Caminito street is a genuine work of art. Covered with paintings and filled with sculptures, this street is popular with visitors, who enjoy strolling around the colourful traditional houses in the La Boca neighbourhood. The winding street follows the course of the river that flowed there until the twentieth century.
The current artistic look was developed in the 1950s by the painter, Benito Quinquela Martín. It was he who named the street "Caminito" in a reference to the famous tango, created by Gabino Coria Peñalosa and Juan de Dios Filiberto in 1926. Other painters turned Caminito into an open-air museum, among them artists such as Luis Perlotti, Roberto Capurro, Juan Leone, Ricardo Sánchez and Julio Vergottini.