Buenos Aires’ street art scene

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Larger than life murals are being used brilliantly to brighten up parts of Buenos Aires. Just About Travel takes a closer look

Buenos Aires is arguably best known for its superlative steak, sultry tango and passion for futbol, but Argentina’s charismatic capital is also the world’s best city for street art.

Graffiti artists have quite literally made BA their canvas, helped by the fact that there are almost no restrictions as to where they can paint in the city – all that spray-paint Picassos require  is the permission of the home-owner. As such, expect to see inspiring murals brightening up every barrio from Villa Crespo to Colegiales.

However the best way to see Buenos Aires’ spectacular street art scene is by signing up to a walking tour with Buenos Aires Street Art.

Founded by Matt Fox- Tucker, a Brit who co-authored the book Textura Dos – Buenos Aires Street, the tour takes guests through the grime and glamour of the so called ‘Paris of the South’ via the streets of number of different neighbourhoods in the northwestern part of the city.

The walking tour, which lasts approximately two hours and 45 minutes, offers attendees the chance to check out an array of murals – many by world famous international street artists – including one of Buenos Aires’ biggest works, at 412m2,  that was a project organised by BA Street Art.

Check out some of the best examples of this medium that Just About Travel saw while in Argentina’s colourful metropolis, below:

 

 

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