One of the most important decisions any overseas visitor will have to make when coming to Argentina is which football club he or she is going to support. Everyone in Argentina has a soccer team, even people who don’t like football, and never watch matches. It’s like a star sign, or a blood type – everyone […]
Archives for November 2009
The easiest way of getting a ticket to an Argentine football game is probably to purchase a ticket online. Purchasing the tickets this way is a full tour that 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 […]
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.
Despite being less well known than many downtown after office bars, Le Merval tends to become an instant favorite for those who do discover it…Le Merval has the usual happy hour specials, but what sets it apart is its ‘stock market’ price list.
In order to get a feel for the soul of Buenos Aires, it’s necessary to sample a variety of Buenos Aires cafe-eateries for a taste of Porteño life. The café-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 […]