Yesterday I asked our friend Britta Thomsen what she recommends people on the way to Lisbon for the first time.
A day in Sacavém is one of her own best experiences in Lisbon in a very long time.
I understand that. With more than 80 walls Savacem is the biggest Outdoor Gallery in Lisbon – and the best in our opinion. Especially when you know the positive impact street art has had on this once miserable part of town.
So I use this occasiníon to reblog this old blogpost from August 2018 about this amazing part of town.
The best street art in Lisbon is 1 hr from us Lisbon has become a pilgrimage site for artists and street art aficionados. We get mails every week from guests and friends who ask about the scene: Where to go, what to see and when.
Today Lisbon has so many walls that most travellers won’t have time to see them all. And stressing around to ✓ walls in parts of town with nothing else to see (or do) at the expense of all the beautiful parts Lisbon offers with lots of things to see don’t make any sense. So unless people are looking for specific artists we usually tell them to combine – or include – street art in whatever itinerary the may have. Lisbon has art everywhere. In some occasion we recommend people to book a guided tour OR download a street art map on their mobile and do a tour themselves – by foot or on bicycle.
When dedicated street art connoisseurs with plenty of time contact us we recommend them to check out Quinta do Mocho that has grown from a suburban troubled neighborhood a few years ago to Europe’s biggest and coolest Open Air Gallery with more than 80 official walls bye Portuguese and foreign artists. Yesterday The Independent brought a super feature about Quionto do Mocho’s by Jessica Bateman.