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Hey, Let Us Do A Virtual Street Art Tour in Brussels

Street Art Curator

Now that I have already said it in my book, it isn’t a secret wish anymore. I would actually love to be a street art curator in an alternate life. I am not sure if there is a profession like that but I would love to. What fun it would be to be paid to travel round the world looking for creative walls? To some extent, I do that even now as a travel writer. Street Art whispers excitement to my belly. I really get excited when I see the walls oozing with colors. Trust me, a lot of hard work and creativity goes in there. So today, I am gonna introduce you to a city which really took me by surprise. When my friend went ga-ga about the street art of Brussels, I wondered what would be so different. There would be huge artistic murals, what else. But I would like to eat my own words because when I saw these huge comic strips right in the middle of the city, I was stunned! Brussels definitely has one-of-its-kind wall art and art lovers will know why. If you are interested too, why don’t you scroll my article and get introduced to the street art of Brussels? The best part is that you can do this virtual street art tour of Brussels from the comforts of your abode. How about visiting the Atomium, the Symbol of Brussels as well?

The unmissable street art of Brussels.

While Berlin is definitely the mecca of urban street art, Brussels has one of the best comic art on its wall, all around the city. Trust me, the Belgian capital is an open street art gallery. There are huge works of art spread all around the city. I was there last year, during this time of the season and in this post I have tried to capture some of the best of the works. I am sure a whole lot of new art will emerge with the moments of pandemic and lockdown life but its never a bad idea to reminisce old memories. These works will always remind me of the amazing Euro trip that I did in 2019.

This post is all about my personal passion for street art, my personal experiences in Brussels and all that I stumbled during my walking trips there. I stayed there for more than 2 weeks. While I was in Belgium, I also travelled to Antwerp, Ghent, Giethoorn in Netherlands, Vienna in Austria, Malta and more.

 Manneken Pis, the infamous peeing statue
Wall Art of Manneken Piss or Peace (Eikstraat) in the same lane where the little statue thrives.

Virtual Street Art Tour of Brussels
Treasure chest of streetart
Adventures of TINTIN are on the walls!
Street Art Curator -Travel Blogger
Enjoy the Virtual Street Art Tour of Brussels of do tell me if you have spotted these.
Virtual Street Art Tour of Brussels
Sablon, Marolles, and Saint-Gilles are the three neighbourhoods where you will find a lot of comic wall art
Virtual Street Art Tour of Brussels
A piece by Jef Aérosol that depicts Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.
Virtual Street Art Tour of Brussels
Even though you may not be a street art or murals fans, you will love them!
I found this one randomly, right in the middle of residential area, while I was going to Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels
Comic Art in Europe
The Central Brussels is nothing less than an open air museum
Virtual Street art tour in Brussels
There is so much more and I will keep some for the next post!

Do share your experience of street art tour in Brussels. Which one is your favorite? And also which place is really close to your heart when it comes to fascinating street art.

13 thoughts on “Hey, Let Us Do A Virtual Street Art Tour in Brussels

  1. Brussel is such a great city, I visited last year and there is so much fun things to do and see there. The street art in your photos is absolutely stunning, to bad I missed it out last time I was there. I prefer walking around and watch things in my own pace instead of going on a guided tour.

  2. Even I don’t know if there is a profession to be street art curator but if there is, you would be awesome at it! You sure have an eye for street art 😀 That fox was an awesome find! But my favourite from Brussels would have to be the second last one – it looks straight out of some comic strip like Archies. And I agree with you, Brussels sure looks like an open street art gallery.

  3. I do love to wander and find street art when we travel. I too love the variety you can find. I am naturally drawn to the really colourful pieces. But also love interesting ones that make me stop and try to figure out the piece. Great that you have shared some of the ones from Brussels as we have not yet visited. Love the creative use of space and different shapes. Thanks for the virtual tour.

  4. Typically – I associate street art with grittier cities – such as the city I live in (New York.) It’s interesting to see that it has become a more widely accepted art form. I would not expect Brussels to have street art, but their murals are really astounding and so realistic!

  5. I was in Brussels for a very short period of time and unfortunately I did not see so many of the street arts. i would have loved to visit and see each one of them and I am surprised to see a Bharatnatyam dancer also painted, amazing.

  6. Wow this was so interesting and nostalgic too. While I did come across some of which we had seen as we traveled in Brussels, some are absolutely new. Hence it was great fun going through these paintings. Manneken Piss, Tintin & the family painting just outside Delirium Cafe was fun to revisit. I always love seeing the comic characters which bring back childhood memories.

  7. I definitely have never seen lifesize comic strips as street art. These seem like they would just brighten your day as you’re passing by these cartoon situations. It’s really cool that Brussels saw these blank buildings as an opportunity to brighten their city and citizens’ days.

  8. I love street art and have done so many street art tours in many cities of the world. It would be great to see wonderful street art in Brussels. This city amazes me with wonderful works. I loved the Adventures of Tin Tin on the walls. I loved the colorful wall Art of Manneken Piss.

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