Spectacular Street Art in Porto, Portugal

Spectacular Street Art in Porto, Portugal, Porto, Portugal (B)

The street art in Lisbon has become world famous, but Porto’s scene is just as interesting and you’ll often find the same artists painting murals in both cities.

New rules allowed artists to paint certain walls with the official support of the city. It’s always great to see the value of urban art getting the recognition it deserves.

This trend of embracing street art can be found in quite a few cities in Europe. Great examples would be Zagreb and Glasgow.

To explore the most famous works of urban art in Porto, I invited travel bloggers to recommend some great artworks and also added some of my own favourites to the list.

The smallest street in Porto, Afonso Martins Alho Street is only 30 metres long and also quite narrow.

Still, it’s hosting the huge artwork by Galician artist Liqen named “Perspéntico”. You may want to add visiting this artwork to your self-guided walking tour of Porto.

The large mural depicts a cat carrying buildings on its back. It covers five storeys and the blue colour of the cat was chosen to match the colour of iconic Azulejo ceramics. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Spectacular Street Art in Porto, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on Author's Website: https://brightnomad.net/porto-street-art-portugal/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Blue Cobalt Cat
  • Mira
  • The Trindade mural
  • The Half Rabbit
  • Don Quixote
  • Circus Network