Buenos Aires, Argentina
Guided in Spanish: La Boca with Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
A Spanish-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Spanish interpreter). A limited number of Spanish guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; EXC tours guided in English are available at Exploration Central on our website.
Football (soccer) is an essential part of life in Argentina, and it is often difficult to separate one concept from the other. It is the defining element that unifies the nation and provokes an immense passion in its citizens. For many, La Boca is the center of the universe for footballers around the world, being home to the most successful and renowned team in South America: the Boca Juniors.
Get to know one of the most colorful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, La Boca, and visit its immense stadium, known as La Bombonera (the chocolate box) for its characteristic shape. Its vertiginous tiers offer fantastic views for the followers who cheer on their heroes with fervor, week in week out. La Bombonera is considered the birthplace of soccer in Argentina, which came to South America with the European immigrants of the 19th century.
Inside the stadium you can see the field, the Club Museum and the trophy room. The latter succinctly summarizes the history of the city and the long history of the Club. The museum's long lobby features images of all the first-division players who have defended the colors of their jersey since 1931, including the famous Diego Maradona. In a room shaped like a huge soccer ball, you'll experience this sport in 360 degrees. Then, head down onto the pitch of La Bombonera to enjoy a stupendous visual spectacle.
Leaving soccer behind, you will continue through the La Boca neighborhood to the Caminito, where you can stroll about in the open-air market and observe the locals practicing their tango skills. You will also have the opportunity to buy souvenirs from the local vendors.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.