Marriott proposes a tour through the best soccer stadiums in Latin America
The hotel chain shared a report that reveals the best courts in our region so that fans from all over the world can learn about its mythical history
The power of football breaks boundaries. The world's favorite sport not only moves people emotionally, but also moves them from their chairs, homes, and often out of their countries, to experience a unique feeling in life that only the great stadiums in the world can provide.
And for true soccer fans, regardless of who their favorite team is, there are some that simply can not be missed:
Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, lined with its iconic sidewalks of black and white mosaics, is built on one of the most impressive coasts in the world. From Ipanema to Copacabana, the unforgettable atmosphere offers beautiful views of the ocean that envelops the foothills of the mountains. Elements of this beautiful game, or the beautiful jogo, live in the sands of these beaches in the form of Futevolei, a sport that combines the skills of volleyball and football.
The Brazilians have always had a loving relationship with football. A tribute to this passionate love is the Maracana Stadium, which was built as a temple to sport.
The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer looks down on the stadium, where players like Ronaldinho and Ronaldo transformed from rookies to legends. Not only is it one of the largest structures of its kind in South America, it is home to Pelé's legendary 1,000 goal in 1969.
If you are looking to spend time in Rio de Janeiro to witness the new wave of future football legends, a great option is the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro. The luxury hotel offers elegant accommodation and panoramic views of Copacabana beach.
La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, the glamorous metropolis of Argentina, is the heart of a vibrant architecture, bustling restaurants and an exciting culture, responsible for delivering tango to the whole world.
La Boca, one of the neighborhoods of the city, represents particularly well the cultural wealth of Buenos Aires. The colorful streets are alive with local music and with a contagious energy that leads the way to the old grounds of Diego Maradona, La Bombonera. At the famous stadium football fans will discover the Museo Pasión Boquense, a magnet for true sports fans.
A game day in "La Bombonera" is a unique experience, full of faces painted in different colors shouting energetic songs. These fans also make fans songs, which are extremely creative mixes of contemporary popular songs, which reflect the loyalty of fans for their team.
The architecture of the stadium by itself is a unique attribute, since the three sections are built almost vertically, placing the fans as close as possible to the action.
For those who wish to be part of this unforgettable energy, the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center offers spectacular views of Buenos Aires right in the heart of the action and surrounded by the culture of the city.
Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo is renowned for its tranquil lifestyle, where picturesque neighborhoods meet miles of beautiful beaches. To discover the great atmosphere of the city, take a walk along La Rambla, the longest continuous corridor in the world.
Despite these moments of tranquility, the love for football that runs through the Uruguayan veins is fervent and passionate in almost all of Montevideo.
This passion developed after the population experienced exponential growth at the beginning of the 20th century. Soccer gave many immigrants their own identity and also united them, generating a common interest among the new citizens.
This story is displayed in the Centennial Stadium, the site of the first World Cup in 1930. Here football fans can not only witness the current levels of football talent, but delve into the rich past of Uruguayan football, in its Museum of Soccer.
Ideal for travelers of the world, the Aloft Montevideo Hotel boasts modern facilities and is located just a few minutes from La Rambla and the Centenario Stadium.
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City is one of the most fascinating capitals in the world, offering an incredible diversity forged through a long history that goes back to time immemorial. This is reduced to many things to see and various ways of seeing it.
Visitors can experience the city by bicycle, for example, strolling in beautiful streets such as Paseo de la Reforma. You can also visit spectacular museums such as the Templo Mayor Museum to appreciate the remains of the authentic Aztec city called Tenochtitlán.
However, perhaps no aspect of Mexican culture is as beloved as football. Mexico City is home to three of the most important professional teams in the country and the iconic Estadio Azteca football stadium. A visit to this stadium is a must for football fans and also for curious travelers. This stadium is one of the largest in the world, with capacity for 105,064 people.
The Azteca Stadium has been home to great moments in the history of football, such as the goal of "the hand of God", infamously scored by Diego Maradona against England in the World Cup in 1986.
Watching a game at the Azteca is a unique experience that true football fans should not miss.
A good choice for football lovers is the St. Regis Hotel Mexico City, located in the center of the capital, a vibrant and ideal area for exploration.
Regardless of where your cruises take you, you can be sure that you will discover a wide variety of soccer experiences throughout Latin America. From the historic lands of the Maracanã to the bright lights of the Estadio Azteca, where each football venue moves the fans in a unique way, immersing them in the rich history of the game.