Only two hours northwest from the Chilean capital of Santiago sits the eccentric port city of Valparaíso. Some consider it the San Francisco of South America. Valpo, as the locals like to call it, has all the charms of a hillside town overlooking the sea.
It is here I fell in love with the street art in Valparaíso!
Not to mention a picturesque port near white sand beaches.
I was content seeing just those sites. It wasn’t until our serendipitous art walk that I realized why this city of more than 284,000 inhabitants was so remarkable.
Street Art in Valparaíso surging with vibrant cultural displays, and quirky graffiti done by intriguing imaginations unleashed with cans of spray paint.
Here is some of my favorite artwork.
I left my mark on Valparaíso, as it did on me.To see the rest of my photos of Valparaíso on Flickr, click here.This city is really worth more days to wander aimlessly about and partake in a unique cultural pastime (without getting arrested, of course).
…and then, she paused for thought.