MEXICO CITY - DOWNTOWN STREET ART & GRAFFITI TOUR

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Tour the best of Mexico City's street art & graffiti with professional guides who are street smart & socio-politically literate.

Tired of yet another museum? 
Enter the world of street art. 

You won't accidently stumble upon Mexico City's boldest freshest murals because this is not Disneyland. (And Google maps wont help you either! )
Take this 2.5 hour private tour, with an articulate, informed, local graffiti artist. These street pieces are the best place to visit in Mexico City.

Don't take risks let us show you the way.

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Both Jocan and Emlo were fantastic, taking us to tons of amazing pieces and explaining the stories behind them. It was one of the highlights of our weekend, I highly recommend it to all!

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MEXICO CITY'S URBAN ART SCENE

Street Art is a great way to get inside Mexico’s collective psyche.

Politically. Socially. Design-wise.

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Strong prehispanic iconography by Mexican artist Smithe.

Peek deep in Mexico City.
Its people, history, politics & current events, through the eyes of a local. 


This tour is just a bit like a live TED talk...
Pure inspiration, happening right here on the street!

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Local, intelligent & political: theTlaculolokos Collective

See BIG bold urban walls, cynical stickers  & beautiful wheat-paste posters 

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Spray and play!

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For non-touristy tourists, these walls are the best places to visit in Mexico City! You will tour off-the-radar areas that many locals have never seen or had access to. They are deep in history, authenticity & visuals!

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Did you know??
 Facebook's LatAm Executives had just ONE afternoon off in Mexico City, and they spent it with us!

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Our guide, was fantastic. His enthusiasm, his English, and his passion for art made for the highlight of our trip.

MEET YOUR MEXICO CITY STREET ART GUIDES

Jocan and Emlo are local graffiti artists who know the street scene as insiders.

Your guides are articulate insiders who can explain not only the technical aspects of the works you see, but also the history of the artists themselves and the socio-political context of the street art scene in Mexico. They are bilingual and speak English and Spanish.

Importantly, they also know how to make you feel at home, so you can relax and hang out, just as a local would.

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Jocan Deka has the lowdown on MX street artists who move to the gallery scene.

Jocan Deka is a tattoo artist and illustrator, who was the Curatorial Assistant for the prestigious Fifty-24 MX gallery for three years. 

Fifty-24 (a.k.a. Maia) was the ex-HQ of Juxtapoze Magazine in Mexico City and is famous for its representation of street artists, which gives Jocan a wealth of interesting insider stories. Jocan was also on board for the politically powerful 'Manifesto Street Art Festival', which Fifty-24 held in collaboration with Vice Magazine Latin America. 

This unusual CV means Jocan comes with some heavy intel on the transition from illegal to legal works in the Mexican Street Art scene.

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Emlo is a local graffiti artist with an academic background in art history.

Emlo is a local graffiti artist who writes under the pen-name of Emlo, and also particpates in the crew called System. You'll find his wheat pastes, tags, stickers on trains, subway stations and underground music-gigs. 

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Emlo is academically trained in Art History and Visual Communication and is about to graduate from Ibero (one of Mexico City's most prestigious private universities), which really makes him a one-of-a-kind resource in terms of bridging contemporary art know-how,  illegal street scenes and Mexican street art movements.. 

Ask as many not-kosher or not-cool questions as you want.
Your guide is there to inform and educate.

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Though HE would NEVER tell you, because he is way too humble, OFIER is a legendary heavyweight graffiti writer, who is famous for his lettering and 'can control'. Why do we say legendary?  There are very, very few street writers who have been active in the graffiti scene (and survived) since its beginnings.


Ofier has been deeply involved in the street art and writer scenes of LA and Mexico since the 1980s and remains so to this day.  He has incredible insider knowledge of both the legal AND illegal scenes that have emerged over those times: How they differ, how they cross over, where different looks and messages have come from and when they changed. He has seen many crews  come and go,  and others (incl his own crews UTI & SSK)  grow and evolve. 

For us to have him on the Stylewalk team of guides, it  is a very strong privilege indeed..

Here he is in-vivo painting:
http://streetal.mx/site/ofier-graffiti-playground/

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"Je m’appelle Camille, j’habite à México depuis presque 5 ans et je suis heureuse de vous faire connaître un certain visage de ma ville adoptive.
J’ai un master en Art du Spectacle et médias à l’Ecole Supérieur d’Audiovisuel de Toulouse.
J’ai travaillé dans plusieurs revues culturelles en tant que journaliste en France et à México, et dernièrement au sein d’une agence de marketing digital.

