Art Gallery of Ontario: Tickets and Information

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) was established by the Ontario Society of Artists in 1900, and originally called ‘Art Museum of Toronto’. It’s first public display opened to much acclaim in 1913 with subsequent expansions done a few years later.

Today, AGO boasts an impressive 90,000 pieces spanning centuries from antiquity until now – plus its massive collection focusing on Canadian art as well as Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Sprawling 45 thousand square meters across North America – this gallery is one for the books! Throughout its history it has been home to some major iconic exhibitions which still continue today; making sure that each visit brings something new yet familiar at the same time.

A few years ago, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada arrived on the forefront of AR exhibits, promoted as “a new and magical way to experience art”.

With a custom app, visitors to the museum can view the collections through the lens of their smartphone or tablet to see artworks reimagined for modern times by artist Alex Mayhew.

You can get a glimpse of this effect in the trailer below:

While some might see overlaying classic paintings with augmented updates as gimmicky, it can actually be quite engaging for young museumgoers. In fact, both critics and audiences generally had positive reactions to this museum AR exhibit. This might be a good trick to get families into the museum, as with this gamification effect, will entertain especially younger visitors and this will get them involved and engaged.

They bring people together to see, experience and understand the world in new ways by presenting great art, facilitating learning, and engaging their audience. The AGO is a leading global conversation from Toronto through its extraordinary collections, exhibitions, and programs that reflect the people who live in the region.

Ticket options for Art Gallery of Ontario

All visitors 25 and under can get free, unlimited admission to the AGO!

Tickets for Art Gallery of Ontario: General Admission ($25)

Included:

– Instant ticket delivery

– Smartphone tickets accepted

– General Admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario

– Free cancellation included: cancel for free until 23:59 on the day before your visit

Skip the Line ticket for the Art Gallery of Ontario ($27)

Included:

– Instant ticket delivery

– Smartphone tickets accepted

– Fast Track Admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario

– Coat check

– Free cancellation included: cancel for free until 23:59 on the day before your visit

This is a great opportunity to explore the Art Gallery of Ontario and take some remarkable pictures. The gallery has some gorgeous and unique Canadian art, and it’s definitely worth taking a few hours to walk around and admire the building itself, which was designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.

Enjoy and skip the line and if you get hungry, there’s a great bistro inside where you can grab something to eat and drink. View availability and book tickets below:

Paintings and art at the AGO highlights include

Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents and an oil sketch for his Raising of the Cross, Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog, and portraits by Frans Hals and Anthony van Dyck.

This gallery features paintings by renowned masters such as Rembrandt, Hals, Poussin, Chardin, Delacroix, Renoir and Picasso, as well as sculptures by Rodin, Degas and Matisse. It is also home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive public collection of works by Henry Moore.

The gallery underwent an expansion in 1993, which included the construction of permanent displays of Inuit and contemporary art, as well as a Print and Drawing Study Center.

More recent additions to the gallery include significant collections of African and Oceanic art, as well as an expansion of the photography collection.

A substantial part of the permanent collection is composed of the work of Canadian artists dating from the 18th century to the present day.

On average, the gallery hosts about 20 special exhibitions each year.

What to do at Art Gallery of Ontario?

Wondering what to expect when visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario? The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the best places to rediscover art.

Here are the top things to do at the Art Gallery of Ontario:

  • Explore AGO’s outstanding collection of Canadian Art!
  • Travel around the world through African and Oceanic collection, which is one of the largest and most impressive in Canada.
  • See AGO’s photography collection, that now has 40,000 artworks, as well as an extensive drawing and prints collection.
  • Experience the majesty of works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
  • Go on a 45-60 minute guided tour of the Gallery with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Explore Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room”.
  • Explore The Henry Moore Sculpture Center and Henry Moore Discovery Center that house the world’s largest public collection of famed artist Henry Moore’s work.
  • Give your imagination a workout, as you tour AGO’s Contemporary Collection.
  • Tour The Thomson Collection and witness artworks from the Italian Renaissance up to mid-1900s.
  • Navigate Thomson Collection of Ship Models that span 350 years.
  • Need something different to do after work? Join in on First Thursdays or AGO Friday Nights.
  • Take part in art courses and workshops held round the year for all ages.
  • Visit Kids Gallery with your family. Introduce kids to art by participating in Family Sundays.
  • Join for art-making, constructing, storytelling, costume play and more at the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Center.
  • Be enchanted by the works of great artists as you explore travelling exhibitions that feature the best works of world renowned artists.
  • Admire the architecture of AGO – from the spiral staircase by Frank Gehry to Galleria Italia, the glass and wood façade along Dundas Street.
  • Drink a coffee at the Galleria Italia’s Espresso Bar.

