Fantastic walking tour of the street art in Mexico City. Our tour guide took us to some great pieces and interesting streets, and we ended up doing our own tagging! Highly recommended
MEXICO CITY - DOWNTOWN STREET ART & GRAFFITI TOUR
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.
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.
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!
Local, intelligent & political: theTlaculolokos Collective
See BIG bold urban walls, cynical stickers & beautiful wheat-paste posters
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!
Did you know??
Facebook's LatAm Executives had just ONE afternoon off in Mexico City, and they chose to spend it with us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
A crew of 20 San Fran kids came on tour as a part of a birthday bash.
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$138
Total for 2person group - US$156
Total for 3person group - US$174
Total for 4person group - US$192
Total for 5person group - US$210
Total for 6+person group - contact us for a discount!
*If you wish to tour with a bigger group, let us know. We can accommodate you!
*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax. Should you wish to tip your guide, this is in keeping with standard hospitality etiquette in Mexico.
STREET ART TOUR TIMETABLE
Check the latest availability using the real-time calendar by clicking on the booking button!
10am & 1:30pm : Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
3pm: Tuesday, Wednesday
MEXICO CITY STREET ART TOUR OVERVIEW
We include a range of graffiti & street art formats because they are not the same thing!
- See a non-touristy part of Downtown Mexico City
- Learn to read 'tags' and 'bombs'
- Graffiti vs street art: learn the difference
- Great photos! 17thC buildings juxtapose wall-sized murals
- Learn to read 'tags' & 'bombs'
- Politically-edgy stencils & wheat pastes
- Pause whenever you want to - be it for a drink or just to rest.
- 100% professional guide - cool, fluent & expressive
- Snapshot of MX politics & local life - flexi to you, a little or a lot!
*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.
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!
CAN YOU TOUR, IF YOU'RE 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!
Bob & friends came to Mexico City to celebrate his 70th birthday. Great style, great attitude!
We don't worry about age & neither should you!
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.
Bachelors & bridesmaids' parties - check!
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!
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.
Jocan, was the perfect guide; he is an artist himself, is very good at explaining the history of the work, and has very well thought out ideas about what separates the original from the ordinary.
WE CUSTOMIZE FOR CORPORATE GROUPS
Staff from the Luxury Travel agencies, Kuoni & Carrier, get down with Stylewalk in CDMX!
This is Mexican life from a completely different angle. Its people, and their messages.
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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.
I had so much fun during the private Street Art Tour with Claudio! I saw amazing street art I definitely wouldn't have found by myself. I learned so much about different pieces and how to read grafitti. I also had a chance to use spray paint for the first time 🙂 I really recommend this tour, especially for solo travellers!!
We had an awesome time with our two tour guides, Jocan and Emlo, learning about Mexico City and its vibrant street art. It was a fantastic way to explore the historical, downtown district, which we probably would not have visited otherwise.Both Jocan and Emlo were fantastic, taking us to tons of amazing pieces and explaining the stories behind them. They even helped us paint our own mural at the end (we had a private group of 12).It was one of the highlights of our weekend, I highly recommend it to all!
We opted for a private tour because we were traveling with our 1 year old daughter and we didn't want to worry about keeping up with a group, etc. Our guide was amazing from the start, engaging with our daughter and determining our level of knowledge (none) before starting off. He definitely customized the tour to fill in the basics we were lacking. And then at the end we got to tag ourselves!
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!Jocan, our tour guide, was really friendly and knowledgable, and we really appreciated his insight.It's about a 2.5 walking hour tour starting near to Zocalo, with the chance to stop for a coffee and possibly taco if you like. We walked throughout the downtown area, and finally ended up at a local school where we had to practice our own graffiti skills :)It always felt very safe, and given the sunny weather we had it was great to be outside walking around, particularly given that it was in areas we wouldn't normally have gone through. The street art and graffiti itself was really impressive, and often quite thought provoking.As an art walk, this can't be beat, and I'd recommend it to anyone passing through Mexico that wants to learn more about the local culture and art scene.
We did both tours and absolutely loved our experience--definitely a highlight of our trip! We were able to see CDMX in ways that we weren't likely to do/see on our own. Thank you, Emlo and Laura!
We had an awesome time with our two tour guides, Jocan and Emlo, learning about Mexico City and its vibrant street art. It was a fantastic way to explore the historical, downtown district, which we probably would not have visited otherwise.Both Jocan and Emjo were fantastic, taking us to tons of amazing pieces and explaining the stories behind them. They even helped us paint our own mural at the end (we had a private group of 12).It was one of the highlights of our weekend, I highly recommend it to all!
Our tour was great! Jocan was knowledgable, personable and it felt like a new friend was taking us around Centro Historico. We loved the hidden locations, such as inside the hostel or the gallery. We also got a great feel for the history of the neighborhood!
Very well organised walking tour. Great communication and responsiveness. Couldn't have asked for better. The walk was fun as well. Unbelievable works from a whole host of international artists. Mind blowing and sets Mexico on the centre stage for world leading urban art. Do not miss!