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Virtual Tour: La Boca Maradoniana

Created with Sketch. Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Duration

2 hours

Cancellation Policy

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Group Size

Max 40 people

Languages

English, Español, Portuguese

Overview

The next instalment of this popular virtual tour will be held on Saturday 17th April; 2pm Argentina, 6pm UK time and 7pm CET. Can’t make this time?  We can send you the recording after the tour.  Make your booking as normal and in the booking module, under extras select the option next to recording.  

Hello Homefans community! I am Luciana, from La Boca, Argentina, where we have been mourning since 25/11. However, together with Homefans, we believe that the time has come to go out and show the world the great legacy that DIEGO left us, and the passion that this neighborhood has for him. I invite you to visit in 60 minutes via Zoom, the best murals, stories, testimonies of people who knew him – and some other surprises – in this new virtual tour, 100% ¨Maradoniano¨.

The virtual tour lasts approximately 60-75 minutes, including Q&A’s. I will take you around the mythical Bombonera and its surroundings, cruising through La Boca neighbourhood where murals and urban interventions from renowned Argentinian artists pay homage to the club and the greatest player that ever surfaced the earth: Diego Armando Maradona. In La Boca, little shop owners, supporters, and even strangers have transformed the neighborhood into a sanctuary that pays tribute to the most famous player and supporter of Boca Juniors. 

We will start our journey at Irala y Pinzón, where we can find a very known mural “La 12 le agradece” (La 12 thanks you), drawn by the Pinta Boca group. This mural depicts the very last moment when the Boca hinchada made a standing ovation to Maradona when visited La Bombonera as a Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Plata coach. 

We will continue then to the stadium to witness Maradona’s memorial. Thousands of supporters and admirers left their messages, candles, pictures around El Diego’s figure, creating a holy sanctuary of football. Along Brandsen street, we will come across three more murals: Diego with phrases in Italian representing his stint at Napoli, Diego as a Boca player and lastly as an Argentinian team member. 

Then I will show you a sculpture in bronze, depicting the most representative players of the history of Boca Juniors, with Diego Maradona standing on top of everyone else. Strolling along the Aristóbulo del Valle street we will see a lot of the new murals and sculptures done after his death – one the particularly stands out is the “Diego vive” (Diego lives) mural. I will also show you pictures, posters, signs, and other memorabilia of Diego on the street, as well as tributes created by neighbours and shop/restaurant owners. 

Finally, we will finish at the biggest mural, which is still an ongoing project. It’s been commissioned to Alfredo Segatori, a well-renowned muralist, who started it on the same day that Diego passed away. It’s a 40 x 18 meters mural and its name is “Saint Diego of La Boca, Patron of the Artists, Athletes and Humble People”. Hope you enjoy it! 

This experience is 100% online. While you are at home, your host will connect with you from their city via a link that will be provided to you. For this tour, your host will be out in the city showing you live scenes through their camera. All you have to do is get your computer ready, have a proper internet connection, and enjoy your tour in a comfy setting.

This virtual tour provides a great sample of our destination tours – which are now on sale for 2021.  The value of your virtual tour booking will become Homefans credit so why not start planning your 2021 football adventure?

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore first hand the tribute paid to Diego Armando Maradona
  • Stroll along the La Boca neighbourhood
  • Witness first hands all the newly made murals and learn more about their meaning
  • Ask away questions that your host will answer live

Activity Time

15

Cancellation Policy

Refundable 1 days prior to start date, with a 100% penalty

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Buenos Aires, Argentina

FAQs

When will I receive the link?
We will meet online in a video call. You will receive a custom link after your booking is confirmed.
I want to attend with friends. How many tickets do I need?
In order to support our local hosts and clubs at this difficult time, Homefans respectfully ask that a ticket is bought for every attendee, even if joining the tour from the same connection

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David O'Brien

19/04/2021
Great to see the area of La Boca. Hosts were excellent and knowledgeable. After the pandemic I would like to see the tour occur on a match day with local fans involved and part of the tour inside the stadium. Many thanks.

brenda meulmeester

19/04/2021
difficult with sound... sometimes difficult to translate to dutch and then the lady was already bit further so i missed some things i also hoped to see some inside stadium( can also be video of ambisnce supporters before match on streets ) that was the negativs but i liked ba very much... it showed me the relive of a earlier holiday i was already inside a match against san lorenzo and did the tour... i hope to go in february.. i want to go to stadium argentinos juniors.. was closed when i was there.. no tour.. and no home match.. inhave been to arsenal sarandi stadium to see argentinos juniors against doug heigh (4 0 win) great support
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Jose David Zabala Pacheco

19/04/2021

Craig Hubbard

18/04/2021

Boca

Really enjoyed the tour was informative and makes me even more definitely want to visit for myself.

Jari Vedder

18/04/2021

Boca experience

Sarah

09/03/2021

Like being in Buenos Aires

Tomas and Luciana are fantastic storytellers and so knowledgeable -plus combine this with the scenery - I actually felt like I was there. A great way to spend a winter afternoon...

Paul Nash

15/02/2021
Tomas and Luciana gave a really nice tour around the Boca area. It was nice to see the area before walking up to the stadium. Luciana gave a great opening and later on Tomas covered the topic of Maradona. Brilliant to see the different murals and they had plenty of knowledge to answer any questions asked.

Sheffbhoy91

13/02/2021

La boca tour

It was great to the la boca area and Luciano and tomas was very informative

fmayzr

11/02/2021

Great Experience

Thanks for such great tour. Keep improving the tour which is well organized and provide many good facts and interesting info.

Oscarl

09/02/2021

La boca

Nice to have a quick view of the boca before visiting argentina! It must be AWESOME to be there under normal circustances & a match day! Tomas & Luciana thank you for the insights provided! Very informative! Cheers

Marcel Volle

08/02/2021

Touring at La Boca

Thomas and Luciana were a nice team, nice to look around La Boca this way, can't wait until I can go to Buenos Aires myself. Hope there will also be Virtual Tours at San Lorenzo, Racing and Velez Sarsfield :-)

Martin Warren

08/02/2021

Superb

Very good. Local history away from Football combined with thorough Football and Boca history. Saw and learnt lots. Two very good guides, great spoken English. Answered questions very well.

Jim Weedon

08/02/2021

Fantastic Virtual Tour

Absolutely loved it. The guys were very knowledgeable about local football and history. First one of these I have done. I will definitely do another.

Alba Fernández

07/02/2021

La Boca Maradoniana

Primer tour virtual que hago y me ha encantado. Un lujo visitar La Boca y ver los murales desde el sofá a la espera de poder hacerlo en persona. ¡Muy buenas las explicaciones! ¡Enhorabuena!
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danvg83

06/02/2021

Great tour through La Boca

Tomas and Luciana teamed up to give us a unique view around the famous La Boca, the surroundings of La Bombonera and linked it all up with the legacy of Diego Maradona. Loved it!

Vincent De Jong

06/02/2021

La Boca Maradoniana

It was a nice way to see something of famous la Boca. Excellent guides!
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