Camille is our French speaking guide. She has a formal background in publicity & design and is very active in the Mexico City art scene. Having previously worked closely with Mexican local government, Camille stays on top of national politics, community initiatives and what's new and fresh in the street scene in Mexico City.

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A crew of 20 San Fran kids came on tour as a part of a birthday bash.

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Our superb guide began by showing us how to read a tag (tough for the best artists!), what a "bomb" is and the etiquette of painting over another artist's work.

DOWNTOWN GRAFFITI TOUR - PRICES 

Your Street Art & Graffiti Tour in downtown Centro Histórico is private. This means you don't share your tour with anyone else. 

Total for 1 person group - US$148
Total for 2person group  -  US$158

Total for 3person group - US$168
Total for 4person group - US$178
Total for 5person  group - US$188
Total for 6person  group - US$198

Glad to accommodate Groups of 7+ people  >>>contact us for a quote !

*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax.

KIDS ARE WELCOME!


Our secret spray painting tutorial at tour's end is great for kids and teenagers. 
If you are an adult & get a thrill out of it too, we'll be just as smitten!


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Families with kids ALWAYS tell us this tour was the highlight of their trip.


"My family of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 7 & 15) had an amazing tour. Given we were touring with a 7 year old, our tour guide paced our movements well; so that she had time to rest, play in the park as we talked about the surrounding graffiti and art pieces etc. My 15 year old's attention was kept; as well as the adults in our group. As we visited during an election season, we were able to discuss some politics too and in the context of the art seen on the tour. Definitely suggested; even and especially, if you have children."


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GOT A BIG GROUP? YES, CAN DO!

 When there is a group of 7+ people, we ensure you have TWO guides accompany you to maximise quality, safety, and personal attention.  
Please contact us and tell us HOW MANY adults and children are in your group. We will give you a quote asap!

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"Laura and the other helpful guides at Stylewalk MX Tours took excellent care of us from start to finish....This tour was great for team bonding and I would highly recommend it for individuals or corporate group alike when visiting Mexico City!"

Mariah Terhaar - FACEBOOK Latin America

STREET ART TOUR TIMETABLE

Check the latest availability using our real-time booking calendar. Click on the booking button to get a sneak peek.!

10am & 1:30pm : Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

3pm: Tuesday, Wednesday

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"This was one of my favorite days in Mexico City and one of the best graffiti tours I've ever done. What really sets it apart from tours I've done in other cities is the quality of the guide and that it is JUST YOU on the tour. No being herded around with a large group - you can be (relatively) unobtrusive and spend time on the pieces you like rather than having to keep pace with the tour."

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MEXICO CITY STREET ART TOUR OVERVIEW

We include a range of graffiti & street art formats because they are not the same thing! 


  • Get off the beaten path - see a non-touristy part of Downtown ​
  • Learn to 'read ' graffiti tags and bombs.A
  • ​An easy walking route - fitness not needed
  • ​See a concentrated, wide-variety of legal& illegal ​street art
  • Graffiti vs street art: your guide teaches you the difference
  • Great ​instagramming! ​See ​​murals the size of buildings!
  • Learn to read 'tags' & 'bombs'
  • ​​Discover the ​political me​ssages you'll see in urban stencils​
  • ​Have a go yourself !!  ​Learn to spray paint in a secret location
  • 100% professional guide - a real-​graffiti artist, fluent,​ friendly
  • ​Wheat-paste posters. ​ ​Learn why graffiti artists love this format.
  • ​​Street art gives you a insider snapshot ​into​ ​modern MX culture
  • Pause whenever you want to - be it for a drink, or to rest.

*We don't include food or drink in your tour price so you are not locked into anything prior. Some people like to pause, others like to keep going!

THE SECRET ITEM ON OUR STREET ART MENU 

Whenever we are able to, we love to provide a special bonus for our Mexico City tour guests.


You might have read some guest reviews that mention our added bonus: the private spray paint tutorial!!  This is a special seasonal bonus that we endeavour to include all year round.  It is not an official part of the tour because we ONLY  offer this tour bonus when our private guarded space is available. We would make it part of the main menu, but as the space is very occasionally closed, we prefer to err on the side of safety!  No one paints unless we can guarantee they can paint in private . The street is not the right place to practice!  So, when the spray tutorial is NOT on offer, we complete the tour with new and extended bombs and artworks, so no one loses!  

