GUEST BLOGGER NEIL PATTERSON POSTS ON HIS LATEST TRIP TO THE CITY OF LISBON AND HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OF A SHORT TRIP THERE TO VIEW ALL THE CITY’S STREET ART
A quick guide to Lisbon:-
- Cheap flights/hotel/food
- For hardcore street art fans only – need 4 days maximum.
- Download Urban Art Portugal app for locations
- The majority can be accessed on Lisbon public transport which is about 6 Euros per day
- Get Mytaxi app for difficult to get to areas especially outside Lisbon ( Its cheaper to get train to Cascais then get qc taxi from there as it’s only 15 Euros to get around. You can hire a car but they are mad drivers out there and it cost me less to use a taxi plus it’s stress free as long you don’t look ahead during the drive!!!
- You can use an official street art tour but remember they can be costly. There is less freedom and time to roam around. They could be good for the more easily spotted and areas easily accessed by the general public but if you’re like me and want to see the hard to reach ones then best to go your own way
- Using google maps is useful too especially when using public transport.
- Make sure you have good walking boots, it’s called Seven Hills for a reason!
- It’s still worth getting a Lisbon ‘street art’ book the map is terrible and some of the art has gone now but there’s still a lot of map coordinates you can get from the book
- My favourite spots are Chão do Loureiro car park, Bairro Alto, Avenidas Novas (bit faded though), Amoreiras, Quinta Nova E Do Mocho, Long Blue wall, Quinta Da Fonte (bit of a dodgy area, got chased by a dog and ‘f*ck the police’ tags everywhere) and surrounding area near Centro Cultural De Carnide.
There are hundreds more in various sizes and for me Lisbon was amazing.
Couldn’t get much wheatpaste nor are there any good places for stickers.
P.S. The Vhils collabs with Pixel Pancho are gone now so don’t go expecting to see it.