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Buenos Aires is a paradise for street art enthusiasts and artists alike. One of the reasons is that unlike most large world cities it has an open and relatively unrestricted approach to urban art. This means that abandoned and derelict as well as occupied buildings can be used as art spaces as long as owners give their permission.
On a recent long weekend visit to Buenos Aires I decided to join a guided street art tour instead of seeking out murals and street art on my own, as I usually do. There are several walking tours available, but I decided to go with Graffitimundo, a non-profit organisation directly involved in supporting the urban arts scene in the city.
The advantage of doing a walking tour is that you get to learn about the artists, their philosophies, styles and inspirations and also how and why they got into street art in the first place. The tour I joined was led by Cecila who also invited us for coffee at the Graffitimundo’s gallery and workshop where some of the artist’s works are on display.
The images in this photo gallery were all taken in the Colegiales and Palermo Hollywood neighborhoods in the northern areas of Buenos Aires.