If you have you heart set on this activity, you are welcome to check with us in advance to find out what the program is for the date that you want to book.

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Totally recommend this tour.  It was really enlightening getting to learn about the background of the graffiti culture and the ties to the local politics and urban development.  One of the best parts of my trip to Mexico City!

 NOT A MILLENNIAL HIPSTER?

Take a look at the wide range of people who loved touring Mexican Street Art with us! 
We are family-friendly, age-friendly and fitness-friendly!

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Bob & friends came to Mexico City to celebrate his 70th birthday. Great style, great attitude!


We don't worry about age & neither should you!

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This is fun entertainment for teenagers and/ or younger children. 
You'll earn big points from the family by offering time outside of museums and standard galleries.

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Bachelors & bridesmaids' parties - check!

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I really recommend this tour, especially for solo travellers!!

Simone J, Sydney, Australia >>

HOW DO I BOOK MY CDMX GRAFFITI TOUR?
(and then what happens?)

Your  Street Art & Graffiti Tour booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform.
Here's what to expect...

  • Click on the orange booking button.
  • Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar. Remember these are private tours. Once you book a time slot, the tour is yours and yours alone.
  • Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
  • Receive an instant booking confirmation!
  • You'll receive a personal email with detailed info about tour meeting point, and your street art guide's mobile number.
  • ​The day of your tour, your guide is waiting for you at the meeting point. Set to go!

If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!

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Having known little about street art or graffiti, this tour provided an incredible insight into the immense artistic culture of Mexico that exists outside the galleries.

READ OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS 

Our professional guides take their  job seriously.
There are over 100 glowing TripAdvisor shout-outs to prove it!

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH MEXICAN STREET ARTIST SANER


Saner is one of Mexico City's most famous street art muralists.

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We highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more about this increasingly respected and vibrant form of urban art and individual expression!


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Nuestro recorrido fue muy interesante, Jocan, nuestro guía, muy ameno y apreciamos su trato y sus explicaciones.
Nos sentimos orgullosos de la labor que hacen, porque eso es lo que mexicanos y extranjeros tenemos que conocer de nuestro México.
Esperemos tener la oportunidad de volver a contactarlos pronto.

Great tour of street art in Mexico City. Very easy going, guide went at the pace we wanted. Very knowledgeable of the local Street art scene. Cool, relaxed and customized...just my type of tour. Thanks Guys!

Jocan was great — he is very passionate about grafitti and street art and it shows. Getting to spray paint some art ourselves at the end was especially fun.

Jocan was great — he is very passionate about grafitti and street art and it shows. Getting to spray paint some art ourselves at the end was especially fun.

Emlo provided an insightful tour of the street murals and graffiti in a neighborhood of Mexico City that we probably would never found on our own. Getting the backstory on the art styles as well as the politics behind some of the work was great!

Our time with street artist Jocan Deka was the height of our trip to CDMX. He is able to discuss details of technique, share the latest gossip of who is warring with whom, and illuminate themes that a stranger might be blind to.It seems to me that street art is the most energetic force in the arts today, and that the scene in CDMX is the main wellspring of that energy. Getting Jocan's insider's perspective was a privilege. Thanks Jocan!

My family of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 7 & 15) had an amazing tour with this company. Given we were touring with a 7 year old, our tour guide paced our movements well; so that she had time to rest, play in the park as we talked about the surrounding graffiti and art pieces etc. My 15 year old's attention was kept; as well as the adults in our group. As we visited during an election season, we were able to discuss some politics too and in the context of the art seen on the tour. Definitely suggested; even and especially, if you have children.

Jocan was my tour guide for the graffiti tour and it was one of my favorite days in Mexico City and one of the best graffiti tours I've ever done. What really sets it apart from tours I've done in other cities is the quality of the guide and that it is just you on the tour. No being herded around with a large group - you can be (relatively) unobtrusive and spend time on the pieces you like rather than having to keep pace with the tour.

I was really impressed by the knowledge of out guide, Emlo. He is an active graffiti/street artist so he was able to show us some pretty cool places that I wouldn't have been able to find on my own. He also had a ton of information about the artists, the relationships between artists/crews, history, etc.I've taken a lot of street art tours in different cities, and this one was worth it!

Wow! Claudio took us to places we would never have been able to find on our own, and he also discussed the social and political side of the street art culture as well. Claudio's interaction with us was a perfectly balanced mix of humor, enthusiasm and education. He challenged us to apply things he was teaching us, to be able to better understand and interpret street art on our own.

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