La Boca is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It is located in the southeastern parts of the city. The neighborhood is so named because it is located next to the mouth of the La Plata River - in translation "la boca" means "estuary". The area of today's neighborhood is where Pedro de Mendoza laid the foundations of the city in 1536. In the 19th century, Italian emigrants, mainly from Genoa, settled here, who gave the neighborhood its current appearance. They painted their houses in different colors because they did not have enough paint for the whole house. Subsequently, this became a tradition and the colors became more and more different and bright. La Boca is home to the stadium of one of the most famous Argentinian football clubs, Boca Juniors. The legendary Maradona started his career there.