The Vibrant Street Art Of Lima

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LIMA | There’s a thriving street art scene in Peru, and Lima is one of the best places to discover some of the best street art in the country. The capital is home to a wealth of street art, supported by talented locals, street artists from across South America, and those further abroad. Local artists like Entes y Pésimo, Los Salvajes, Elliot Tupac, Jade Rivera, and Yandy Graffer are particular names to look out for.

The art in the city covers a variety of topics and issues, from current social and political issues, history and culture, things important to the artists personally, and the more whimsical and fun. There’s a lot of variety, and a lot to take in.

One of the best neighbourhoods for street art in Lima is Barranco. The bohemian neighbourhood has a long history of being a creative hub, attracting artists, writers, actors, musicians and more to its residences. Today, the area is also known for its great galleries, bars, restaurants and, of course, street art. Barranco has a lot of beautiful colonial era buildings lining its streets, which make for the perfect canvas for art. It’s helped by the fact that the local council actively promotes and encourages artists to create murals. The neighbourhood is very compact and walkable, and full of great art to discover.

Barranco might be the hub of street art in Lima, but it can be found in other parts of the city too. The trendy Miraflores neighbourhood is home to a lot of fantastic street art, as is San Isidro. They’re both much more sprawling than Barranco, but still very walkable. If you go there looking for street art, you’ll be duly rewarded.

Centro, or the historical centre unfortunately doesn’t have as much street art as it once did. The district was once home to numerous fantastic pieces but in 2015 the Mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda Lossio, ordered over 60 murals to be covered in yellow paint. The official reason was that they were contrary to UNESCO’s protection of Lima’s Historical Centre, but realistically the motives were political. There are a few hidden gems to be found in Centro, but it’s not what it used to be.

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