Urban art in Lisbon
Lisbon is already a city renowned for urban art and a simple walk through the center or the historic districts we are surprised by true works of art. We unveil some of the places where you can enjoy.
En route to the castle, in Graça and Santa Apolonia: one of the points of attraction of Lisbon is its highest point, the Castelo de São Jorge. But before you reach the top, coming from Rossio, try to follow along Rua da Madalena and up the Escadinhas de S. Cristovão. In a series of facades, a collective of artists portrayed the loafer Fado, a natural choice since we are close to the neighborhoods of Mouraria and Alfama, birthplace of this World Heritage song.
Also near the Castle and in the electrical path 28, we can make the Literary Walk of Grace, where the project Ebony Collective was invited to allusive murals to the Portuguese writers who lived in the neighborhood, showing how you can connect artistic practice and ethnographic research . The collective of artists consists of Eime, Leonor Shine, Lorenzo Bordonaro, Mariana Dias Coutinho, MrDheo, Pariz and Violant. And the Portuguese writers are represented Natalia Correia, Angelina Vidal, Sophia de Mello Breyner Anderson and Florbela Espanca also referenced in the street name.
Down the grace to Santa Apolonia, should not miss the Tobacco Garden. The walls of an old customs building are now giant screens with works by Pixel Pancho and Vhils.
Near the Marquês de Pombal: The large roundabout Marques de Pombal marks the 0 km Lisbon and it is also the meeting point of the main avenues of the city. In one, the Fontes Pereira Avenida de Melo (towards Saldanha, close to the Picoas metro station), there are three buildings that were the subject of large murals that make us stop and observe, written by The Twins, Blu and SAM3.
But there are many other places in Lisbon where we can find examples of urban art and many paths that can be proposed.