La Boca Barrio

26Jun10

Today I went to the barrio of La Boca, which is named so because it lies at the mouth, or boca, of the Riachuelo river.  It still has a strong European flavor, as many of its early settlers were from Genoa, Italy.

La Boca is known mainly as the home of the Boca Juniors, one of the most well-known football clubs in the world.  Its stadium, La Bombonera, lies at the heart of this barrio.  La Boca is a very popular tourist spot because of all of the colorful houses and the pedestrian street, Caminito, is lined with small booths selling overpriced crap crafts.

(Pictures after the jump)

Diego Maradona's star outside the stadium La Bombonera

Me with a statue of Diego Maradona, arguably the best player ever, in the Boca Juniors museum

Colorful inside patio in a small café/restaurant

Colorful house on Caminito

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