Graffitimundo: Buenos Aires Walking Tour: Urban Art & Activism

Buenos Aires Walking Tour: Urban Art & Activism

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Graffitimundo

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$35 USDper person

Graffitimundo is a multi-disciplinary platform supporting Argentine urban artists and the local street art scene.

Tour Highlights

  • Gaze at Buenos Aires' most impressive works of graffiti art, and help support local artists.
  • Learn about the fascinating cultural history of the local urban art movement.
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods steeped in art and history.

Tour revenue will provide support to local artists and the Buenos Aires art community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday

  • Start Time

    2 pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 18

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

This tour explores the south side of Buenos Aires and the historic, industrial barrios of La Boca and Barracas. These neighborhoods, steeped in art and history, are home to some of the largest, most spectacular murals in the city, as well as recent urban art festivals and artistic projects. This tour delves into the historical framework that has shaped the different facets of Buenos Aires' graffiti and urban art movement and takes you to see large scale projects far off the beaten path. Along the way, you will get an in-depth look at the effect of politics, economics, and social change on Buenos Aires street art and activism. You’ll finish the tour with a greater understanding of how Buenos Aires’s history has influenced public expression.

Vetted & Visited By

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Ribbon ambassador
Vanessa Huet
October 1, 2015
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Ribbon ambassador
Indira Palomino
June 20, 2016

Tour Start Address

Varies by tour, Buenos Aires, DF, Argentina

More About Graffitimundo

Mission

To promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires and support local artists.

Main Programs

  • Providing free tours for public school groups

  • Connecting artists with institutions and the public

  • Educating others about the street art scene through talks

  • Creating a documentary called ‘White Walls Say Nothing’

  • Writing a book called ‘Battlegrounds and Playgrounds’

Awards & Recognition

Wall Street Journal
Featured, 2011
New York Times
Featured, 2010
Washington Post
Featured, 2010
BBC
Featured, 2010
Elle
Featured, 2011