A street art guide to Lisbon

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Lisbon is covered in graffiti. There are tags on the crumbling homes of Mouraria, colourful paintings on the streets of Barrio Alto and huge murals on the abandoned buildings of the business district.

Rather than being seen as a nuisance, street art is encouraged here, some of the pieces have even been commissioned. The result is a really interesting mix of traditional architecture and urban art.


Rua Jardim do Tabaco, which runs along the waterfront from Alfama to Santa Apolina, has some of our favourites, including the Pixel Pancho and Vhils collaboration.

Pixel Pancho and Vhils collaboration

Pixel Pancho mral

Another mural on a side street

Colourful piece on a warehouse

Colourful piece on a warehouse

LX Factory

The LX Factory is a creative hub that's covered in murals and street art. A converted fabric factory, it now houses design agencies and a big co-working space, as well as coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. There's even a flea market every Sunday.

The LX Factory

Street art outside the LX Factory

Street art outside the LX Factory

Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo

These are probably the most well-known pieces of street art in the city. In 2010, the Crono Project invited international artists to help turn the abandoned buildings of Lisbon's business district into art projects.

Crocodile mural

Burglar mural

Os gemos mural

Blu mural

Just off the nearby Avenida da Liberdade is one more, this surreal horse painting by Aryz.

Aryz mural

Chão do Loureiro car park

Underneath our local supermarket we came across a surprising street art find. Each floor of the car park on Largo Chão do Loureiro has been decorated by a different artist. The fourth floor was our favourite.

Largo Chão do Loureiro car park

One of the murals

Nemo street art

Car park street art

Car park street art

If you're headed to Lisbon, have a look at my other posts on Mouraria and those delicious custard tarts!