Caminito ("little walkway" or "little path" in Spanish) is a street museum and a traditional alley, located in La Boca, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired the music for the famous tango "Caminito" (1926), composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto.
During the 1800s, a small stream flowing into the Riachuelo River ran along the same route where the Caminito is now. Later that century, this area of the stream became known as the Puntin, the Genoese diminutive term for bridge (a small bridge allowed people to cross the stream there). When the stream dried up, tracks for the Ferrocarril Buenos Aires y Puerto de la Ensenada were installed at the site. Disused tracks remain at the end of Caminito, along Garibaldi Street.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:15 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:15 AM – 6:00 PM|
Jimmy W | Nov 14, 2017
Great museum to visit. Its amazing to capture paintings trapped in time through the eyes of this artist, so vivid. The roof top has detailed sculptures of his and the best views of the town. Definitely a must see.
Miguel Goldfeld | Aug 7, 2017
Nice museum, free. Go to the top floor for a great view of La Boca and Riachuelo.
Aaron Mitchell | Oct 3, 2017
We paid 40 pesos to get in which is admittedly not very much but there really isn't much to see around here. The museum itself was SURROUNDED with children (I'd say about 100 minimum) so you couldn't really enjoy the experience. Other than that, there really wasn't very much to see and the sculpture section was closed (half of it was closed). A bit if a let down but at least you could take some okish photos from the top.
David Glover | Apr 15, 2017
Located in an old school building, the gallery inside doesn't not reflect the buildings exterior, or the entrance lobby which looks the part of a school still. Up 3 floors to the first 'floor' of the gallery you'll find brightly colored rooms and Argentinan art from various artists. The next floor up has "la casa museo", with more of Quinquelas art.
Joy Key | Mar 17, 2017
Quinquela was a beautiful soul who painted beautiful works. He had such a positive impact on the entire neighborhood of La Boca. The Museo does a great job connecting to and implementing Quinquela's vision for La Boca and the River and the community. Truly inspiring!
Suvendu Das | Jul 27, 2018
It has an important collection of works of Argentine figurative art from the late nineteenth century to the present day. With the mission that all the artists of the Republic are represented, without forgetting the precursors and initiators of the plastic arts in the country, and the artists of Boquenses. Quinquela Martín designed this Museum during the same time he installed his atelier and house. It has large rooms where the heritage is exhibited together with temporary exhibitions. Also with the impressive terraces of sculptures and a room of Mascarones de Proa, with one of the most important collections in Latin America. On the third floor is the House-Museum of Quinquela Martín, where his great works and personal objects are exhibited.
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