How much does it cost to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario?

All visitors 25 and under can get free, unlimited admission to the AGO.

Annual passes, which include entry for an entire year, are $35. Single tickets start from $25 and Skip the Line from $27. Some select events may have additional charges. You can buy tickets below or at the door.

Note: Free entry on Wednesdays between 6-9 pm.

There are also discounts available for certain days and times. For example, Ontario high school students can get free entry to the Permanent Collection Tuesday through Friday after 3 pm (excluding surcharged exhibitions).

Art Gallery of Ontario opening hours

Tuesday: 10:30 – 17:00
Wednesday: 10:30 – 21:00 (free entry between 18:00 – 21:00)
Thursday: 10:30 – 17:00
Friday: 10:30 – 21:00
Saturday. 10:30 – 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 – 17:30
Monday: Closed

How to get to AGO in Ontario?

Address: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

The Art Gallery of Ontario is located in Toronto’s Downtown Grange Park district, on Dundas Street West between McCaul Street and Beverley Street.

Parking: There are several paid parking lots around the AGO.

Public transport: Take the 505 to Dundas St West at Berverley or the 505 to McCaul Street. Or 510 to Spadina Ave, both stops are nearby.

More info about the AGO in Ontario

Visitors can unwind and indulge in a delicious meal at one of the 3 eateries that Art Gallery of Ontario boasts. CaféAGO and Galleria Italia’s Espresso Bar offer scrumptious meals, freshly baked goodies and quality coffee for all their patrons.

For those looking to take home souvenirs, there is an onsite Gift Shop as well as an online store with a vast array of products such as artwork pieces, literary works books & prints, jewelry items and plenty more!


A Guide to Street Art in Athens

Looking to explore the best street art in Athens? Keep reading for all the details you need to know.

Street art in Athens, Greece
Untitled by Guido Van Helten (Emmanouil Benaki 40 & Gravias, Exarcheia)

Street art is a form of art that is created and displayed in public places. According to Wikipedia, “Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to bring messages, or just beauty, to an audience”. Street art springs from the life of the city. It is created by the most lively and restless part of society and reflects, in every period, the real soul of the city and the concerns of its inhabitants. Based on the social, cultural, and political ideals of each historical era, street art paints a distinctive portrayal of every city.

There is a distinction between graffiti and street art. Graffiti typically consists of written words intended to represent a group or community, while street art includes images and symbols. While both works represent a message, the difference between them is their audience. Street art generally wants to attract a wide audience, while graffiti is usually aimed at a specific group.

You’ll find street art in cities around the world, including Athens in Greece. If you’re visiting the city, here’s where to see the best street art in Athens.

See also: A Guide to the Best Street Food in Athens

Street art in Athens, Greece
Eternal Traveller by Leonidas Giannakopoulos (Liosion 66, Sepolia)

Best neighborhoods for street art in Athens

Street art has developed mainly in large urban centres and Athens is no exception. The central areas of Athens have become one of the hottest destinations in the world for street artists. The neighbourhoods of Athens that are real street art galleries with numerous works (some of them made to order) are Psyrri, Metaxourgeio, Gazi, Omonoia and Exarcheia. But there are also many remarkable works in Plaka, Monastiraki and Petralona (on Thessalonikis Street there are some very good examples).

Of course, this does not mean that there are no remarkable and unique works in other neighbourhoods of Athens. In recent years, numerous excellent works of street art in Athens have also been produced around the port of Piraeus.

