The most popular sport in Argentina is fútbol soccer. If you come to Argentina, you shouldn't miss the chance to experience a professional match live . Argentina's fans are very passionate.


There are five teams called "Los 5 grandes" and are the elite of the Argentinian football tournaments:

Boca Juniors - famous stadium "La Bombonera" where Diego Maradona played.

River Plate - Stadium "El monumental de Nuñez" where Argentina won the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

Racing Club - The first Argentine team to win the Club World Championships.

Independiente - "Rey de Copas" King of Cups

San Lorenzo - The Pope's favourite team

Other Teams

Rosario Central - Stadium "El gigante de Arroyito"

Velez Sarfield European SouthAmerican Cup Champion in Tokyo 1994

Estudiantes de La Plata - World Champion '68, Champion of America 1968 - 1969 - 1970 -2009. Club where Juan Sebastián Verón played

Newell's Old Boys - team where Gabriel Batistuta played

Colón de Santa Fe - Stadium "Cementerio de los elefantes" Elephants cemetery

Ferrocarril Oeste.


Rugby and basketball basquet are also popular. Polo is popular among the upper classes although it is still part of the nation's culture and can be readily seen in all areas of life. Tennis has been growing in popularity with the Argentina's steady production of top players over the past three decades.

Field hockey has also became a popular sport, especially among women. The National Women's Field Hockey Team, Las Leonas The Lionesses, has grown in the past years and developed into a now competes against the best in the world.

Car racing is popular too: The main leagues are Turismo Carretera Ford vs Chevrolet, TC2000 Touring Cars and TopRace. The most important racetrack in Argentina is in Buenos Aires is "Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez.

Golf in Argentina is an increasingly popular sport thanks in part to the success of Argentinian players such as Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Eduardo Romero. There are currently around 280 courses in the country, most located around Buenos Aires and including such well-known names as the Jockey Club, Olivos and Hurlingham. On the Atlantic coast in Mar del Plata are a couple of courses that have held international events, and Patagonia has excellent resort courses such as Llao Lloa, Arelauquen and Chapelco a Nicklaus design as well as the 9-hole course in Ushaia.

There are a lot of public and private quality institutes who give Spanish lessons, and many more for Tango lessons, Argentinean art and literature, architecture. The Universidad of Buenos Aires has a department dedicated to Spanish lessons with limited spaces.

Apart from Buenos Aires, Mendoza is another popular and excellent place to take Spanish lessons for those who want a more idyllic setting see the entry for Mendoza for details. The city of Rosario is also an important centre of culture and arts, and its National University of Rosario ( offers lessons for foreign visitors; the city has a population of approximately 1.2 million inhabitants and is less than 400 km north of Buenos Aires, which makes it a smaller and more relaxed option than the metropolis.

Education in Argentina is free for everyone, no matter the level, and it has a good quality.

walking tours

Buenos Aires has a number of walking tour options. They include the typical tours you may find in any city, as well as interesting options including free walking tours, Downloadable MP3 Walking Tours, and even Running Tours.