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San Telmo Art Walk

Plaza Dorrego | Corner of Humberto Primo & Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #41 of 245 activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a 3-hour guided walking tour through Buenos Aires' oldest and most bohemian... more » Owner description: ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a 3-hour guided walking tour through Buenos Aires' oldest and most bohemian barrio. Graffiti. Galleries. Art. History. Culture. Open your eyes in Buenos Aires. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The tour Rick provided gave me a fantastic introduction to the neighbourhood and a depth of knowledge of it's art and history. I'd highly recommend this tour and think you'd be an idiot to miss it. Thanks so much Rick!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour! Rick is very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. Leaned a bit about of history and saw some great art. Well worth it. You should go!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

During my time in Argentina, I had the pleasure of going on this Street Art Tour. Street art is celebrated in Buenos Aires and plays a big part in the city's culture. Rick the guide took us round the different areas explaing the evolution of the Art , different styles and who the main artists were as well as the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Rick's Art walk is a very different, unique way to discover this old neighbourhood in Buenos Aires... Rick is very knowledgeable, patient and fun. Really enjoyed our couple of hours walking around this beautiful area of San Telmo and learning a bit of its history and the current street art trends... Highly recommended!

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Rick Powell does a walking tour through the quirky, fascinating San Telmo area of Buenos Aires. He covers a lot of history and takes you to see fabulous street graffiti. Please don't picture the graffiti that passes for art in the U.S.. This truly is art, but huge-- on the sides of buildings. It is accepted in BA and a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were welcomed by Rick, a knowledgeable American traveler. His art and graffiti tour is very complete and price is reasonable, even includes a visit at the MAMBA, the modern museum of San Telmo and a sip of mate. Rick is very friendly, sent us a follow up email with links and little gifts :)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Rick is very friendly and has a lot of knowledge of both the art scene and the history of Buenos Aires. His tour is thourough and you get to see a lot of San Telmo, learn a little about the history of the barrio and see a lot of cool street art. We finished of in the park drinking mate.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a very enjoyable and worthwhile way to spend an afternoon while in B.A. Rick really knows the neighbourhood and closely follows the work of the street artists. There's so much to see and do in B,A. but if you have time to delve more deeply into special areas of the city, then don't miss this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A wonderful history and art tour with a charming and very knowledgeable guide. A great way to learn about San Telmo and about BA art, including street art. We spent more than three hours with Rick and it was so worth it. One of the highlights of our trip. BTW, this tour is way underpriced so, if you can, you... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Possible to happily engage family of 4 (kids 20 & 22) for 3 hours in Buenos Aires? Rick did the trick! His tour features a varied feast of mind expanding street art, stimulating conversation of complex regional history and a tour thru the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Telmo. Rick's obvious breadth of knowledge prompted discussions allowing us to... More

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