Caminito (“little walkway”) is vibrant street in the La Boca area of Buenos Aires and claims to be the origin of the tango.
Once a thriving port town, the region experienced severe decline after the port was moved to another place up the river. Residents supposedly begged incoming ships for leftover cans of paint–in any color–which they used to paint their houses in vibrant, multi-colors.
Today, the area is experiencing an artistic “revival” and is a major tourist attraction for those passing through BA. Colorful restaurants line the busy, cobblestone streets and are filled with street performers and tango dancers. It is a must-see for tourists!