If you have visited Buenos Aires or plan to do so, you will notice a lot of things like; the extreme weather either hot or cold, the amount of people in the streets, the lovely cafes, bars and restaurants, and another amazing thing you don’t find in many other cities is the street art scene. Buenos Aires has a big artistic movement in every scope. It is a city filled with emerging young artists and home of a lot of many well known artists as well. You will notice lots of walls covered with graffiti, stencils, murals and more. Some of my personal favorites are the small hidden streets like Sta Rosa and Russel around Plaza Serrano.
Now, out of all the fun and interesting things to do in Buenos Aires, what’s another fun thing to do in city? Walk around and see the street murals! This movement has become so big that lovers of the scene launched their own project and webpage named Buenos Aires Street Art . The founders were supporters of the local street art scene and it’s artists. The whole Project started as a hobby then it became a passion. After doing research around the city, documenting and interviewing some awesome artists and the street scene, they started doing mural project commissions. They even wrote a wonderful book about Buenos Aires Street art.
It can be quite crazy because in some parts of the world this type of art would be considered vandalism and even vulgar, but in Buenos Aires it has earned its name and has been an inspiration to many “hidden” artists and a huge attraction to fellow visitors.
Street Art Buenos Aires also offers tours but if you feel like you’ve spend enough money already and you just feel like taking a walk around the city, go wander around. There is wall art in almost every neighborhood! It is such a lovely activity to do and to take advantage of.
Just please do keep in mind that for safety sake you shouldn’t wander just any street. For example in the center or San Telmo if you have your camera hanging loose, always be precautious when walking around. Stick to the safer streets like near Plaza Serrano or Armenia, all near Palermo, where there’s always people. In any given situation just be careful.