Related tour: Athens Guided Urban Street-Art Tour

Untitled by Urban Act (Piraeus Port of Athens, Gate E2)
Untitled by Urban Act (Piraeus Port of Athens, Gate E2)
Untitled by Urban Act (Piraeus Port of Athens, Gate E2)
Untitled by Urban Act (Piraeus Port of Athens, Gate E2)

Psyrri

Psirri neighbourhood is inextricably linked to the history of street art in Athens. From a neighbourhood of fun and delinquency in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it evolved into a neighbourhood of workshops of various specialties and finally into the centre of the nightlife of the contemporary city. Along the way, it has gone through many cycles of decline and revival and is now back on top with its relaxed atmosphere and many dining and nightlife options. The narrow streets of Psirri are full of well-known works by foreign and Greek artists, while today many works are made to order from businesses in the area.

Metaxourgeio

Metaxourgeio is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Athens and was created near the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Although it started as a neighbourhood of wealthy citizens, after the creation of the silk factory (which gave the area its name), it developed into a working-class neighbourhood. After decline and abandonment in the 1990s, its development began again in the first decade of the 21st century.

Today, it has become a busy area with restaurants, cafes, and bars, particularly popular with young people and students. The concentration of youth in this neighbourhood and the existence of many old buildings have turned Metaxourgeio into an open air exhibition of leading and important works of street art in Athens.

Gazi

Next to Metaxourgeio, the area of the former gas factory, named Gazi, is considered by many to be the place where street art was born in Athens. In the neighbourhood where the Athenian past mixes with the modern present, you can admire some of the most impressive murals but also discover hidden gems by Greek and international artists. Works with political and social messages as well as a strong concern for the future are reflected in the art of the area.

Omonoia

Omonoia is Athens’ most central square, and it was once the centre of the city’s social and commercial life in the decades preceding 1990. It then declined and became a hotbed of crime and a gathering place for illegal immigrants. In recent years, an attempt has been made to revive it and transform it once again into a lively part of the city. The grey and usually ungraceful buildings in the area around the square formed the canvas for some large-scale works of art that were able to beautify the impersonal streets of this side of the city centre.

Exarcheia

The area of Exarcheia is a lively and alternative neighbourhood of Athens. During Greece’s seven-year dictatorship (1967–1974), the area was the focal point of people’s resistance events, and thus, after the dictators’ fall, Exarcheia emerged as a quintessentially “revolutionary” area, bringing together intellectuals, anarchists, students, leftists, and many others.

It was also and still is an area where the offices of organisations of the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary left were housed, as well as a place for anarchist groups to ferment and act. In this context, it is also a space for the expression of street artists, whose works, in many cases, have a strong political and social character.

An example of street art in Athens, Greece
At The River by Taxis and INO (Panormou 80, Ampelokipoi)

10 of the most famous murals in Athens

No one can record all the street art works that exist in the neighbourhoods of the city. Apart from their large number, they are also living works that could be destroyed at any time, and others could take their place. From the great works of art that can be found on the walls of the city, we have selected ten of the most famous  as representative examples of the artists and the various artistic trends that they express.

See also: A Guide to Athens, Greece

Loukanikos, The Riot Dog by Billy Gee, Alex Martinez and N_Grams (Riga Palamidou & Sarri, Psyrri)
Loukanikos, The Riot Dog by Billy Gee, Alex Martinez and N_Grams (Riga Palamidou & Sarri, Psyrri) [Read here the story of Loukanikos]
The Musicians by Paparazzi and Achilleas Michaelides (Riga Palamidou & Sarri, Psyrri)
The Musicians by Paparazzi and Achilleas Michaelides (Riga Palamidou & Sarri, Psyrri)
Apocalypse Now by INO (Agias Eleousis 2 & Miaouli, Psyrri)
Apocalypse Now by INO (Agias Eleousis 2 & Miaouli, Psyrri)
So Many Books, So Little Time by SimpleG (Megalou Alexandrou 2, Metaxourgeio)
So Many Books, So Little Time by SimpleG (Megalou Alexandrou 2, Metaxourgeio)
Access Control by Aiva and INO (Peipaios 105, Gazi)
Access Control by Aiva and INO (Peipaios 105, Gazi)
Untitled by M.Koan (Sokratous 6, Monastiraki near Omonoia Square)
Untitled by M.Koan (Sokratous 6, Monastiraki near Omonoia Square)
Complex by Gera (Mezonos 24, Plateia Vathis near Omonoia Square)
Complex by Gera (Mezonos 24, Plateia Vathis near Omonoia Square)
 He is Praying For Us or Praying Hands by Pavlos Tsakonas, Manolis Anastasakos and Kretsis Crew (Peiraios 20, Omonoia Square) & Wake Up by INO (Koletti 13, Exarcheia)
He is Praying For Us or Praying Hands by Pavlos Tsakonas, Manolis Anastasakos and Kretsis Crew (Peiraios 20, Omonoia Square) & Wake Up by INO (Koletti 13, Exarcheia)
No Land For The Poor by WD (Wild Drawing) (Emmanouil Benaki 84-86, Exarcheia)
No Land For The Poor by WD (Wild Drawing) (Emmanouil Benaki 84-86, Exarcheia)

