Street Art in Sopocachi

All over La Paz you can find graffiti, mostly consisting of political slogans or tags, scribbled haphazardly over every available surface. Among and beside these are works of beauty, whimsy, surrealism and child-like humor: in European, indigenous, American and intergalactic styles.

The relatively wealthy neighborhood of Sopocachi is a mix of cultures, diverse cafés and restaurants, and quirky shops. This is the perfect setting for an original mix of fantastically colorful street art, some commissioned, some not.

Most of these works are found on Calle Ecuador and 20 de Octubre. Also, the tunnel connecting Sopocachi and San Pedro is a continuously changing mural that’s worth a look, despite the dust and smog from the zooming cars.

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5 thoughts on “Street Art in Sopocachi

  1. Beautiful pictures! Are there any graffiti tours? I know that in Buenos Aires a couple of my friends went on a graffiti street tour that they said was absolutely wonderful and hit on some of the best murals in the city. Then again, you seem to have hit upon some gems without a guide, so maybe that’s just as good!

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