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.
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.
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.
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.
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.