Street art tour was the icing on the cake during my stay in Buenos Aires, I left it for the very end. But already from the very beginning I could see that the city is the street art paradise. The moment I stepped outside my hotel I came across some exceptional pieces here and there, decorating the walls of San Telmo (the most amazing district of BA where I stayed). As I wandered the city I could notice Buenos Aires street art just about everywhere and in most cases these were really good pieces.
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Murals – the best of Buenos Aires street art
Buenos Aires has what many good street art cities lack – a lot of incredible good murals. World famous artists, such as Italian BLU or Belgian ROA, come to the capital of Argentina to do some of their best works here. Thanks to Matt from BA street art tours who pointed out the locations I could see some of them. And I was so impressed, standing for at least 5 minutes in front of each mural, looking carefully at every detail, trying to take it all in and see the meaning. As that’s how the street art in Buenos Aires is – it shows important events in the history, comments on the current issues or points out the problems that Argentina has to deal with.
Mafalda and street art
The city also has found a great way to commemorate the famous Argentinian comic-book – Mafalda. There is the whole route strewn around few streets with the sculptures of the main characters from the book. It makes such a wonderful addition to the overall street art heaven! Another cool thing about Buenos Aires is how street art went underground and even some metro stations are decorated with murals!
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Amazing Buenos Aires street art
I’ve heard before that South America has some exceptional street art culture but I didn’t really know what to expect. After slightly disappointing Rio de Janeiro I didn’t have my hopes for Buenos Aires way too high but the city has blown me away! Here’re some of the cool examples I found only in two districts: San Telmo and La Boca. To see more check my street art tour post. And for more info about cool new murals appearing on the walls of Buenos Aires check BA street art website!
What’s your favourite street art city? Would you like to visit Buenos Aires?
If you think of visiting Argentina or just want to read more about the country take a look what else I wrote about it:
- tour of BA street art
- La Boca – the biggest disappointment of Buenos Aires
- Bohemian Buenos Aires – San Telmo
- and more!
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