It’s easy to get swept away by European football; arriving, conquering, and departing a destination, taking with you only a few blurred memories. But there are some places that grab hold of you, leaving marks with their rich culture and diverse sceneries. Buenos Aires is one of those destinations.
When one thinks of football in Argentina, it;’s usually the Superclásico. There are a few exceptions. However, there are parts of Argentina’s vastly diverse, sprawling capital that see this titanic clash as something of a sideshow. Across the River Riachuelo from Central Buenos Aires, in the port city of Avellaneda to the south of the capital, all that matters is their very own Clásico. At least once every year, Racing Club and Independiente do battle in El Clásico de Avellaneda, it’s one of Argentina’s most intense fixtures on the calendar. It’s a match that you need to tick off your bucket list.
The rivalry between Independiente and Racing is one of proximity. To make matters more interesting and chaotic, the team’s home stadiums are literally three blocks away from each other. It is a local derby in the truest sense. In Avellaneda, Independiente and Racing graffiti compete on the walls. There are two types of bars: Racing bars and Independiente bars. Two types of restaurants: Racing restaurants and Independiente restaurants. And two types of people: Racing fans and Independiente fans.
Our Ultimate Argentina trips give you the opportunity to experience amazing football clubs, explore stunning stadiums, drink beers in Argentina’s finest football bars, enjoy some of the best steaks in the world, discover the Argentinian culture and enjoy the best football experience of your life. Meet the locals, enter the stadiums, and indulge in this incredible country.