porto’s street art scene

after seeing virtually no art in albufeira and many large murals on the way from the airport to the train station in lisbon, i wasn’t sure what to expect in porto. from a relatively small and historically important city, i expected the streets to be ‘cleansed’ of any unwanted art, similar to what granada is starting to to in their albaicin neighbourhood (which i don’t agree with. find out why i was in cloud 9 in granada’s graffiti scene and haha loved granada’s charm).

how does that saying go? set your expectations low so you’ll never be disappointed? taking away the negativity associated with that quote, it’s kind of true and in this case i was far from disappointed. the street art scene in porto is alive and well however in addition to the tags and murals, there’s all sorts of little knick knacks around town. the majority of the electric boxes in porto are all tagged with something different and random with a few artists doing multiple pieces and forming their own series’.   DSCF29941

DSCF29981  DSCF29971    DSCF30041

DSCF30051

DSCF30061

DSCF30091

DSCF30121

DSCF30131  DSCF30151

DSCF30161

of course, you still have your murals and other pieces

DSCF29461

DSCF29481

DSCF29491

DSCF29501

DSCF29551

DSCF29751

DSCF29761

DSCF29811

DSCF35381

DSCF30021

DSCF32271

DSCF33101

DSCF33151

DSCF31761

DSCF30191

DSCF30221

DSCF30231

DSCF30281

DSCF30301

DSCF30351

DSCF30361

DSCF30391

DSCF30401

DSCF30411

DSCF30441

DSCF30471

DSCF30541

DSCF31751and smaller tags throughout town

DSCF30011

DSCF33141

DSCF29441

DSCF30141

a painter that goes by the name of costa has great presence throughout the city as well.  he likes the kittens, women and i’m not sure if the others are religious people or croissants.  i hope they’re croissants.

DSCF29841

DSCF29861

DSCF30251

DSCF30261

DSCF30531

DSCF31901

DSCF32201

DSCF33181

DSCF33191

DSCF29451

DSCF29741

DSCF29831

maybe it’s something in the water or maybe portugal’s art scene is really thriving all over. we still have lisbon on our itinerary and from our brief ride to the airport, it looks like there is a lot to offer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *