One of the best ways to experience a city is to seek out its street art. It reflects the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant urban art culture, its fiery political origins, and the contemporary heartbeat of the city. Seeking out street are takes you off the beaten path to visit hidden street art hotspots and open air galleries.
My Graffitimundo tour started in the colorful, historic barrio of La Boca, famous for Caminito, the colorful artists’ street by the water and the Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's top football clubs. The tour continued on to the industrial barrio of Barracas, which isn't found on many tourist maps of Buenos Aires, but there is a lot of street art on every corner. There is also the project of Marino Santa Maria on Pasaje Lanín, a cobblestoned street where all the houses have been decorated with colorful tile mosaics. These neighborhoods are steeped in art and history, and home to some of the most huge and spectacular murals in the city including iconic works from celebrated international artists.