The abundance of street art in Buenos Aires makes the city itself is an ever-evolving art gallery. Wander Argentina has partnered to offer a Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour showcasing some of South America’s best urban art.
This fascinating street art treasure hunt winds visitors through out-of-the-way neighborhoods such as Villa Urquiza and Coghlan to see more than 50 artists’ work, including the city’s largest murals.
What you see
Discover anomalies such as a robot battle on an otherwise quiet corner house; marvel at the four-story mural of a gaucho (cowboy) Napoleon crossing the Alps, and ponder Italian artist, Blu’s building-wide mural of a reclining industrialized baby.
Visitors also see the work of Cof, a street artist who works for Disney and Cartoon Network and paints his own colorful cartoon characters on walls and buildings. The tour also passes by Martín Ron’s pièce de résistance and the city’s largest mural, Tale of the Parrots.
Mecca of Street Art
Led by a bilingual insider to the BA graffiti scene, this budget walking tour is a chance to get great photos and understand the context in which street art thrives in Buenos Aires.
Hear about the international collaborations and local rivalries, discover the social factors that inspire the art, and return home having taken the ultimate pilgrimage in the mecca of South American street art.
Buenos Aires Walking Graffiti Tour
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Starts: 2:40 p.m.
Ends: 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 2.45 Hours
Where to meet: The meet-up point is in the Colegiales neighborhood, in an area accessible by bus, subte and train. Since safety is a priority, participants are given the exact location once they book the tour.
Where it ends: At an art bar in Palermo, close to public transportation. where you can have a beverage or snack and continue to chat with your artist guide and other participants.
Additional tour information:
• Although not strenuous, this is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes
• Transport costs are provided, but there is no pick-up and drop-off
• Suitable for families
Various private and group tours are also available. To arrange one, get in touch via our contact form below.