Bogota Street Art

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The street art here in Bogota is something absolutely spectacular. It’s not graffiti, really it’s works of art. Walking around Bogota it’s really difficult not to notice this street art everywhere. Bogota tends to be a rainy & grey city (most of the time) but the street art really helps to brighten up the city. Politics, history, culture, stories, everything you can imagine is illustrated in bright bold colors, to tell their stories and be enjoyed by everyone.

Thanks to a decree signed by Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro in 2012, graffiti in Bogota has been decriminalized. Today, street art is prohibited, though it’s not illegal. Works created on private property are permitted with the consent of property owners; elsewhere, graffiti can result in a fine, but not jail time. As a result, there is a lot of outdoor artwork to see in Bogotá—some estimate over 6,000 murals adorn its streets and laneways.

The other day me & Rafa spent the day wandering around the downtown neighborhood of la Candelaria. You can see street art all over the city, but in the neighborhood of la Candelaria it is by far the most prominent. This was one of my favorite parts of the city to explore, it’s so full of color and culture. I can’t wait to go back and explore some more (& take more photos).

This street art really is something amazing, if you come to Bogota it should definitely be on your must see list. But I’ll let the pictures speak for themself…

69 thoughts on “Bogota Street Art

  1. I love street art, your photos are great! The law passed is so interesting. I need to hunt down some cool street art in my own city.

    1. Thank you so much! Street art is truly amazing, it really tells a story & I think that’s what I love about it so much!

    1. I’m not entirely certain about all of them… but what I do know is that some aren’t anonymous. I know that certain businesses can actually commission artists to do a work of street art on the outside of their business! Thanks for checking out my post!

  2. Wow, how amazing. I was just in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and there they also had a lot of street art everywhere. I like how it livens up a city and really adds something special, something unique.

    1. There’s an incredible amount of street art… I was completely surprised when I noticed how much it was! Thanks for checking out my page 😊

  3. I was there last month and was bowled over by the street art as well. That’s all I did on my first day there. Just went around walking to appreciate the street art.
    Incredible work!

    1. I love taking pictures… but sometimes it takes a bit of patience to get the perfect shot (especially in crowded streets)… thanks for checking out my post 😊

    1. Thanks for checking out my post… the street art in Bogota really adds a lot of color to the city (especially on the gray days!)

  4. How beautiful these street arts look. I too have recently seen many of them in my place and I’m getting more and more stunned to see them and applaud the amazing artists.

  5. This is truly magnificent! I love the bright colors and the intricacy of the work: when I visit Bogota I can’t wait to see it in person. Thanks for posting!

  6. I grew up on a farm and until I met my husband (from Chicago), I hadn’t been exposed to street art. I’m forever amazed by the talented artists who create it. A few of my favorites from Bogota? The person with the nose ring and the all of the colorful geometric circles. x

    1. I agree! Street art is so so beautiful and enjoyable , and actually enhances a city whereas vandalism ruins it!

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