street art and murals on buildings in valparaiso in chile, amazing graffiti and tags and throws, public space take over

Valparaiso, January 2015.

Valparaiso is Chiles most important harbor, one of the oldest towns in Chile, built almost entirely on the surrounding hills, it’s location chosen strategically to bring in trade and to defend the capital in colonial times. The easiest, cheapest and fastest way to get here is by bus from Santiago. A round-trip ticket is about […]

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breathtaking mural in valparaiso in chile, public space take over, street art and graffiti, graff and tags and throws

Valparaiso, the hills.

When people talk about Valparaiso, or Valpo as the locals call the town, people talk about the hills. The architecture is mostly colonial, but there’re also more modern houses mixed with shacks, where the poorest live, there’re gorgeous renovated, colorful houses next to worn down buildings. Hostels and boutique hotels, luxurious restaurants with an amazing […]

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painted flowers and colors around the doors and windows of a house in barrio brazil in santiago de chile, street art, public space take over, graffiti

Santiago, January 2015.

Santiago de Chile is a big city, a huge city, but you’d never guess it by walking around in all the cozy barrios (neighborhoods) with low houses and narrow streets. It’s a welcoming place, not only for the parks, architecture and amount of street art everywhere but also for the very friendly chilean people. Chile […]

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Woof! Barrio Yungay, March 2015.

Barrio Yungay.

Barrio Yungay is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Santiago, and also one of the most charming! Surrounded by parks, it’s mostly colonial type stone houses and sidewalks lined with tall trees, it’s a beautiful environment for walking around! You could start by the Quinta Normal park, there’s a subway station there with the […]

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folklore mural at The front of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center in Barrio Lastarria, street art and graffiti in santiago de chile, public space take over

Barrio Lastarria, Barrio Bellavista & Centro.

Barrio Lastarria is located between two parks, one of them is a hill called Cerro Santa Lucia and the view from the top is totally worth the walk up, it gives you a sense of how the neighborhood is structured and the park is beautiful! To the east of the hill is Barrio Lastarria, a […]

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