Lisbon’s street art is always changing! Why not join us on our Street Art tour every Saturday to discover the hidden art of the city for yourself!
1. Leftist Propaganda – Bairro Alto
After the revolution in 1974 in which the Portuguese dictator Salazar was overthrown, leftist propaganda appeared all over the streets of Lisbon. The picture above, located in the Bairro Alto, recalls perfectly those days. It was created in 2009 by two artists Anotonio Alves and RIGO. It portrays the revolutionary movement of the people against the dictatorship.
2. Mouraria Mural
This piece of street art in Mouraria is a personal favourite! It was created in July 2016 by an Italian artist named Andrea Tarli and you can find it in Largo da Achada. It portrays a traditional Portuguese old woman spraying paint in the face of a tourist who is taking a selfie. The background shows the famous azulejos of Lisbon.
3. Sophia de Mello – Graça
In 2014 a group of artists decided to pay tribute to a group of historic literary figures. Therefore, creating the ‘Passeio Literário de Graça’. As a result, the artist Eime decided to pay homage to the poet Sophia de Mello Breyner by carving her face into the walls. Next to it, there is an inscription of one of her most famous poems. All of the literary figures that appear in the street art of Graça all have links to this neighbourhood of Lisbon. Also, this piece of art is really near the Miradouro de Graça.
4. Revolutionary Woman – Graça
This piece of art was created by the famous American street artist: Shepard Fairey. He is most famous for his Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster. It shows a woman holding a gun with a red coronation in the barrel of the gun. This is a symbol of the 1974 revolution
5. Fairey and Vhils artwork
Shepard Fairey created a second piece of artwork in the same neighbourhood but this time he also worked with the famous Portuguese street artist Vhils. Fairey designed the left side of the female face in colour and Vhils carved the second right half of the face. It shows a Muslim woman on the left side and reveals her true identity on the right side. It is a piece of art that challenged stereotypes and questions identity.