“The Earth without art is just Eh.”
We had heard about the Valpo street art but WOW, we had never seen a place like it. All through the streets there were colorful buildings that took on a life of their own. Today we will take you on a virtual tour of some of our favorites!
The city of Valparaiso is built on the hillside therefore the narrow streets, sharp turns and many staircases create the perfect canvas for street art.
Every corner we turned had vibrant colors and interesting designs!
Valpo street art isn’t just limited to the sides of buildings, even the stairways are colorful here!
Can you believe all the colors and attention to detail in these shots?
There was no shortage of places for photo ops around the city!
Another part of the city that seemed more like art to us was the electrical lines! We have never seen such a jumbled mess of wires. We wouldn’t want to be a technician trying to decipher them! Our tour guide told us that the city does not replace old wire and instead just add new ones on top to replace the old.
Overall we really enjoyed the Valpo street art. You can either wander through the streets on a self guided basis or opt for a street art tour. We had a wonderful tour with Cristian Alvarez Albani who gave us some history of the city while taking in the colorful views. You can email him here. We’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn more about this colorful city.
Overall we thought it was really interesting to see such widespread street art throughout the city. Valpo street art is definitely the most colorful and unique art we have seen throughout a city! It made for a very fun setting.
Do you enjoy viewing the street art when you travel? What’s your favorite city for street art?