Location: “Caminito” Lane between Magallanes with Lamadrid St. La Boca.
Phone: 4114 5777 / 5789
Originally, a narrow stream run on this spot and then the train; it was re modeled in 1950 by a group of neighbours, among them Quinquela Martin, who suggested giving the name of “Caminito” to the 100-meter street as in homage to the famous tango of Peñalosa and Filiberto written in 1926.
Caminito was the first pedestrian street of this kind in the world. For a while, plays were represented there using the facades of the houses as scenery. As time passed by, there were donations coming from various artists. It has now become an open air museum for Argentine sculptures and artists in general. The polychromated and picturesque houses of La Boca neighbourhood (the home of the world-famous soccer club Boca Juniors) are the natural, appropriate frame for open air museum with sculptures, embossments and murals made of stone, cement and pottery of an extremely popular style.
Works by the following artists can be found here: Luis Perlotti (“Santos Vega”& “Juan de Dios Filiberto”), Angel Ibarra Garcia (“Fragata Sarmiento”), Julio Vergattini (“La Cancion”), Antonio Sassone (“Sembrado Espiritual”), Roberto Capurro (“Levantando la Red“), Juan Leone (“Divina Madre“), Israel Hoffman (“Guardia Vieja“), Humberto Cerantonio (“El Coro“), Ricardo Sanchez (“Regreso de la Pesca“), Ernesto Escalia (“Bombero“), Orlando Stagnaro (“Joven Boquense“), Jose de Luca (“La Raza“). Many other artists also have works on exhibition here.
Now there is a crafts fair too.