As the lovely woman at my hostel put it, the historic quarter of Valparaíso has an ‘infestation’ of street art. And she didn’t mean it in a bad way.

Perhaps my favourite piece is the one with the cows, visible from the kitchen window of Angel Hostal, right next to the ascensor. In case you speak even less Spanish than I do, the captions read: “A day in the life of the urban herd”; “6:40 am Wake Up”; “8:30 am Work”; “12:00 am Eat Rubbish”; “6:50 Consume”; “9:15 Entertainment”. The Pope and Elvis are holding signs that say, respectively: “Blessed is the obedient herd” and “Buying the dream Gringo is Rock and Roll!”

Yeah, I know. Not exactly subtle, but you gotta love the cow with Mickey Mouse ears :)

5 responses to “Valparaíso Street Art Photo Gallery”

  1. Meg (@Enigmeg) Avatar

    Love the Aristocats door :)

  2. alisonwestwood Avatar

    Me too! Valparaíso seems to have a thing about cats. Must try to find out why.

  3. sarahmathilde Avatar

    theres also an artist who has a cat in every graffiti he makes :)

    1. alisonwestwood Avatar

      In Valparaiso? Cool! Do you know his name?

      1. sarahmathilde Avatar

        i have to ask a friend of mine. but you reconize his work
        -> thats his “cat”

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