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12 Cities With Incredible Street Art That Will Make You Want To Travel

The best art doesn't charge admission. Save some cash by skipping the museum.

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1. London, England

Berit Watkin / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: ben124

The early stomping ground of the notorious, and anonymous, street artist Banksy, London is also home to Shepard Fairey, creator of Barack Obama's iconic HOPE poster.

2. Bushwick, Brooklyn

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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.

5. Berlin, Germany

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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

Hilde Skjolberg / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: hebe

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

Dmitry Dzhus / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: nothingpersonal

Moscow graffiti, a colorful reaction to Soviet-era uniformity, often throws in a history lesson, commemorating famous artists, writers, and historical figures.

10. Lisbon, Portugal

Manuel Faisco / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: arteurbana

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.

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