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Where to find street art around Europe


Know your Banksy from your Keith Haring? Want to see some of Europe’s prettiest cities? Our guide to street art around Europe has your name written all over it...

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Our marvellous map of dazzling destinations doubles as a captivating canvas for some of Europe’s most epic art. But you don’t have to be moseying around museums and galleries to behold some of the best works – you can pound the pavements and soon clap eyes on slick street murals.

Here are a few of our Jet2CityBreaks that are a match for art aficionados...

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In Malá Strana, you’ll find one of Europe’s most famous artistic tributes to an icon – the John Lennon Wall. It’s no longer just a homage to the former Beatle – following his passing in 1980, fans flocked to this patch in Prague to etch messages of peace in kaleidoscopic hues. So nowadays, although you might spy various tags and arty scrawls around the city, it’s this fantastic feature wall that stands proud as the must-see.

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Edgy and a magnet for hipsters, Germany’s cool capital is, as you’d expect, a top pick for art-spotting. Urban graffiti is famously exhibited at the East Side Gallery, and you’ll be able to buy postcards of various works in souvenir shops. But of course, the most impressive outdoor paintings are across the still-standing remains of the Berlin Wall. Take a walk and see the curated murals in all their glory – some have been claimed by artists, though some haven’t.

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While Vienna’s well-known for its dominating palaces, spired churches and ornate statues, the art that spans the city’s districts brings a flavour of variety with it. The Danube Canal is considered the epicentre, and there’s everything from the realistic to the futuristic around lots of corners. So as Gustav Klimt’s most magnificent handiwork hangs at Belvedere, you’ll behold vivid demonstrations of genius on the streets.

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Las Palmas

The Triana and Vegueta districts are bold and brilliant, offering rows of houses and buildings all done up in vibrant pinks, oranges and greens. It’s a palette of pastels in various areas as well. So if you’re after a Spanish city with a twist, you can box off more than just tempting tapas and bonus beach vibes in Las Palmas. Whether they’re depicting dolphins immersed in ultra-blue seawater or abstract, blossoming flowers, the city’s walls are decorated!

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A longstanding chic shopping mecca, Paris is arguably the style hub of Europe. But if you’re hoping to experience it in its realest form, grab a croissant on the go and head out on foot, because you’ll come across plenty of arty avenues. Something of an open-air gallery, the 13th arrondissement is home to huge paintings – and there’s one shouting out a French motto. Meanwhile, La Villette boasts multi-artist graffiti, and Vitry-sur-Seine is hailed the ‘street art town’.

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Between the Renaissance remnants and general resplendence, Rome has always run a masterclass in European finery. Once you’ve flipped a coin into the Trevi Fountain and stood in awe of the Colosseum, be sure to take it easy around the lesser-trodden parts, takeaway espresso in hand. Piazza di Spagna, San Lorenzo, Ostiense... the list of where to look goes on, so have a good roam around.

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While going with us to Iceland includes a Northern Lights tour, which could certainly be your highlight, Reykjavík evidently understood the good-looks assignment. Its streets are adorned with full wall displays in monochromes or bright pops of colour. But it’s Laugavegur Street that really steals the show. This is the road that leads up to Hallgrimskirkja with a rainbow painted along it. It can get busy but it’s worth snapping a photo!

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Over in Krakow's Kazimierz district, the city’s street art scene is really starting to boom, with colourful and thought-provoking murals dotted between cool cafés and vintage shops. From the black and white ‘Judah’, which was commissioned by the Jewish Culture Festival, to Mr. Trololo’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, there are plenty of Insta-worthy spots here.

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As you stroll through Funchal’s cobbled streets, you’ll find street art brightening up lots of darker doorways! Rua de Santa Maria is an arty hotspot with eye-catching displays and colourful murals. And if you think you’ve spotted a familiar face, you’re probably right, as Madeiran born footballer Cristiano Ronaldo features heavily in the city’s street art scene.

Posted: 12th Apr 2024. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas