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The Best Spots for Street Art in Buenos Aires

Street art in Buenos Aires
Street art in Buenos Aires | © Nan Palmero/Flickr
Buenos Aires is known for its incredible array of street art that can be seen all over the city. From large-scale murals to stencils and posters, street art is everywhere, but some places are better than others for seeing the best the city has to offer. We check out the best places to see urban art in Buenos Aires.

Plaza Matienzo

A famous artwork by Jaz in Plaza Matienzo © McKay Savage/Flickr

One of the first places in the city to see a proliferation of graffiti, this square in Colegiales is full of amazing street art, from graffiti to big murals by local artist Jaz and British artist Jim Vision that were painted as part of the Meeting of Styles festival in 2011. Check out the art around the Edenor power station, and see the famous headscarves of the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo painted above the playground.

Centro Ministerio de Diseno

This area in Barracas is part of the city government’s design district, and as such it is littered with amazing murals. Some were done as part of the second installation of the Meeting of Styles Festival in 2012, and many other are part of an ongoing project in the area that works with local and international artists in conjunction with the community, a commercial enterprise called Sullair and a street artist called Pol Corona.

Usina del Arte

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The area around Usina del Arte was home to the inaugural ColorBA Festival in 2016, and not only are the blocks surrounding this world-class institution covered in murals, but there are also lots of small galleries that can be visited in La Boca’s Arts District. Make sure to check the calendar for the Usina itself in case there is anything you want to check out.
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Villa Crespo

Villa Crespo is home to a studio shared by three of the city’s most renowned street artists, so there are lots of smaller walls to seek out in this area. Head for the streets around the junction of Castillo and Serrano and not only will you be able to explore this wonderful neighbourhood, but also see some stunning artwork along the way.

Villa Urquiza

A little bit further to the north of the city you will find the neighbourhood of Villa Urquiza, a lesser-visited spot but well worth the trek. Here you can see huge murals by Italian legend Blu, as well as local star Martin Ron.

These recommendations were updated on February 19, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.