Many of Lisbon's streets and historic neighborhoods teem with colorful works of urban art addressing themes of Portuguese history, pop culture, fado music, political tension, and the fantastical. Here are the best places to find Lisbon street art.
Bairro Alto ranks among Lisbon's most colorful neighborhoods, where street art adorns the walls of just about everything, from bars and restaurants to tascas and tattoo parlors. Some of the most striking murals in this bohemian neighborhood are along Rua da Vinha, Rua de São Boaventura, and Travessa dos Fiéis de Deus.
Marques de Pombal
This roundabout in the heart of Lisbon is where the city's main avenues meet. It's also the location of several large pieces of artwork painted across three buildings along Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo.
Graça and Mouraria
Visitors to Castle of São Jorge can walk up Rua da Madalena and the Escahinhas de São Cristovão to see a series of murals celebrating the music style known as fado. Also in the neighborhood is the Graça Literary Walk, where a local art collective has painted murals of Portuguese writers who once lived in the neighborhood. Not far from the castle, the walls of the medieval alleyways of Mouraria double as a colorful canvas for local street artists to showcase their work.
Just below the hill of Alfama sits one of the trendiest waterfront developments in the city, the Tobacco Garden (Jardim do Tobaco). Here, visitors are treated to a collaborative work of art by two of Portugal's top urban artists, Vhils and Pixel Pancho.
This neighborhood between downtown and Belém is home to several notable works of street art, mostly on and around the LxFactory industrial complex.