12 noon | The colours of La Boca

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PEREZ GALDOS, BENITO AV. 96

All is art in La Boca, a neighbourhood famous for its colourful communal houses painted bright colours by artist Benito Quinquela Martín.

The "galpón de Catalinas"

This site belongs to a theatre company formed by a group of neighbours more than 30 years ago. The building's facade at Calle Benito Pérez Galdós 96 features a mural by Omar Gasparini 

Scenographic Mural

Neighbours recycled sheet metal and wood from an old communal dwelling to create this homage to typical local characters such as the local gangster, the Genoese immigrant, sailors and volunteer firefighters, alongside Porteño idols such as Benito Quinquela Martín, Carlos Gardel, Diego Maradona and Juan de Dios Filiberto (Av. Almirante Brown 36).

Caminito

From the moment the painter Benito Quinquela Martín decided to transform this cobblestone street into an open-air museum, it's been the emblem of La Boca. There are several murals nearby, including one dedicated to the neighbourhood's volunteer firefighters, one depicting a traditional carnival procession, and one paying hommage to the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. (Plazoleta Bomberos Voluntarios).

La Bombonera stadium

Inside Boca Juniors' stadium, you'll find a Benito Quinquela Martín mural that depicts the moment that the club's colours were chosen. On the exterior of the building, you can find works by recognised painters Rómulo Maccio and Pérez Celis (Calle Brandsen 805).

To continue the itinerary: 

Take bus number 86 at the junction of Brandsen and Palos. After a 15 minute journey, hop off at our next stop, the junction of Independencia and Paseo Colón.

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