Mexico has some of the most fantastic art in the world and Mexico City is one of world’s greatest cultural cities. That said, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of street art in Mexico City. I took a bike around the hip neighbourhoods Condesa and Roma Norte and hardly found anything worth snapping. Much of the street art is temporary apparently, as it gets painted over quickly.
I did, however, find plenty of great street art in other cities. San Miguel de Allende, which is known for its art, started a street art project in 2013 in the suburb Guadalupe called “Muros en Blanco” (Blank walls). The local council designated the area a “Distrito de Arte Urbano” and invited artists from Mexico and all over the world to participate. There are now 30 murals, some of which you can find below. Here’s a video of the project showing the artists at work.
Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city and also has a flourishing street art scene. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos.