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Alberto J. Armando Stadium (La Bombonera Stadium)
Alberto J. Armando Stadium (La Bombonera Stadium)

Alberto J. Armando Stadium (La Bombonera Stadium)

Brandsen 805, Buenos Aires, C1161

The Basics

Boca Juniors are one of the most beloved teams in Buenos Aires, and soccer fans shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit this stadium. Behind-the-scenes tours offer a fascinating look at the sport that most Argentines live and die by, as well as the history of the Boca Juniors, founded in 1905 by five boys living in the neighborhood.

The on-site Museo de la Pasión Boquense displays a collection of sports memorabilia, including an entire section dedicated to the legendary player and coach Diego Maradona. An entrance ticket allows visitors to enter the museum, as well as the locker room and pitch.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • La Bombonera Stadium is a must-visit for sports fans.

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera; the stadium tour features plenty of photo ops.

  • Tours of the stadium typically last about an hour.

  • The majority of La Bombonera Stadium is accessible for wheelchair users, but the steep stands are not.

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How to Get There

La Bombonera is situated in La Boca neighborhood, just south of Microcentro and a short walk from the San Telmo neighborhood. Several public buses stop close to the stadium, but it’s also possible to get there by taxi.

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When to Get There

Check the Boca Juniors schedule before your visit and book tickets in advance to watch a match. However, keep in mind that the museum and behind-the-scenes tours are typically unavailable on game days.

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Superclasico: A Buenos Aires Rivalry

The rivalry between Boca Juniors and the cross-city team River Plate is one of the biggest in the soccer world. To get a better sense of the contentious history between these two teams, visit both La Bombonera and Estadio Monumental, the biggest stadium in Argentina and home of River Plate. This stadium also houses a sports museum, one of the largest in the world.

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