Guided tour

Palermo: Graffiti and Street Art Guided Tour in English

4.8 / 5

86 reviews

Activity provider: Buenos Aires Free Walks

Palermo: Graffiti and Street Art Guided Tour in English

Activity provider: Buenos Aires Free Walks
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From US$ 10 per person

Explore the neighborhood of Palermo and see the creative work of numerous artists and designers. Discover the history of this international street art hub with a knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Journey through one of Buenos Aires's most eclectic neighborhoods
  • Take pictures of the Trump Wall's Graffiti at Madison Avenue Bar
  • Learn about the history of Argentina's street art and its political origins
Full description
Stroll through the colorful streets of Palermo in Buenos Aires on a guided walking tour. See thought-provoking graffiti and street art while learning about the neighborhood’s history from your guide.   Travel back in time to the 1920's and understand the political movements gaining traction in Argentina at the time. Discover how graffiti was seen as political endorsement and how it was used as propaganda and for election campaigns.   Then, learn about the arrival of aerosol paints in 1969 and the influence of a different military government. Discover how the new material allowed messages to be written much faster than before and how this impacted the urban movements during the 1970's. Listen to stories about how Argentinians became progressively more involved in the act of protesting and the social conflict of the time.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Plaza Serrano (a.k.a. Plaza Cortazar) in Palermo. Corner of Jorge Luis Borges and Honduras St. Look for the guide in an orange t-shirt.

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Important information

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  • The tour will still take place even if it rains
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Enjoyed this tour although I would have been happy to see more graffiti and have less talk. However, the guide was very informative and his English was very good. The tour took us down alleyways and roads that we wouldn't have know about. Interesting to hear about the background to some of the graffiti. Overall a good tour.

March 16, 2020

Obscenely good value for the price shown. Great content from Luke the guide who really knows his onions. Palermo’s a great neighbourhood to get familiar with and this is the way to do it. Thanks Luke!

April 24, 2022

Luke was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging.

February 13, 2022

Product ID: 236652