Our visit to La Boca continued with a stop in the Caminito, a small street full of colorful houses and buildings.
La Boca has the reputation of being a bit rough around the edges, but in this area it is completely touristy.
While originally there was a stretch of colorful houses that reputed became that way because they used spare paint from the ships, it is now full blown style of the entire area.
Busloads of tourists pile off, wander the streets a bit, and pile back on. But it provides lots of income to the neighborhood so I guess it works.
Throughout the neighborhood are a number of fiberglass statues. With the current Pope being from Buenos Aires he is a favorite subject.
Apparently his twin with a soccer player.
The shops have taken over old buildings and are amusing to wander through them.
Most of the restaurants have a small dance floor where local dancers work hard for tips.
La Boca – sort of a funky Times Square for Buenos Aires. You have to see it when you are in town.