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Maradona Tour: The early days of the Golden Boy

Half-day Tours Buenos Aires

From $43.65 .65

Duration

2.5 hours

Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people

Languages

English, Español, Portuguese

Overview

What about getting to personally know the place where it all started for Diego Maradona? This tour around the streets of La Paternal covers it all: the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium (the same ground in which he played for the first time and at his best in Argentina), the Argentinos Juniors’ museum, located under one of the terraces and the shrine, built by the club after Diego’s passing away to collect and protect the thousands of souvenirs that people has left there for him.

We’ll also get a glimpse of the tranquil neighborhood in which Diego used to live, walking down the same streets he walked. Things haven’t changed a lot there since he moved in the early 1980s, so you’ll feel how his day-to-day was. Also, we will learn how big his impact was both in the club and the local community and what is his legacy. The surroundings and the outside walls of the stadium are packed with cool street art not only about Diego but also about other idols of the club we’ll also speak about.

Last but not least, we will visit the Argentinos Juniors’ museum and we’ll tour the stadium. “El Bicho” is a traditional side from the Argentinean first division, worldwide known as the cradle of the stars. It has a vigorous academy that provides first class footballers for the national team, from Diego Maradona to Lucas Biglia, from Fernando Redondo to Nicolás González, from José Pekerman to Sergio Batista, from Esteban Cambiasso to Román Riquelme and from Juampi Sorin to Alexis Mac Allister. We’ll not only know about them all but also about the history of the club, the link it has with the community, how it became so important and how Maradona made history here. All that with a beautiful and exclusive view of the pitch, the same piece of ground where Diego made his first appearance and sacred soil for Maradonians!

Meeting Point: corner of Gavilán street & Alvarez Jonte Ave.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get to deeply know the place where Diego Armando Maradona played his first match ever.
  • Get to know one of the most interesting football museums in Buenos Aires.
  • Enjoy a different experience in a typical Buenos Aires' neighbourhood off the beaten path.
  • Get to know everything there's to know about Argentinos Juniors and it's academy.
  • Get to know Diego Maradona's old neighbourhood.

What you get

  • Transport
  • Museum and Sanctuary exclusive access
  • Trilingual local host (English - Português - Español)
  • Walking tour around La Paternal
  • Private tour around the Diego Armando Maradona stadium
  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Club souvenirs

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Steven McCormick

01/10/2022

D10S - A must for fans of football and Diego.

Tomas is an incredible host, funny, friendly and an unbelievable level of knowledge about Diego, Argentinos Juniors and Football in general. I learned so much from him and to walk the streets, stadium and museum whilst talking football with someone who shares your passion and can enhance your knowledge is a great way to spend a morning in Buenos Aires. A must do for all football fans visiting!

Luiz de Lavor Almeida Telles

27/05/2022

Great Tour! Tomás es un gran maestro!

    I had a great tour with Tomás. He's a genuine guy from the Neighborhood and in Argentina (especially in La Paternal, everything is about the neighborhood). Tomás knows every single detail of Argentinos Junior's history and matches, being a live testimony of the recent events and being a participant of a lot of fans' movements themselves. Tomás also likes and can show you street art around the stadium, which is a great deal. He personally knows those artists. Tomás is super gentle, dominates Portuguese, and is known in the neighborhood. Definitely a great football tour.
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    Inaki Dauwe

    31/03/2022

    A must visit for every admirer of Diego Maradona

    The murals of Diego Armando Maradona, the sanctuary, the club's museum and the stadium itself. This was for me arguably the most complete stadium tour I ever had. It certainly is sacred soil for Maradonians, you feel the entire neighborhood La Paternal breathes Diego Maradona. Tomás, the local host, is a fascinating person. He is very likeable, but foremost he is a walking encyclopedia about Argentinos Juniors, Maradona and Argentinian football. I enjoyed learning from him to the fullest!
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    Verónica Pereyra

    09/09/2021
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    Fabio_N

    30/08/2021

    Fascinating Tour!!!

    It was exciting to know how were the Diego's beginnings in Argentinos Junior. Tomas knowledge is incredible. For those who love Diego Armando Maradona is worth visiting.
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    Valentin_L

    26/08/2021

    Unique Experience

    As a football fan this is one of those days I will always remember. This tour is a roller coaster of emotions while you are traveling back in time. It's really a unique experience that everyone must have if you love football. And if you don't you will also learn about the origins of one the most important personalities of our time. Can't wait to go again. Thanks Tomas (a great storyteller) and Argentinos Jrs for this tour.
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    Alvaro_G

    24/08/2021

    Sharing passion and history

    Tomas is a great host, and Argentinos Juniors is a great Club. I have done this tour before, but I always discover new murals, corners and anecdotes. In this case, the surprise was the story of Maradona Shorty, hehe incredible. Thank you Tom !
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    MarinitaC

    23/08/2021

    Complete football experience

    Tomas is an incredible host. He has a great knowledge about the history of the club, the neighborhood (or the neighborhoods rather) and, of course, about the beginnings of Diego Maradona. It is a comprehensive experience highly recommended for anyone who loves football and Diego.

    FernandoM

    23/08/2021

    Football and Maradona lover? This tour is for you.

    Great experience in every step of this tour and thats due to all the knowledge and all the passion which Tomás takes it forward. A journey that has Maradona constantly present and on every moment can be felt the passion of AAAJs fans for their club and sense of belonging. A privilege visit the museum with incredible collection pieces and also access some exclusive sectors of the stadium.
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    Sofia_A

    23/08/2021

    Siempre hay más del Diego

    Cuando uno cree que ya sabe muchísimo acerca de Maradona se encuentra con este tour excelente lleno de anécdotas, camisetas usadas por él, un santuario, fotos nunca antes vistas. AAAJ es una parte enorme de su vida y también del fútbol local. La pasión de Tomás en el recorrido se transmite en cada momento, y te hace sentir la historia en cada pasillo de la Paternal. Excelente
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    andrecata

    22/08/2021

    Amazing tour!

    Tomás shared with us his infinite knowledge about Maradona, Argentinos Juniors and the neighbourhoods of the stadium. It was thrilling to visit the Maradona's sanctuary and being able to see all the items in the Argentinos' museum. Can't wait to visit the stadium on a Match Day full of fans!

    Maida Peralta

    22/08/2021

    Tremenda!

    Tremenda experiencia de la mano de Tomas y su excelente transmisión de historia y sentimiento maradoniano y bichero. GRACIAS!
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    Hernan_A

    22/08/2021

    Tour Argentinos juniors

    Muy bien Tomas con su información, amable y atento en la caminata. Interesante el museo y el ingreso al estadio. Barbaro el explotar turisticamente lo relacionado con Maradona.
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    Jesi_Pampa

    22/08/2021

    Amazing experience

    It was such an incredible experience with Tomas. He loves his club so he transmit that passion and a lot of interesting information during the tour.
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