In pictures: where to see the world's best street art
Enjoy our photo gallery of 10 places to see the world's best street art, from Bristol to Berlin, Paris to Penang.
Street art, or graffiti, whatever you want to call it, tag along with us as we spray the town red.... and yellow, purple, turquoise...
1. Berlin, Germany
There is no need to set foot inside a museum here to sample Berlin’s vibrant culture and poignant history. The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery stands as an urban canvas; take a stroll along the 1.3km section and round things off with a chilled beer on the banks of the River Spree.
2. Bristol, UK
Banksy’s backyard, this old port city has a reputation for emerging music, gastronomy and alternative nightlife. Or you could just find a sunny beer garden and sink a pint of the West County’s traditional tipple, cider!
3. Granada, Spain
The magic of Spain’s Sierra Nevada is not the only thing to get tourists flocking to Andalucia’s trendiest city. Free tapas with every drinks order and a spot of pampering in the Arab baths might have something to do with it.
4. Havana, Cuba
The iconic image of Che Guevara looms large in Revolution Square, but you’ll find his familiar face in murals across Havana. Get behind the wheel of a vintage American car and take a tour of the colonial palaces and Communist-era ration shops.
5. Lisbon, Portugal
This beautiful city sprawls across some pretty steep hills. If traversing the cobbles all day seem like hard work, why not let the canary-yellow tram carry you to the top for views over the River Tagus?
6. Los Angeles, USA
Join the throng of dreamers and trendsetters along Hollywood Boulevard, or watch the beautiful people parade on Venice Boardwalk. Whatever you choose, you’ll never be lost for entertainment in sunny Los Angeles!
7. Moscow, Russia
Don’t let visa requirements put you off visiting this Soviet capital. From the brightly coloured domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral to the gleaming golden spires of the Kremlin, there’s enough beauty (and borscht) to satisfy any culture vulture.
8. Paris, France
Desperate to see some Degas? Or swoon over the Mona Lisa? Head to Paris, bursting at the seams with exhibitions and galleries. And street art. Grab a croissant and head out early to avoid the queues.
9. Oslo, Norway
Home to Edvard Munch’s famous painting, ‘The Scream’, Oslo should be on any art lovers’ hit list. For a touch of fresh air, head out of the city and embark on a hiking adventure around the fjords.
10. Penang, Malaysia
The ‘Silicon Valley’ of Asia, Penang is one of Malaysia’s best-kept secrets. Connected to the mainland off the northern coast of Malaysia, you’ll find plenty of boutique guesthouses and artisan workshops on the island.