Theatre Group Catalinas Sur, who did them with wood, sheets and metal panels they found.

2. Yellow House, Almirante Brown 401
Replica of the house of the Irish marine and brilliant pioneer of the Argentine Navy, Admiral William Brown. Here we find the department of Naval Historical Studies, Brown Institute, luxurious lounge and a library.
On  Avenida Almirante Brown, in memory of the sailor, the first theaters in La Boca were built: Ateneo Iris, the Panterpe and Dante Alighieri.

3. Church of Our Lady of Immigrants, Necochea 312
Built in memory of all immigrants who arrived to Argentina and especially settled down in La Boca. Built by Lanari, with works of Roberto Capurro and the stunning stained glass windows of Juan Ballester Peña, Raúl Russo and Armando sicca.

4. Ghost Tower, Avenida Almirante Brown and W. Villafañe
Its name comes from a legend that tells that in the tower lives the ghost of a writer who committed suicide from the viewpoint of the top floor. Built by architect Guillermo Alvarez.

5. Banchero Pizzeria, 1200 Almirante Brown
A popular and traditional pizzeria, opened in 1932, with branches located throughout the city. Agustín Banchero was the Genoese who created this excellent pizza.

6. ChurchSan Juan Evangelista. 486 Olavarría
It was opened in 1859. Then in 1870 it became the seat of Justice of the Peace, because the neighbors called for an independent jurisdiction.
En1886 Finally, based on the design of Bessana Paul the present church was inaugurated.

7. Volunteer Fire Station, 567 Brandsen
Thomas Liberti was who created, in July 1884, the Fire Volunteer Brigade to give a solution and help face the ongoing floods caused by the flooding of the Riachuelo and the strong yellow fever epidemics that hit the city.

8. Boca Juniors Stadium, Brandsen 805
Opened in 1940, with capacity for 60,000 spectators. It is one of the clubs with more fans and one of the most prestigious in the country. It is popularly known as "La Bombonera". The famous painter Perez Celis was who designed and built the wall on the outside of the stadium.

9. Wax Museum. Del Valle 1261 Iberlucea
Where it used to operate the Committee of the Socialist of Alfredo Palacios. It is the only wax museum in Argentina. It tells the story of the south of Buenos Aires. It also has five different rooms, which show the works of the sculptor anf ounder of the museum, Domingo Tellech.

10. La Perla Bar, Magallanes and Del Valle Iberlucea
A traditional bar in the city. With various art galleries, antique shops and galleries.

11. Street Muesum Caminito
Before becoming a famous and renowned cultural street, a river ran through here and then a train. Martin Quinquela was responsible for giving life to the street, he began painting and donating  his works of art and later other artists began to do the same. Today it is an open-air museum where you can see and learn the history of this neighborhood and especially the secrets and the magic of tango.

12. Plazoleta Volunteer Firefighters. Lamadrid and Garibaldi
In what used to be an abandoned field, an amphitheater, and today we find families and friends looking for sun, nature and tranquility.

13. Proa Foundation, Av Pedro de Mendoza 1929
Non-profit organization that promotes interest in culture and organizes conferences on contemporary art and international exhibitions.

14. Vuelta de Rocha, Av Pedro de Mendoza and Del Valle Iberlucea.
A square with shio shape, where the Genoese  used to meet to speak and discuss issues related to their homeland.

15. Pedro de Mendoza School and Museum Quinquela Martín, Av Pedro de Mendoza 1835
In 1933, Benito Martín Quinquela wanted to create a primary school, an Argentine art museum and build his home and workplace, therefore he donated this land to build his great desire.
He painted and decorated the classrooms, on the third floor he put some of his works and others from Argentine artists.

16. La Ribera Theatre. Pedro de Mendoza 1821
Opened in 1971. Martin was Quinquela who donated the land to build this theater with capacity for 700 people.

17. Old Ferry Bridge, Pedro de Mendoza and Almirante Brown.
Inaugurated by the Southern Railway in 1914 to allow the crossing of pedestrians, cars and trams.

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