At some point in the last years, Lisbon's graffiti artists upped their collective game. Now, pieces that once would've been cited as vandalism and whitewashed are worshiped as modern day masterpieces. Check out the work of some of Lisbon's most famous street artists with this tour. And in case you’re the street art fan type, there’s even this app where you can find more than 160 pieces to see across the city.
The best places in Lisbon to see street art
Calçada da Glória
One of Lisbon’s steepest streets and also an open-air art gallery. On the other side of the Baixa, the even steeper Calçada do Lavra has a generous spread of murals.
Rua das Gaivotas
On the corner of Rua Fernandes Tomás there is a joint work by Portugal’s very own Vhils and London-based David Walker.
Rua Rodrigues Faria
LX Factory has one of the artiest walls in Lisbon, with works by Bordalo II, Pedro Zamith, Gonçalo Mar (aka Corleone), The Caver and maismenos. It is worth spending a good half an hour here to absorb them all.
Avenida Conselheiro Fernando de Sousa
Dozens of grafittis by artists from Portugal cover the Amoreiras wall of fame. Stop for a look on your way to Cascais or Campo de Ourique.
Fábrica do Braço de Prata
The biggest concentration of work by Vhils in Lisbon.
Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo
The derelict city block on the corner with Rua Andrade Corvo served as a giant canvas for graffiti by Brazilian duo Os Gémeos, Sam3 from Spain, Italy’s Blu and Ericalcaine, and Lucy Mclauchlan from the UK. It helped put Lisbon on the map in street art terms.