Pollution or art?

Many individuals view street art as a type of pollution that disrespects the city’s citizens. This may be the case in certain instances, but on the other hand, it is also a manifestation of art in its most pure form, which the government and the citizens must accept and incorporate into the artistic, cultural, and social life of the city. But at the same time the citizens, their homes, and their daily lives should all be respected by the artists. Nothing is more stunning than a painting on the wall or the colourless side of an apartment complex.


Route for the Best Urban Art in Barcelona

Barcelona and art have always gone hand in hand. One of the things that most characterises the city are the great pieces of street art that can be seen throughout Barcelona. Street art arrived in Barcelona at the hands of national and international artists some time ago.

Over the years, our neighbourhoods and streets have been filled with colour and messages. If you don’t want to spend money on museums in Barcelona, come with us to discover the best Barcelona graffiti and street artworks in the open air!

Below you’ll find the best places to find street art in Barcelona.

What about joining a street art tour in Barcelona? Here’s a great one to check out.

Ready to discover the best street art in Barcelona?

Here are a few places to find artworks of the most popular Barcelona street artists.

See also: Exploring Las Ramblas de Barcelona Step by Step

El Raval: The nucleus of urban art in Barcelona

Today, most of Barcelona’s urban art is concentrated in El Raval, one of the best neighbourhoods with the greatest graffiti tradition. Surrounding the MACBA (Museo Contemporáneo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona), we can find truly fantastic works.

Right next to the MACBA is the Keith Haring mural. It was painted in 1989 in an abandoned building in the Raval neighbourhood. This piece seeks to highlight the importance of preventing AIDS, a disease that the artist himself suffered with throughout his life. Haring died just a year after painting this design.

Keith Haring street art mural in El Raval
Keith Haring street art mural in El Raval

Other works of urban art that you will find are those proposed by artists such as Sixe Paredes. This Spanish artist painted the Mural Joan Miró, a work of an abstract and figurative nature.

Street art in Barcelona
Street art in Barcelona

Poble Sec: Electrifying creativity

After El Raval, the Poble Sec neighbourhood is another of the neighbourhoods loaded with exhibitions by different artists. It offers plenty of outdoor spaces for urban artists to unleash their creativity.

Street art in Poble Sec, Barcelona
Street art in Poble Sec, Barcelona

A clear example of this is the Garden of the Three Chimneys. Its name comes from the fact that in this space three tall chimneys rise from what was once La Canadiense, a power plant that supplied electricity to the entire Barcelona metropolitan area. In this park, any street art enthusiast can paint their works, after having previously registered online or by phone.

See also: Unique Things to do in Barcelona

Gothic Quarter: In love with art

Walking through the narrow streets of the city centre you will discover some of the pieces of Barcelona street art that the Catalan capital hides. One of the works that stands out the most in Ciutat Vella is the mosaic El Beso de la Libertad. This work by Joan Fontcuberta, inaugurated in 2014, is made up of a multitude of tesserae of photos sent from people of Barcelona that altogether form two kissing mouths.

Mosaic El Beso de la Libertad - Graffiti in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Mosaic El Beso de la Libertad

This photomosaic, also known as “The world begins with each kiss”, was created for the 300th anniversary of the fall of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession and has the following phrase as its motto: “The sound of a kiss is not as loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts much longer.”

Poblenou

In the Poblenou neighbourhood there are several urban art spots with some of the most attractive works in the city. Which was once of the most powerful industrial areas in Spain, but looks very different today.

