1. London, England
2. Bushwick, Brooklyn
Home to The Bushwick Collective, among other artists and groups, this section of Brooklyn is a standout among New York’s huge street art scene. Take a free tour or discover the newest artwork on your own.
3. São Paulo, Brazil
The awesomely-named Beco de Batman, aka Batman’s Alley, is a narrow, winding alley covered in an ever-evolving collection of street art.
4. Lodz, Poland
Known for massive, and insanely detailed, several-stories-high murals, street artist duo Etam Cru exemplifies Polish street art.
5. Berlin, Germany
Sometimes the ickiest art is the most thought-provoking. Berlin’s street art scene developed from Berlin Wall-era protest art, famously lining the East German side of the wall, part of which can be seen in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighborhood.
6. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague’s Lennon Wall, aptly named after a graffiti portrait of John Lennon and later used to protest communism, is continually repainted, acting as a symbol of global peace.
7. Moscow, Russia
Moscow graffiti, a colorful reaction to Soviet-era uniformity, often throws in a history lesson, commemorating famous artists, writers, and historical figures.
8. Istanbul, Turkey
This ancient city is covered in street art, and there’s even a free iPhone app to get updates on the latest pieces.
9. Los Angeles, California
Home to a myriad of local movements and styles, several Los Angeles art galleries cultivate and encourage the street art scene.
10. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon has a long history of street art, dating back to the 1700s, after all-white buildings were rebuilt with colorful paint and tiles following an earthquake.
11. Dublin, Ireland
This walking route hits the major hotspots for Dublin street art, with Windmill Lane, the home of U2’s former recording station, as the highlight.