Football Walking Tour in La Boca and Retiro

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Join our soccer-obsessed guides into a journey of passion and futbol In this tour you'll walk around La Boca and Retiro, discovering the link between the immigration of the 1800s and the arrival of football to Argentina. You'll learn how we became so obsessed with football and talk about the relationship of this sport with politics, gender, and rituals across Argentina. We will visit the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (entrance to the Stadium is not allowed by the club authorities yet) , the mythical arena were players like Maradona, Riquelme and Palermo played.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Lunfarda Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Retiro

This English neighbourhood is the best introduction to our tour as it has deep roots with football

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza San Martin

Located in Retiro, Plaza San Martín is one of the city’s oldest squares and was the site of several historic events. A decisive battle took place here during the second British invasion of Buenos Aires in 1807, and, in 1812, General San Martín chose the area to locate the barracks of his mounted granadiers regiment, reason why the square was named Plaza San Martín to mark the centenary of the independence hero’s birth in 1878. The squares current design owes much to French landscaper Charles Thays, who designed many of Buenos Aires’ parks and squares. As well as containing examples of several native and foreign trees, the square contains several important monuments and sculptures.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera)

The Museo de la Pasión Boquense invites visitors to enjoy an outstanding sporting experience. Entry to the museum includes a guided tour of the installations, pitch, changing room and warm-up area. During the tour, the guide will tell you the story of the legendary “bombonera” stadium, why it’s named the “chocolate box,” and how it’s developed over the years, plus more anecdotes from the club.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Caminito

Located in La Boca, the Caminito (little path, in Spanish) is a street museum of colourful painted houses typical of the immigrant dwellings that came to characterise this portside area towards the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. The Caminito followed the route of an old stream that once flowed into the Riachuelo, and later, after the river dried up, formed part of a railroad route. After the closure of the railroad, the street was largely abandoned until in the 1950s a group of neighbours decided to regenerate the area and local artist Benito Quinquela Martín began using the tenements as his canvas. Today, there are several works by Argentine artists incorporated as part of the street museum and the Caminito has become a favourite with visitors to the city. Several restaurants offer tango and folk dance shows and street fills with artists offering original crafts and paintings.

Duration: 30 minutes
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