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Street Art of Valparaiso

Valparaiso in Chile is colourful, moody, packed with history and overlaid with a raw edge. It is one of those places that is endlessly fascinating that can be visited time and time again, without ever feeling you have seen it all.

Colourful Murals of Valparaiso

The roots of this coastal city date back nearly 500 hundred years, but it was not until the 1800's that it emerged as the major port of the South Pacific and as a result became a magnet for European immigrants. The cultural melting pot that resulted remains to this day and its influence can be seen in many different forms.

Coastal City

One of the most noticeable aspects of the history of Valparaiso can be found in the maze of colourful houses of many different architectural styles rising up the steep hills from the sea.

Murals of Valparaiso

Tucked away amongst this maze of narrow streets is a wonderful collection of urban art which I have been privileged to see and photograph during a number of recent visits.

Murals of Valparaiso

In recognition of its unique place in the world of today, the City of Valparaiso has for some years now been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well worth a visit. I for one shall certainly be going back.

Street Art of Valparaiso

Photo credits: Jeremy Richards.

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May 28, 2014


Thanks everyone for your positive comments.

May 27, 2014


Amazing and hope I could explore around the world . Thanks for sharing. Your photos are beautiful.

May 27, 2014


Wow, there are some very talented street artists in Chile! Thanks for sharing.

May 27, 2014


Great article and photos. I captured similar picture but did not dare to upload them. Read your blog, I decided to submit a 2 dozen of them. Let see what will be happend :)

May 26, 2014


Amazing urban art... They are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing... If only all graffity could be like these, cities would be much beautiful.

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