Argentina Pt XV: Boca

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Boca

We had visited Caminito during the cycling tour and we decided to return for more photos before the crowds arrive.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

Caminito

Cat

Caminito

The shops were opening and we popped into a few to take a look.

Shops in Caminito

Inside one of the shops

Figurine

Posing with Leo & Diego

We were attracted by the food display outside one of the cafes and decided to have our breakfast there.

Cafe

Food display

Churros, hot chocolate and empanadas

After breakfast, we walked around the neighbourhood, looking at the graffiti/murals.

La Boca

Mural

Diego

We found ourselves outside La Bombonera where there was a queue to get in.

La Bombonera

Shop

It seemed that there would be a stadium tour (80 ARS) and we decided to go for it. We were told to visit the museum first and join the next tour at 12 noon.

Diego Maradona

Martin Palermo

Juan Roman Riquelme

Who’s who of Boca Juniors

The captions were mainly Spanish only but the images and trophies spoke for themselves.

History of La Boca neighbourhood

Mini La Boca

Framed jersies

Celebrations

Celebrations

Trophies

Copa Libertadores

Carlos Tevez

Still the star

Current squad (2014)

Patrick was excited (as usual)

The time came and the guide brought us around the stadium. The explanation was in Spanish only; either the guide forgot the memo or we went the wrong tour.

Guide waiting for participants to settle down

Photowhoring

Behind the fence

Seats

Standing area

Future ultras

Stadium

Patrick found his place in the changing room

Patricio

Woman of the Match

End of tour – mural depicting how Boca Juniors got its colours

I had done similar tour at Anfield back in 2009 and the setups were pretty similar. There were visits around the stadium as well as to the dressing room and press area. Too bad I didn’t know any Spanish to understand what the guide was talking about.

Before leaving Boca, we picked up a scarf for Ying’s brother and we couldn’t resist getting a photo with two of Boca Junior’s most loved heroes.

A R G E N T I N A

A R G E N T I N A

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the photos! Heading to la boca stadium for a game soon, and stumbled across your blog while doing my research. 🙂

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