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Buenos Aires – Capital of Graffiti

Date: October 8, 2015 | By: bigfive | Category: Travel Blog

In most regions of Europe and North America graffiti continues to be seen as destructive vandalism and is largely stigmatized. Not so in Buenos Aires! Indeed, quite the opposite is true. The vibrant Argentine capital has become one of the world’s centers for street art with thousands of murals decorating houses, schools, businesses, public buildings and churches. Some of these works are even funded by the government, and the artists are recognized and respected.

Big Five offers its guests to the city an intimate look at the legendary street art during a three-hour graffiti tour in the company of an anthropologist guide. Guests see another side to the city as well as meeting artists and visiting local galleries, gaining cultural insights into the political origins and modern-day issues of Buenos Aires.

Big Five’s goal in using specialist guides such as this is to insure that guests return home with a deeper, richer understanding of a place. You can explore this artistic side of Buenos Aires on one of our Argentina journeys such as our 16-day Argentina Adventures.

Here are some beautiful, colorful examples:


A new mural in Caballito, Buenos Aires.


New collaboration on the front of a mechanic workshop in La Boca, Buenos Aires. Foto/photo: Ketil Blom

New collaboration on the front of a mechanic workshop in La Boca, Buenos Aires. Foto/photo: Ketil Blom

A mural at a school in Pinamar, Argentina.

A mural at a school in Pinamar, Argentina.

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