Ma ora, bando alle ciance, aprite bene gli occhi e tenetevi pronti a seguirci in un viaggio unico fatto di colori, emozioni e sensazioni uniche. Signori e signore gustatevi con noi alcune delle più belle opere di street art che abbiamo potuto ammirare nel nostro vagabondare per le strade della magica Lisboa. E se magari doveste conoscere qualche opera nascosta, sfuggita ai nostri curiosi sguardi, beh, non vi resta che darci qualche consiglio in più. Enjoy!
Here we are with a new post about street art, one of our main passions during the last few years. This week we want to “take” you in Lisbon, where we have discovered so many open-air art works that we didn’t expected, that we were really astonished. In fact, since 2010, the Portuguese capital has hosted the headquarters of the GAU (Galeria de Arte Urbana). It is an organism of the department of Lisbon cultural patrimony, in charge of the research and concession of public spaces or walls where writers can pour out their creativity; of course, always respecting the cultural heritage and patrimony. And the results are really astonishing! First of all, the number of the so-called “illegal graffiti” drastically decreased; moreover, Lisbon is becoming a urban open-air art gallery: last year it was at nr. 6 of the Huffington Post global ranking of the best cities to see street art. And, of course, you can find more and more organized tours of the city where local guides take tourists to see the best graffiti of the city. This success is well deserved and, if you think that we’re talking about just a few suburban walls, you’re totally wrong. In fact, in Lisbon everything could become a “canvas” for the works of art of well-known but also emerging street artists (like Vhils, Gonçalo, Mar or Pixel Pancho, to mention just a few names)… From old billboards to the old trams of the town that climb up along the narrow streets of the Portuguese capital; from the façades of old buildings to entire abandoned industrial complexes like the LX Factory (do you remember our recent post about this place in Lisbon? It is an old industrial complex that became an open-air museum, the place to be for all the emerging Portuguese creative talents). So, everything is possible in the Portuguese capital! If you want to start with your street art tour, we suggest starting from the Alfama quarter, where there are the best graffiti of the city. And now get ready to start a great travel made of colours, emotions and unique sensations: here we are with the best street art works that we admired while wandering around Lisbon’s narrow streets. And if you will discover some hidden street art work that we missed, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Now there’s only one thing to add: enjoy Lisbon street art!