El Gran Paraiso



The historic tenement

In the patio of El Gran Paraíso there is a tenement house dating from 1890. It is a construction of sheets and old wood that preserves its original style. You can visit the rooms on the upper floor enjoying a wonderful view of Caminito

A unique experience, having lunch outdoors in a tenement patio or in one of its rooms converted into a dining room, in the La Boca neighborhood, surrounded by plants and trees

It is a retro walk, a trip back in time, it is part of our history.

The patio and the conventillo are on Caminito street and the entrance to the property is in front of the tracks of a freight train that still circulates. A picturesque place, like the entire neighborhood of La Boca, ideal for walking, having lunch and taking photos with the family.

República de La Boca

#Republic of

La Boca


The neighborhood owes its name to the fact that "the mouths" of the Riachuelo are located in this area, the place where its waters flow into the Río de la Plata. Many historians agree that La Boca is the site where Pedro de Mendoza founded the city of Santa María de los Buenos Aires, in 1536. For several years, the mouth of the Riachuelo was the natural port of Buenos Aires. At the end of the 19th century, an Italian community with a preponderance of Genoese origin began to settle which, little by little, gave life and personality to the neighborhood. Over time, other groups of immigrants, Spanish, Greek, German, and some scattered groups of French and Saxons, joined.


In 1882 a group of Genoese signed a document that they sent to the King of Italy informing him that they had established the Republic of La Boca. Upon learning of this news, the then president, Julio Argentino Roca, immediately had the Genoese flag hoisted in the place removed and put an end to the conflict.


La Boca was characterized as a neighborhood of funny, noisy and melancholic inhabitants. They spoke the xeneixe dialect, of the Genoese, as if they were in their land. They were hard workers and supportive, they came to form numerous community support institutions, edited newspapers and founded sports and cultural clubs.



Given its great sensitivity to art, singers, musicians, poets and plastic artists have been born in the neighborhood, many of whom have occupied significant places in popular sentiment.
One of the greatest artistic referents of La Boca was the painter Benito Quinquela Martín.disciple of the Italian master Alfredo Lázzari.
Today, La Boca continues to be a source of artistic and cultural inspiration.
Its particular architecture is still appreciated, wooden and sheet metal houses, with iron balconies.
Its corrugated sheet facades are combined with the wooden carpentry enriched by various mouldings.
The variety of colors comes from the leftover paint from ships that sailors brought home, so they took advantage of every last drop to paint their walls.


Boca Juniors was founded on Monday, April 3, 1905, by a handful of young Italian immigrants.
The blue and yellow colors, taken from the flag of a Swedish ship, moored in those days in the waters of the Riachuelo.
For its part, River Plate, was founded on May 25, 1901, also in the neighborhood of La Boca, by the merger of two pre-existing clubs called "Santa Rosa" and "La Rosales".
Later, it moved to Palermo, where it had its own stadium, but over the years the club grew in popularity and had to move, in 1938, to the Belgrano neighborhood, north of the city, where its facilities are located, currently the neighborhood of Núñez.


It is the first open-air museum in the world, since murals, sculptures, bas-reliefs and mosaics by renowned artists from the neighborhood can be seen on its tours.
It bears the name of Caminito, as a tribute to a popular tango of the same name, the work of Juan de Dios Filiberto. Without sidewalks or doorways, framed by tenement houses painted in contrasting and bright colors, and housing an art fair inside, Caminito has become an icon of the La Ribera neighborhood. It was inaugurated in 1959 at the initiative of the artist from Boca, Benito Quinquela Martín.
The Pasaje Caminito extends between the corners of Gral. A. de Lamadrid and Garibaldi, and Magallanes and Del Valle Ibarlucea.





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