Graffiti galore

Buenos Aires is a city famed for its many impressive attributes: the incredible architecture; the lush green parks; the proliferation of restaurants serving delicious cow meat; and of course, the plentiful vino. But it is also one of the international frontrunners when it comes to urban art.

The streets of the Argentine capital are overlooked by a wealth of wall stylings, from funky hip-hop graffiti and satirical stencil art, right through to grand religious renderings reminiscent of Botticelli.

But these mad murals are more than just territorial tagging by local hooligans. These pieces - and their creators - hold a special place in the heart of the local residents, and are making waves on the international street art scene as well.

Have a listen to my latest podcast for the full story on the politically motivated history and urban art future of this scribble-strewn city!