Independiente 2 – 1 Boca Juniors
Our last night in Buenos Aires we headed to La Boca to watch the Boca Juniors, one of the city’s most popular fútbol (soccer) teams, take on Independiente. Unfortunately, our being there cheering them on didn’t make too much of a difference and they lost. Even so, it was still a great game with lots of excitement out on the field and lots of emotional fans up in the stands.
Published December 3, 2009
Tags: Buenos Aires, La Boca
Named after its location at the mouth of the Río Riachuelo, the vibrant, working class neighborhood of La Boca was built by Italian immigrants from Genoa. Brightly painted corrugated-metal buildings line the touristy streets and walkways around the Caminito where local artists display their paintings and street performers entertain the crowds against colorful backdrops.