Folk Saint. War hero. Outlaw deserter. Dubious myth. Antonio Mamerto Gil Núñez, better known as “Gauchito Gil” is the colorful figure who represents many things to many different people in his native Argentina. Imagine Robin Hood meets patriotic soldier meets protective Saint and you will have some idea of the many sentiments this mercurial character elicits in Argentine popular culture
Buenos Aires is one of the world’s great pizza capitals, at least in the sheer number of pizzerias. You can’t walk a city block without passing a pizza joint, or at least an eatery that serves pizza among other things (those ‘other things’ usually consisting of empanadas, breaded patties called milanesas, and pastas). Most of […]
The easiest way of getting a ticket to an Argentine football game is probably to purchase a ticket online. Purchasing tickets this way includes a guide and transport to and from the stadium. The only downside with this method is that prices will be marked up from the cost at stadium counters. Considering exchange rates, […]
This will obviously depend on scheduling and the length of your stay, but assuming you had all options available to you, and you’re a neutral supporter, I would prioritize the games in this order:
1. Boca-River. The Superclasico of Argentine football, and a unique experience that is worth blowing your budget on. An event you’ll never forget even if you’re not a football fan, and if you are, it’s something akin to Nirvana. Better to see it at Boca’s home ground, the Bombonera, but harder to get tickets.
In order to get a feel for the soul of Buenos Aires, it’s necessary to sample a variety of Buenos Aires eateries for a taste of Porteño life. The café cum-bar-restaurants you see on just about every city block are communal affairs meant for long hours of lingering and conversation. In the mornings sleepy-looking suits […]