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A colourful city: Street art in Salamanca

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What comes to mind when you think of Salamanca?

Spain? A famous university? A UNESCO World Heritage Site? The birth place of Canadian writer Yann Martel?

Last year, when I first visited Salamanca to spend New Year’s Eve with my in-laws, I was surprised by three things:

  1. I was welcomed by a beautiful bright blue sky which, at the end of December, is a blessing for me.
  2. There’s an ornate carving of an astronaut hidden in between the many sculptures that adorn the cathedral’s façade.
  3. The neighbourhood called Barrio del Oeste is full of street art.

As soon as I stepped out the door, my eyes met one piece of art after the other. They were painted on houses and shops, on walls and garages.

I couldn’t stop exploring and would have loved to capture them all. Strolling through the streets of this neighbourhood was like visiting an outdoor art gallery.

These are some of the many pieces of art I encountered:




When I think about Salamanca today, the first thing that comes to my mind is street art.

How about YOU? Which recent travel destination has come to surprise you?


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  1. Irina Marques permalink

    I love street art Ana, and the one’s you posted are amazing. They bring so many color and fun to the citys.
    Never been to Salamanca but looks like a fantastic place to visit 🙂

    • Thank you, Irina, for your comment. Salamanca is indeed a wonderful place to visit. I was also very impressed by the street art in Porto. It’s worth exploring as well. 🙂

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