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World's best cities for street art?

I just got back from visiting Brooklyn and it's left me really inspired to explore places with a thriving street art scene. What are the best cities in the world for street art? Where are the best spotting grounds or specific streets in these cities? Would love to see photos if you have them!

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  • Alisha Miranda

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    I personally loved Lisbon for its street art and graffiti - check out the Galeria de Arta Urbana (wall of street art graffiti) where you can see the latest pieces by the city’s most beloved street artists. Make sure to also snap a photo by the graffiti-covered yellow trams, a favorite among visiting tourists. I wrote about Lisbon here:

    http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/7-days-in-lisbon-on-a-budget.html

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  • Monika Ligocka

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    We went to Cyprus in November last year and visited Limassol - I was really surprised at the street art we saw there! Amazing, clolorful, unusual - so if you are on a mission to see interesting street art, Limassol should be somehting you might consider - I am attaching few shots, more available on my pintrest if you are interested - under street art folder :) https://uk.pinterest.com/Wanderingveroni/

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  • Michael Emmanuel

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    I recommend the La Candelaria district in Bogota for some Colombian street art. It is the historic part of the city so the art on the old architecture is awesome. For an inexpensive place to stay, you could try Casa Platypus. Enjoy!

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      I have to get there this year... thanks Mike! · (0 likelikes)

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    Berlin!!!

    The East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall
    is a must-see, and you'll find tons just wandering around the neighborhood Kreuzberg. Be sure to check out some of the artists' squats such as Köpi for crazy street art!

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      I just got back from Berlin. This is good stuff! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Ben Lee

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    East London around Brick Lane and Shoreditch High St has great street art

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    Rio de Janeiro by far. Not even close. Everywhere you look is covered in beautiful art.

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    Granada, Spain! The works of El niño de las pinturas are all over the city. You'll have a blast wandering around the labyrinth of streets trying to find it. He's also done murals in other cities around the world. http://www.elninodelaspinturas.es/

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    Compliments of Boamistura (http://www.boamistura.com/projects.html), you can also find a lot of cool street art in Madrid, Mallorca and other parts of Spain and the world. I love their stuff too. The photo I took below is on Calle Huertas in the famous Barrio de las Letras in Madrid (not far from the Puerta del Sol).General Trippy Media

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    Barcelona is great for street art. They even offer street art walking tours whereby you decide how much the tour is worth. This is not like a tourist guide thing, it is actually a graffiti artist who does the tour himself. Very knowledgeable.

    You can read about my experience of the tour here: http://blog.lifestylebarcelona.com/barcelona-street-style-tour/

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    Shoreditch and East London for sure! Killer street art. Love the fact that the locals have really embraced the street art scene there too. Many of the (very talented!) artists have started their own galleries. ShoreditchShoreditchShoreditch

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    Surprisingly Israel has lots of public art and street art, especially Tel Aviv and Netanya

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    I saw some pretty sweet street art in Valparaiso. Valparaiso

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      That does look pretty sweet! · (1 likelikes)

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    Melbourne,is nice for steet art......


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  • Valerie Axworthy

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    I'll second San Francisco! Particularly in the Mission District, one of the most popular parts of the city for street art. You can spend an entire day just walking through the streets looking at all the art. Clarion Alley, Osage St, and 24th St are favorite blocks of mine.

    Mission DistrictDiego Rivera has three frescos in the city, one in The City Club of San Francisco, another at the San Francisco Art Institute and the last one at the City College of San Francisco.

    Oakland has more recently been making a name for themselves in regards to street art. The old Parkway Speakeasy Theater on Park always has new murals (usually political). The underpass on Grand Ave is a huge canvas for local artists. The first friday of every month, Oakland has the Art Murmur where local artists and galleries put their art on display for the public.

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      These are beautiful! A trip to SF/Oakland is for sure happening soon now! Thanks Val. · (1 likelikes)

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    There was a lot of "street art" when we were in Barcelona -- especially near the area below Parc Güell

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    I will start with Casco Viejo in Panama where I am from. A neighborhood with french history. Rolo de Sedas graces one of the streets there. He is one of my favorite artist and I had the luck of meeting him earlier this year. Parque Omar is a second location for great street art in Panama.

    Casco ViejoMami Empollerada by Rolo de Sedas.

    Parque OmarParque Omar mural depicting Panamanian culture.

    The community of Kazimierz is full of street art and I loved walking around there. It's the artsy part of Krakow in Poland. You can also find some in Podgórze across the river Vistula.

    KazimierzThis made me smile and my favorite in Kazimierz.

    KazimierzThis one was done after the nazi occupation in remembrance of the family who lived here and was executed.

    PodgórzeThis one is in Podgorze at an old factory that is an event space now.

    5 Pointz in Long Island City, Queens NYC is fantastic. I lived in the neighborhood a few years but never took a picture of it. The one below I got online. Other areas are all over Brooklyn. Certainly you will find some in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan NYC.

    5 PointzFive Pointz in Queens, NYC.

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    Seattle has the best street art. It's all over the city, most of it is unheralded--just super cool stuff.

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  • Sarah Fabian

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    Hey Jillian,

    there's obviously East London, you can simply go for a walk there and will find tons of street art (start at Brick Lane). Less popular but equally nice: Hamburg (start at Sternschanze or check this link http://www.journeytodesign.com/2014/12/21/street-art-walk-hamburg/).

    Best,

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      Thanks, Sarah! Love your blog too! · (0 likelikes)

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    I just got back from Berlin, street art capital of the world, so I have to say that it's definitely one of them. Here are a few photos that I took around town:Berlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comBerlinimage from instagram.comI absolutely love San Francisco (check out the Mission District, there's some Banksy there) and Oakland as well (go for Oakland Art Murmur on first Fridays).

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    My sister is in Barcelona at the moment and she absolutely LOVES the street art there. She's been on two street art walking tours and then followed up by visiting some galleries that some of the artists exhibit in.

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    By far Hosier Lane in Melbourne Australia is the best place for street art. Each time I visit the art has changed. A must when visiting Melbourne.

    Here is one of my Flickr accounts of Hosier Lane photographs.

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