The city of Valparaiso Chile is full of over a thousand large scale open air art murals, some like the one above, cover the walls of multi-story buildings.
The first murals were painted by art students from a local university in the 1960’s and 70’s, in an area of the city called Cerro Bellavista.
This area is now a landmark named El Museo a Cielo Abierto (The Open Air Museum).
Valparaiso in entirety was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
Walking in this city wide open air art museum, one is struck not only by the talent of the amazing artists,
but also by their appreciation of the beauty,
joy, and humor of life.
To this day, artists are continuing to add their talented contributions to this remarkable city.
Valparaiso is a magnet attracting artists of all kinds. Their artistry makes visiting here a pure joy.
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