few north american cities wear their street art as proudly on their sleeve as montreal. the blighted area immediately east of downtown is full of murals, tags, and wheatpastes.
it’s no wonder that montreal is home to one of the largest street art events in the world. if you’re planning on a trip to montreal, wait until june! that’s when the MURAL public art festival takes place each year. the festival includes a full 11 days of events, workshops, conferences, street markets, block parties and above all else, artistic creativity on full display.
here is a look at just a few of the walls that were created at the last MURAL festival!
lisbon is a city full of contrasts! it is the perfect city for people who want to experience both a rich history AND a vibrant culture. the historic monuments and modern architecture are directly contrasted with graffiti-covered walls along the main roads.
check out these pieces found around lisbon:
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
belfast is the capital city of northern ireland and home to some of the most amazing murals in the world. thousands of tourists come to visit the murals scattered around the city to learn about the history and culture of belfast every year. belfast contains arguably the most famous political murals in all of europe. it is believed that almost 2,000 murals have been documented since the 1970s, crazy!
here are a few of the amazing murals scattered among the walls in belfast: