Street art in Instanbul

This post features my favorite pieces of street art in Istanbul. If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog then you may know that I am a lover of street art: Tirana, Mostar, Belgrade, Sofia – all cities with great street art.

street art istanbul

Street art festivals in Istanbul

There is street art all over Istanbul and all it really takes is paying a little attention to find it. There are a handful of street art festivals in Istanbul, the most prominent one being Mural Istanbul.

street art istanbul

The idea behind the festival was to decorate empty walls in their neighborhood and participating artists are encouraged to use the side or whole buildings as their canvas. Check out Mural Istanbul’s website for more information.

street art istanbul

street art istanbul

I had so much fun capturing it all and while I found street art on both the European Side as well as the Asian Side, I spotted heaps more on the Asian Side and the pieces that I saw there were also a lot bigger. My favorite pieces were definitely those by Mr. Besk and those by Gins. Such great work! What are your favorite cities and places for street art? šŸ™‚


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