Poblenou street art
Poblenou street art

Today, modern buildings and skyscrapers coexist with the remains of old factories, which have been converted into the perfect canvas for artists.

One of the examples of Poblenou street art is the work “The Closing of the Circle”, by the Italian artist Crisa, where she reflects on the natural elements and the balance that persists with urban environments.

Another of the great Barcelona street artists who have left their mark on the Poblenou neighborhood is Jorge Rodríguez Gerada. His work “Panorama” was presented for the OpenWall 2015 conference, and consists of a 29-meter-high composite portrait that unites the facial features of ten different women from the neighbourhood. It is a tribute to celebrate the local community, and aims to remember the importance of the role of women, humanity and the importance of each individual in a world as changing as today’s.

To finish our route through Poblenou, we want to present the striking mural by the artist Borondo, entitled “Fer Llenya”. This expressionist-style work represents the Castells, the traditional human towers of Catalonia. Although the expressive brushstrokes and colors of Borondo make us think that it is a simple representation of this festivity, we can intuit from the background elements that there is a message behind it.

"Fer Llenya" street art in Poblenou
“Fer Llenya” street art in Poblenou

Be that as it may, these pieces are just a small part of the urban art that you will find in the streets if you want to travel to Barcelona. Not only that, the truth is that our city has always been a place of expression for many artists, from abstract urban art, to majestic modernist works to touch the sky like the Sagrada Familia basilica. Barcelona is a city that captivates you and you will surely discover some hidden gems that will make you fall in love!

For more on exploring Barcelona, check out the below posts:


Museum of Naive and Marginal Art – The Centre of Naive Art in Serbia

Thinking about visiting the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art (Muzej Naivne i Marginalne Umetnosti) in Belgrade? Read on to follow our complete experience of visiting this fascinating museum.

Starting from how we got there:

Getting to Museum of Naive and Marginal Art

We crossed the only bridge in Belgrade over the Danube River – the old metal, heavy thing built in 1935.  

Once on the other side of Belgrade we continued towards Pancevo city, well known for its accident-prone factories which sometimes pollute the whole of Belgrade.

As it was Sunday, the day for the local antiques market, we couldn’t resist stopping for a quick browse for a “good deal”. We didn’t get anything except an old CD for 50p which worked until song number four. Regardless, we considered it a good deal.

Crossing the Danube River means entering the flat Pannonia Plain where you orientate yourself only by the next tree or lonely house. Considering that the official alphabet in Serbia is Cyrillic and that road signs are rare then that tree or house takes on more importance during your journey.

Nature at this time of year (May) generously painted everything in a lush green cloaking the trees and houses from sight. Everything looked the same especially for four city girls.

Confused and tired by the oppressive heat we decided to stop along the way at Salas, called Sekin Salas which means Sisters Ranch. If you want to experience the real Serbia you should try to stay at one of the many ranches which offer a combination of rural Serbia with good food, clean air and lots of activities – horse riding, fishing, cooking classes…embroidery classes…

During our hour stop we managed to meet the loveable Rasha, a ginger corgi who we considered stealing away, but after realising that Rasha has friends on the Ranch – three cats, two goats, a pheasant, an over-protective chicken with eight yellow chicks and two more dogs lazily asleep in the front garden – we decided that Rasha had a better life than we did, so we left him in his natural surroundings.

After refreshments and taking photos of everything that represented the old, disappearing Serbia that was so generously on display in the house, we continued driving towards Kovacica, a place well known for its Slovak naive art.

The Museum of Naive and Marginal Art is situated centrally on the main street. 

Panorama of Belgrade at night with river sava
Panorama of Belgrade at night with River Sava – depositphotos.com

See also Places to Visit in Belgrade.

Visiting the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Belgrade

The Museum itself is very small but very rich in the numbers of paintings they own so the exhibition keeps changing all the time. The first one to strike you is a huge, colourful and lively painting by Jan Glozik illustrating the 200 years since the Slovak people moved from what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the eastern border, nowadays Serbia, by order of the Emperor. The painting consists of 200 people representing each year since they moved to this part of the world. If you have a very good eye you can see a self-portrait of the painter incorporated into the maze of colours.

The left side of the museum has an exhibition of another famous naïve art painter, Martin Janos, whose paintings emphasise the hands and feet and thereby the hard manual work on the farms of the region.

