The city of Valparaiso in Chile is famous for it’s colourful, street art lined walls. It is often referred to as ‘Valpo’. The city is a port two hours north of Santiago and is brimming with life. I went to the wonderful city four times while living in Santiago, and I can’t wait to go again!
A while ago Camila of The Things I am Crazy For shared some of her street art photos from Valpo, and today I wanted to share some of my own with you. These were all taken during my first trip to Valparaiso; in May 2010. And, later this week I’ll be sharing some more photos from my other trips there too.
The lovely thing is that when you return to the city you are greeted with some of the same street art but of course new art too! And you are likely to see some street artists in action while you visit.
Tempted to visit? See what else Valpo has to offer! And, check out previous street art posts in Berlin, The Berlin Wall, Marseille, Montreal, and San Francisco.
Where have you seen wonderful street art?
Happy Travel Tuesday!
Wow, what a colorful city with beautiful art! I had no idea. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Moani! It’s a great city 🙂
Oh my goodness! This city does look lovely! I love street art!! The staircase painting is so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Thank you 🙂 The staircase is my favourite too! They made it look like the hills and steep steps of the city; so creative! 🙂
Some of these are just so amazing! My dad lived in “Valpo” for a couple of years and I still regret that I didn’t get to visit him there. It seems like such a great town to visit or live in.
Aww, that’s a shame! It’s a great city and one that is high up on our list of possibilities for when we move to Chile next year 🙂
That is some beautiful street art!!
It sure was 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I love street art! What fun collection you have here!
Me too! I love the variety that they have in Valpo 🙂
Great shots and amazing street art! Definitely makes the city look really vibrant!
The street art in Valparaiso looks incredible! It’s so unique and colorful. I love scouting out cool street art in the cities I visit – and this would definitely top my list! I wish Madrid had interesting street art, but all we have is sloppy graffiti. Lame.
Me too! I’d have thought Madrid would have… Maybe you could start off the trend? 😉
Wow! That really is beautiful! I really had no idea that Chile had such a strong culture of street art. Absolutely loved it! Thanks for directing me here 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the post! I think street art is getting more and more popular 🙂