Mexico City street art – the best murals & graffiti in different neighbourhoods

Mexico City is a fantastic city to visit for its culture, art and museums. Its different neighbourhoods are also full of high quality murals with many reflecting the country’s rich history and heritage. Matt from Buenos Aires Street Art visited CDMX last month and took these photos.

New mural by Sasha Crew (photo © BA Street Art)

Juarez

Juarez is well know for its zona rosa or gay friendly district of streets with bars and cafes, its Korean community and large student population.

Mural of Mexican artist & feminist icon Frida Kahlo on front of a bar in Juarez (photo © BA Street Art)

Murals with colour in gay-friendly Juarez (photo © BA Street Art)

Mercado Juarez by Cuauhtémoc metro station is a popular spot with locals. The market sells fresh fruit and vegetables and has some great cafes inside selling delicious sandwiches and smoothies.

Mural by Duek Glez close to Mercado Juarez along Avenida Chapuletec (photo © BA Street Art)

Close to Juarez market along Avenida Chapuletec are a number of impressive new murals (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by Liquen on one of the entrances to Mercado Juarez (photo © BA Street Art)

The market itself is also decorated with murals by Liquen and one by Mexican muralist Sego entitled ‘Woman in Dialogue with Progress’.

Mural by Mexican muralist Sego called Mujer en Dialogo con el Progreso at Mercado Juarez (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural similar style to Czech painter Alpfonse Mucha (photo © BA Street Art)

A number of shutters and doors along the streets in Barrio Juarez are painted with artworks.

Doctores

Doctores is another great neighbourhood to check out street art with lots of murals located around the Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (MUJAM) and Hidalgo Market. The majority of these murals were sponsored and organised by Street Art MUJAM who hold an annual graffiti and street art festival to paint the nearby walls and buildings.

Stunning mural by Mexican artist Koka with a Mexican woman with an iguana and flowers (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by Ecuadorian artist Alvaro Córdova in Doctores (photo © BA Street Art)

Hidalgo Market in Doctores (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural depicting Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera by Miss1guett & Duek Glez (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural at Hospital General de Mexico in Doctores (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by Pablo Kalaka in front of MUJAM (photo © BA Street Art)

Wild cat mural by Hidalgo Market (photo © BA Street Art)

Museo del Juguete Antiguo México

The antique toy museum in Doctores and its courtyard are covered with murals – including works by international street artists like Roa. The murals on the front of the museum and across the road from it were also curated by MUJAM.

Mural by Belgian painter Roa (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by Nitzan Mintz (above) & wooden animals by Dede Bandaid (photo © BA Street Art)

Miniature bus and sculpture decorated with stickers at Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (photo © BA Street Art)

Toy soldier and train sets among the toys on display (photo © BA Street Art)

Colonia Roma

Colonia Roma is perhaps best known for its cafes and restaurants with the neighbourhood undergoing enormous gentrification in recent years. Hopefully, the architecture and the old buildings can be preserved with more new apartments and offices coming to the ‘barrio’.

Farid Rueda mural in Roma Norte (photo © BA Street Art)

One of the most impressive murals in Roma Norte is by Mexican muralist Farid Rueda on this office building. The artist has become well known internationally in recent years for his colourful animal murals in cities such as Miami, Madrid, Amsterdam and Bucharest. Surprisingly, being based in Playa del Carmen, he has very few murals in CDMX.

Catrina mural by D*Face on Av Cuauhtemoc 273, Roma organised by All City Canvas in 2015 (photo © BA Street Art)

Many cafes around Roma are decorated with murals & plants (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by US artist Aaron Glasson at Chihuahua 182 in Roma Norte (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural by Jorge Tellaeche on corner of Tabasco y Orizaba (photo © BA Street Art)

Paste-ups in Roma by Mexican artist & illustrator Groenewold (photo © BA Street Art)

Collaboration between Alec Monopoly & Tesoe in Roma Norte (photo © BA Street Art)

Huerto Roma Verde

Is a community centre and garden in Roma Sur (Jalapa 234) that promotes recycling and environmental projects with the space and walls decorated with murals and sculptures.

Mural outside Huerto Roma Verde by Jockey Elle (photo © BA Street Art)

Sculpture of bee & painted water tower in the herb garden (photo © BA Street Art)

House built from water dispensers at Huerto Roma Verde (photo © BA Street Art)

La Condesa

La Condesa is a leafy neighbourhood well known for its tree-lined streets. It has a European vibe with streets named after European capital cities like Amsterdam with fancy apartment buildings and bakeries.

Farid Rueda mural in La Condesa (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural in Parque España (photo © BA Street Art)

Parque España is a public park that is popular with dog walkers and young professionals with several buildings around it decorated with murals.

All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art

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