The third room is dedicated to the Queen of naïve art, Zuzana Halupova. There are 31 paintings exhibited here, most of them oil on canvas. She, as with Martin Janos, has a leitmotif which is that each painting has a girl in a pink skirt somewhere in it. Zuzana never had kids of her own and so she put one in every one of her paintings. She was member of the children’s charity UNICEF and in 1974 she painted the UNICEF Christmas Card which was sold worldwide.  She left more than 1000 paintings to the museum but due to the lack of the space only a certain number can be shown.

There are talks about a new, bigger Museum to be opened in a different location.

Outside the Museum there is a courtyard with three galleries, in one of them you can have your own portrait painted. All the galleries are run by local painters who can tell you about local life and how they have preserved their culture and traditions for over 200 years. Mr Pavel Babka, a successful painter who exhibits all around the world and is the owner of the largest gallery, pointed out that even when a painter becomes worldwide successful, he still stays in Kovacica, within very strong Slovak Community.

Museum of Naive and Marginal Art
Museum of Naive and Marginal Art

Learn more about the current exhibitions on their website.


A Guide to Porto Street Art

Porto is Portugal’s second biggest city and has a growing reputation for being a cool place to be which means the Porto street art scene is always worth checking out.

Of course, what can be seen changes regularly but it’s always worth exploring the city streets to see what’s out there.

Some of the street art in Porto is more on the side of ‘big bubble letters’ and tagging with artists just wanting to get their name more well-known but some shows real artistic skill. Stencil art, the style from artists such as Banksy, can be seen usually in black and often with an underlying message.

Porto is a college town but is a historic area too so the mix of young life and old architecture brings plenty of artistic inspiration.

Porto street art, Portugal
Porto street art, Portugal

Where to find Porto street art

In Vila Nova de Gaia, the neighbourhood known for fortified wine, there are great views by the Douro River to inspire further. It’s for sure a spot where you should try to find an apartment for your stay in Porto. That way you would experience the local life and vibe best.

Porto’s stucco facades may be crumbling but street artists are having a lot of fun with the streets as their canvas as graffiti tolerance is very high here and there seems to be little restriction although graffiti is still illegal. Some artists have complained that it’s hard to get a permit to decorate a large wall in the city centre but the fact most buildings have brick walls around them there are plenty of side streets for artists to use.

Bring your camera and just walk the streets as there’s too much Porto street art to just name one area although Lapa Metro Station is a good location to see the latest street art as is Rúa Miguel Bombarda where there are many art galleries too with street art between them all.

As you walk you may start to recognise some of the more popular local Porto street artists’ work such as Hazul who does large-scale two colour (usually black and white) pieces consisting of lots of teardrop and geometrical shapes with more intricate ‘fretwork’ patterns filling the spaces.

While Hazul’s artwork has soft edges and feels rather freeform, another local artist, Mr Dheo, has a much sharper style. He likes colour and crisp lines and often incorporates a face with real character into his spray paint designs. He uses photorealism to challenge himself to be better every time.

Porto graffiti in Portugal
Porto graffiti in Portugal

Porto street art tour

You’ll find a few great Porto street art tours in the city. We love this private urban tour from Get Your Guide with a local guide. This two-hour tour takes your past the historic and modern architecture while exploring the traditional tiles and new urban street art.

The tour includes walking through Rua da Madeira, a hub for street art with incredible murals along with exploring graffiti gems in the side streets of Rua das Flores. You’ll start the tour at the Municipal Library and end it off strolling through the historic and charming area of Ribeira.

Book the tour now.

Porto street art tour
Porto street art tour with Get Your Guide

Photography tips for street art

Whether you bring a professional camera equipment or a just a camera phone the streets of Porto offer lots of opportunities for memorable shots. The juxtaposition of the crumbling walls and the vibrant street art make this a perfect place to practice new styles of photography.

Instead of standing try laying on the ground or climbing up high to get a new angle. And be patient so try waiting long enough so you blend into the scene and see who walks by.

Change to a slower shutter speed to blur movement of someone running or riding a bike in front a brightly painted wall. And try and get different shots so don’t aim to capture the whole of wall but move in close to photograph small sections in more detail.

Check out our guide to street photography for more tips.