Exploring the Alley of Batman in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo is a fantastic city to hunt for graffiti! We stayed in a hostel in Vila Madelena – a safe area on the green metro line. It is also and area known for great bars and awesome graffiti. (I really need to use better adjectives.) In Vila Madelena there is a well-known alley where artists go to leave their mark. Literally. Batman Alley (or Beco do Batman) is close to the cemetery in Vila Madelena. Dirk took most of these bold pictures.


When you get to Batman Alley, there are bats on the floor to welcome you!


Graffiti high above the roofs.


I’m camouflaged. Can you spot me?


Awesome graffiti is just around the corner.


These are mosaic tiles. Maybe it’s the artist Space Invader’s work?


These two graffiti artists were keen to have their picture taken!

We visited Batman Alley on a very hot day – 37 degrees celcius was apparently a new record for Sao Paulo! We were lucky to catch an artist busy with a new artwork.


Artist in action!

All over Vila Madelena there are interesting graffiti to see!


In parking areas you might discover incredible paintings on walls.


This was taken close to the Girassol Hostel, where we stayed. Bearded man and unbearded man.


The boat reminds me of the movie based on the book ‘Life of Pi’


If you see Batman, you’re close to the alley!

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5 thoughts on “Exploring the Alley of Batman in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  1. Pragtige foto’s Dirk! En jou vrou lyk net so pragtig , veral met haar (rooi?) hare so op. Om nie van jou te praat nie. Haarstyl lyk net so netjies . Jy sal net in jou klere moet ingroei – lyk te maer vir woorde.

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