// Graffiti in Rio de Janeiro
2 April, 2010  |  design  | 

The other day I spent the afternoon wondering around the cobbledstone streets of Santa Teresa, a barrio in Rio de Janeiro well know for its artistic flair. I dangled off a small yellow tram to reach the top of the steep hill and once there I was met with a huge range of graffiti lining the fences, garages and walls in the area.

Meandering from the top all the way down to Lapa below Santa Teresa here is a selection of the best graffiti I have seen in Rio and perhaps all of Brazil.

I think that graffiti can reveal a lot about a city and what I came across in Rio shows not only the hardships that are prevalent, but also a dynamic optimism and pride.

Do you agree? Feel free to comment and let me know your opinion on the images.

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa



One Comment


  1. nostalgic qualities….very beautiful!
    and to think we have problems in australia with council people wanting to clean walls all the time… such a shame….