Bairro Padre Cruz is in many ways identical with Quinta do Mocho. Both are so called suburban housing projects – and both are using street art as a ‘tool’ to give their inhabitants an identity.
I have known Quinta do Mocho for years. But it is only a few months ago we visited Bairro Padre Cruz for the first time even though I heard about the place and project back in 2016. The reason why I know that, is because I googled Bairro Padre Cruz after our visit: The first story I got was El Publico’s: Bairro Padre Cruz wants to be the “largest public art gallery in Europe which I shared on this blog LOL
So the Bairro Padre Cruz’s intention of using street art to attract tourists must have failed. Still its an impressive collection of murals – in amazing settings that in many ways are more inviting compared to the more popular Quinta do Mocho.
Street Artist SKRAN: "Just the other day, a lady told me that she did not like these drawings, but I said to her: Look, this can give jobs to young people with tourist visits.
And she said: Ah, so I like it already.
Interventions are still missing, but there is already a certainty: The neighborhood will be beautiful!"