Hidden Graffiti And Urban Art Tour

Summary

Make your way to the San Telmo neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest, to meet your guide in the early afternoon. Get an orientation to your bike, urban riding tips, and an overview of route highlights before pedaling south to La Boca, a historically Italian and working-class neighborhood best known as the home of the Boca Juniors football club and for its brightly painted buildings. Along the way, stop to see murals by creative collectives like Red Sudakas and Triangulo Dorado and get the inside scoop on Argentinian street art. Continue on through backstreets and bustling thoroughfares to reach the Barracas neighborhood. Here you can feast your eyes on the detailed mosaics of Pasaje Lanin and the world’s largest street mural, a masterwork by artist Alfredo Segatori that spans three buildings. You’ll also see a collaborative mural representing the Styles Street Art Convention and works by local artists like Pum Pum, Mart, Pol Corona, and Martin Ron. Next, explore hotspots of Buenos Aires’s contemporary design district, including the innovative Metropolitan Design Center and the Cooperativa Vieytes, a collective housed in a former ice cream factory and decorated with a symbolic mural. Throughout the 4-hour tour, make about eight stops and take breaks to wander by foot, sip the favorite local drink yerba mate, and snap photos of all the fantastic street art. Back at the departure point in San Telmo, drop off your bike and get some parting tips from your guide on things to do and explore while in Buenos Aires. Please note: This tour requires a good level of comfort with biking in an urban setting and venturing into non-touristy areas.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

The Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour is a strictly off the beaten path tour that takes you pedaling through the hidden southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, La Boca and Barracas, to find the city’s most impressive street art. Far more than strictly urban art, you will learn the difference between tagging, bombing, pieces and murals within the surrounding vibrant neighborhoods, contextualizing it with historical and cultural background. You will learn about the context, and historical background that led to Buenos Aires becoming one of the world capitals of street art. You will see one of the world’s largest murals painted by a single artist, a trait that once won it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. *(Please note that this tour requires you to be confident cycling in urban settings; it is far off the beaten path and NOT in touristy areas, and in some cases may approach precarious parts of the city).

What’s included?

  • Local taxes

  • Lunch

  • Use of bicycle

  • Use of helmet

  • English speaking guide only

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

WE STOP TO MAKE IT STOP. Due to current COVID-19 context, in order to protect both our staff and guests, we have suspended our tours until March, the 29 2020. More information and contact on our website. *** Much more than a bike tour: a way to seize "the City of Fury" in a few hours only. You will quickly feel familiar with Buenos Aires, thanks to our very secret tips: do-it-yourself local experiences; easy contacts with locals; small groups of guests; and the safest pedalling ratio in Buenos Aires (1 guide to every 5 guests). From the remote Tigre Delta to the city’s hyper-active center, we connect travellers to Buenos Aires and its B-sides using the right balance between academic, popular and alternative contents; for a fresh take on Argentina’s actuality and history.

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