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 to find the city’s most impressive street art. Far more than strictly urban art, this tour examines the cultural and historical background of Buenos Aires’ cutting edge design district and seldom-visited vibrant neighborhoods, tracing the connection between tags and art, the city’s architecture, its use by artists, and their expressions that give a voice to the voiceless.
Important Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour Information
Mon & Fri
Approx. 5 Hours
Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour Highlights
Learn about the context of street art in Buenos Aires
Learn the historical background that led to Buenos Aires becoming one of the world capitals of street art.
One Of The World's Largest Murals
View one of the world’s largest mural by a single artists, a trait that won it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records..
Pasaje Lanin - Mosaic Houses
Ride past an impressive display of multicolored mosaic-filled walls in Pasaje Lanin.
Starting Location: Our home and headquarters Peru 988, San Telmo, Buenos Aires
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*PLEASE NOTE* : The Graffiti Tour is a strictly off the beaten path tour that takes you pedaling through the hidden Southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to find the city’s most impressive street art. Far more than strictly urban art, this tour also examines the cutting edge design district, vibrant neighborhoods and contextualing it all with historical and cultural background. IT IS NECESSARY TO BE A CONFIDENT CYCLIST IN AN URBAN SETTING WITH TRAFFIC. This tour is far off the beaten path and not in touristy areas. In some cases the tour may approach precarious parts of the city. It is advised not to wear flashy jewelery, carry documents or large amounts of cash and credit cards. We recommend discretion with cameras.
Meet us in historic San Telmo (Peru 988), where we begin our bike tour with a thorough orientation, introducing you to the tour highlights, your bike, and each other. Pointing our wheels south, we pedal through the backstreets of one of the oldest barrios in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, making our way towards La Boca while we become familiarised with different graffiti styles, and witness examples of elaborate urban art along the way by artist collectives such as Red Sudakas and Triangulo Dorado.
Back on our bikes, we venture well off the beaten path towards Barracas, where we can marvel at the elaborate mosaic walls in Pasaje Lanin, and later let our eyes wander along the mural depicting the meeting of Styles Street Art Convention representing several collaborations between artists. After several brief stops to appreciate pieces by artists such as Pol Corona, Mart, Pum Pum, Martin Ron, and many more, we visit the Metropolitan Design Center – a hotspot of innovation and design technology – where we can take a small break to explore. Finally, we learn about the story behind Cooperativa Vieytes (the former Ghelco ice cream factory) through its mural laden with symbolism.
Our tour ends back at our meeting point in San Telmo where we recapture the day and recommend some BA tips. Lasting approximately 5 hours, we mostly ride on the road alongside traffic and stop around 8 times to appreciate murals, see different neighborhoods, take photos, and enjoy a fun, creative and informative tour led by expert bilingual guides.
- IT IS NECESSARY TO BE A CONFIDENT CYCLIST IN AN URBAN SETTING WITH TRAFFIC. The majority of murals and artworks are not accessible by bike path, so it is necessary that ALL guests are comfortable with urban cycling in traffic (No children under 15 years old).
- ALL GUESTS ARE ADVISED TO ALWAYS BE ATTENTIVE TO THE TOUR GUIDE’S INSTRUCTIONS. This tour is far off the beaten path and not in touristy areas. In some cases the tour may approach precarious parts of the city. It is advised not to wear flashy jewelery, carry documents or large amounts of cash and credit cards. We recommend discretion with cameras.
- Rain- In the case of rain, it shall be assumed that the tour will be going as scheduled unless otherwise notified by Biking BA to the client. Biking BA will cancel the tour in cases of extreme weather that compromise the safety of the guests which include lightning, thunder and/or flooding. Biking BA provides rain ponchos and other measures to mitigate the weather, therefore, if the tour goes out within a two hour window of the scheduled start time and the client decides to cancel their booking they will be refunded 50% of their payment or given 100% credit to a future tour of equal or less value.
- Private Tours are also available upon request with an additional charge depending on # of pax. Please note that due to safety concerns of the neighborhoods, this tour can under no circumstances be operated on a weekend nor national holiday.