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Buenos Aires street art in pictures

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.

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!

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What’s your favourite street art city? Would you like to visit Buenos Aires?


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15 Lut '15

There are 33 Comments.

  1. Monika
    21:38 15/02/2015

    A few of them look familiar ;)
    I wish I’d thought of looking for Mafalda… well, next time I’ll remember ;)

    • kami
      23:37 25/02/2015

      at least you have a reason (probably one of many) to go back! :) There was the whole Mafalda themed walking route, such a great idea!!

  2. Natalia Malec
    08:28 16/02/2015

    bardzo fajne i kreatywne uliczne dzieła sztuki :)

  3. Ola Wysocka
    09:04 16/02/2015

    Och, żeby u nas było więcej takiego street artu a mniej tego autorstwa kibiców wiadomych drużyn…;)

  4. Kamila Kowalewska
    09:10 16/02/2015

    świetne! moim faworytem jest zdjęcie z panami śpiącymi na ławeczce i Mafalda – bohaterka jednego z najlepszych komiksów ever! :)

  5. Agnieszka Poznanska
    09:36 16/02/2015

    Uwielbiam te twoje streeet art-owe serie :)

  6. Wiola Starczewska
    12:46 16/02/2015

    You have good eye girl! I also have picture with Mafalda, but just with the poster, which is next to the statue – when I was there it was too many people waiting for they turn to take a picture. When did you come there that it’s so empty around Mafalda?

    • kami
      23:41 25/02/2015

      Thanks! I must have been really lucky then! I was there on some random Tuesday morning in September but overall there weren’t all that many tourists in BA at that time – that was partly the reason why I enjoyed it that much :) And Mafalda is just the best!! :D

  7. Witold Sobek
    15:51 16/02/2015

    Niektóre to istne dzieła sztuki :)

  8. Beth
    17:36 16/02/2015

    Wow, talk about street art! Some of those are incredibly gorgeous. I’ve never been to Buenos Aires, but when I go, I’d love to wander around, getting lost in the art.

    • kami
      23:43 25/02/2015

      BA is perfect for wandering around and looking for some street, I’m sure you will enjoy it big time when you go!

  9. Lauren
    09:27 17/02/2015

    Wow! I don’t think that I’ve seen such a varied collection of street art all in one place before. There are so many different styles, all really cool in their own way. I would love to explore and discover these!

    • kami
      23:44 25/02/2015

      BA was definitely one of the best street art cities I’ve been to! I’ve heard that South America is big in the street art scene but I didn’t expect it to be that amazing!

  10. Justyna Śnieżek
    21:51 17/02/2015

    Kama, w sumie nigdy nie interesował mnie street art, ale jak czytam i, przede wszystkim, oglądam Twoje street artowe posty, to chyba powoli zmieniam zdanie :) Super!

  11. Sammi Wanderlustin'
    00:25 18/02/2015

    I do love some good street art! I particularly loved Granada in Spain, tho’ you have to know where to look. It’s stunning- and in a really well valued part of the city. This murals are stunning, too :)

    • kami
      15:33 27/02/2015

      It’s the first time ever I hear Granada is good in street art!! I’ve never been there (though I always wanted to go:)) but now you put it much higher on my radar :) Thanks for telling!

  12. Sophie
    11:37 18/02/2015

    Wow this is some really cool street art. I’m a big fan of street art because it makes some areas look really cool. Great pictures!

  13. Shere
    15:19 18/02/2015

    I would love to visit Buenos Aires!! The street art is really amazing :)

  14. Meg Jerrard
    16:54 18/02/2015

    Super cool murals – kind of loving on the woman/zebra mural!

  15. Paul
    19:17 18/02/2015

    Wow! Sublime, so much colour and artistic flair, I love it. I wish I would have stopped and spent some time in BA last year while I was in South America, this kind of thing looks so interesting – Great photos!

    • kami
      16:20 27/02/2015

      I’m sure you will be back there and then you will have a chance to explore Buenos Aires! It’s a wonderful city and street art is definitely one of its biggest pros! :)

  16. Marcin Wesołowski
    19:47 18/02/2015

    Czekam na ten album ze street artem! :)

  17. kim a hazel
    14:07 19/02/2015

    Wow…I didn’t know BA is so rich with street art. Love this! Not all cities welcome that kind of creativity, especially when it’s edgy. This is so authentic!

    • kami
      16:24 27/02/2015

      It was incredible, one of the best street art cities I’ve been to! :)

  18. Revati
    13:56 21/02/2015

    I love how the concept of street art is so global, but all the styles are so different!

    • kami
      14:55 28/02/2015

      Exactly! Every city has an unique street art scene

  19. antonette - we12travel
    20:03 23/02/2015

    Sorry, still not a fan of street art – but a fan of Buenos Aires however – the street art there definitely adds to the atmosphere, can’t wait to go back there again!

    • kami
      23:15 28/02/2015

      I kind of have a crush on Buenos Aires too! It’s such an incredible city, isn’t it :) ?

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