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In Argentina, football (soccer) is more than a sport, it’s a religion cemented in the identity of almost every citizen. Join football enthusiast and local guide Pablo to discover why. This full-day tour, will show you some of Buenos Aires’ most interesting sites, bring you to two of the city’s most beloved football stadium, and teach all about Argentine’s history and passion for the sport.
Stopping along the way to each stadium, Pablo will take you to interesting local football-themed spots like the church where Diego Maradona married, the bohemian La Boca neighborhood, and a local favorite lunch joint. The highlights of the tour will be visiting the two most famous football clubs in the country, La Bombonera, where the Boca Juniors play, and River Plate. At both stadiums, you will enjoy visits to the club as well as the museums inside.
See exclusive sights inside the stadiums like the preferential seats, the private box of Maradona, the presidential box, and the micro-stadiums within the stadium. Discover how a game captured the heart of an entire nation from a passionate football enthusiast and local friend.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
We recommend bringing a camera and water.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, my passion for football (soccer) runs in my Argentine blood. Ever since I was a little, I remember admiring the football players, attending games, and playing with the neighborhood kids. I dreamed of becoming a professional football player. When I got a bit older, though I still loved the sport, I realized that sociology was more suited for me than pro-football. After studying the field at the University of Buenos Aires, I was itching for a job that would let me explore the new concepts I learned at school. At the same time, my love of football was constantly calling to me, I knew I would never go pro but somehow I just had to be around a stadium.
Hosting football tours became the perfect combination of my studies and passion for football. As someone who lives and breathes this sport everday, the stadium is my favorite place in the whole city, and I love showing it to travelers from around the world. Football is more than just a sport - it’s a way of life, and so I love showing such an integral part of the Argentine culture to visitors. Beyond sharing my love of the sport, on my tours I also like to tap into my sociology background and teach my guests anything they want to know about Argentine history, culture, and politics.
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