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La Boca

Cultural historic district, located south-east of the city at the mouth of the Riachuelo of La Plata river.

1. Scenographic Mural, Almirante Brown 36  
The theatre group, the Catalinas Sur made a magnificent mural that represents a typical scene of the neighborhood. They did so with wood, sheets and panels found in a tenement in the area. On the wall there are the figures of Anibal Troilo, Diego Maradona and the painter of La Boca, Martín Benito Quinquela.

2. Yellow House, Almirante Brown 401  
Admiral William Brown was a brilliant Irish marine, pioneer of the Argentine Navy. The yellow house is a copy of the Admiral's house, and inside we found the department of Naval Historical Studies and the Brown Institute, it also has a library and a large and elegant lounge. On Almirante Brown Avenue, in honor of the sailor, the first theaters in La Boca were built, the Ateneo Iris, the Panterpe and Dante Alighieri, which which performed Italian opera.

3. Church of Our Lady of Immigrants, Necochea 312  
Designed by architect Lanari. Inside you can see a bas-relief of Roberto Capurro and beautiful stained glass windows of Juan Ballester Peña, Raúl Russo and Armando Sicca.  
The Church of Our Lady of Immigrants, as the name says, was built in memory and honor of immigrants of different nationalities who arrived years ago in Argentina, including La Boca.

4. Ghost Tower, Avenida Almirante Brown and W. Villafañe  
Built by architect Guillermo Alvarez, the tower keeps a legend that tells of the suicide of a painter from the viewpoint of the top floor, it is said that the ghost of the woman still lives there, that is why the name of the tower.

5. Banchero Pizzeria, 1200 Almirante Brown  
With several branches spread over the city, is one of the most popular and traditional in Buenos Aires. Inaugurated in 1932 by the Genoese immigrant. Agustín Banchero.

6. San Juan Evangelista Church. 486 Olavarría  
In 1859 the church began to function, which then became the Peace court, in 1870 when the neighbors called an independent jurisdiction.  
In 1886, based on the design of Paul Bessana the current temple was inaugurated.

7. Volunteer Fire Station, 567 Brandsen  
With the floods caused by the flooding of the Riachuelo and the strong yellow fever epidemics, there was an urgent need of a professional firefighters, and thanks to Don Tomas Liberti the Volunteer Fire Brigade of La Boca was established on July 2, 1884.

8. Boca Juniors Stadium, Brandsen 805  
Known as "La Bombonera" stadium is one of the most popular and prestigious clubs in the country. It was opened in 1940 and has capacity for 60,000 people. On the outside we see a mural painted by Perez Celis.

9. Wax Museum. Del Valle 1261 Iberlucea  
It is the only wax museum in Argentina. In five of its rooms works of the sculptor and founder of the museum Domingo Tellech are exhibited. In addition, the museum tells the story and odyssey of the South of Buenos Aires, from its beginnings until today, trhough different scenes.  
Years ago, in this house of the twentieth century, the Committee of the Socialist Alfredo Palacios was located.

10. La Perla Bar, Magallanes and Del Valle Iberlucea  
Surrounded by art galleries, antique shops and galleries, is one of the most traditional bars in the city.

11. Caminito Street Museum 
Carrega Arturo, a resident of La Boca, called Martin Quinquela to give life and paint the street where the train used to pass and where once a narrow river had ran. Several artists started their artwork to this famous and unique street turned out to be an open-air museum with no gates, called "Caminito" in honor of the tango of Peñalosa and Filiberto in the year 1926.

12. Volunteer Firefighters Plaza. Lamadrid and Garibaldi  
Before it was an abandoned field, now it has an amphitheater and is one of the places chosen to spend the day with family or friends.

13. Proa Foundation, Av Pedro de Mendoza 1929  
Promotes interest in art and culture, promotes contemporary art projections and organizes conferences on contemporary art and international exhibitions. It is a non-profitable institution.

14. Vuelta de Rocha, Av Pedro de Mendoza and Del Valle Iberlucea.  
Here old Genoese met to evoke their homeland. Today, in these lands which were once under the power of Dona Antonio Rocha, we find a plaza in the form of a ship now.

15. Pedro de Mendoza School and Museum Quinquela Martín, Av Pedro de Mendoza 1835  
Benito Quinquela wanted to built a primary school, an Argentine art museum and his home and workplace, so in 1933 he donated land for this building and therefor meet these aspirations. The classrooms of the school were decorated with his paintings in murals. The third floor is the museum's collection in which you can see several works of Quinquela and other Argentine artists.

16. La Ribera Theatre. Pedro de Mendoza 1821  
With capacity for 700 people, was opened in 1971 on land donated by Martin Quinquela, who also participated in the work of theater.

17. Old Ferry Bridge, Pedro de Mendoza and Almirante Brown.  
The iron structure, allows the crossing of pedestrians, cars and trams. Was established and inaugurated in 1914 by the Southern Railway Company.

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