Hit the pavement for a view of the city from the best perspective - the streets - on a walking tour. Buenos Aires entrepreneurs have come up with tours that will show you everything from graffiti to vintage clothing to historic buildings to the best cafés along Avenida de Mayo. Choose your fancy and book a spot to get yourself acquainted with the city, whether you are a first-time visitor or just trying to delve deeper into all that BA has to offer. Fans of art and urban culture will want to hook up with the folks at Graffitimundo, a street art powerhouse that not only orients visitors with the unique mish-mash of graffiti styles evident in Buenos Aires but also acts as a cultural pivot point for artists, contemporary art collectors, and aficionados. The fabulous tours available take tour-goers on a stroll around Palermo and the surrounding areas of Villa Crespo and Colegiales, taking in art and visiting related shops and galleries for 4 hours before ending up with some cold beverages in BA's first graffiti bar, Post Street Bar. More tours are in the works, covering La Boca and San Telmo, two of BA's southernmost neighborhoods. If fashion is more your thing, call up Wicked Tourism for a shopping tour of the best vintage boutiques and flea market finds, or check the online agenda to find out when the next Por La Calle free fashion circuit takes place. The friendly faces at BALocal can arrange art gallery and studio tours, personal shopping, tours of historic BA, or, thanks to their double-duty as a personal concierge service, just about anything else that peaks the interest of visitors. For a look at underground BA (literally speaking) and a very unique experience, shell out the few pesos entrance to the Manzana de las Luces near Plaza de Mayo and hop on a tour of the Jesuit-built tunnels that run beneath the historic center of the city.
Avenida de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo
Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 1150
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