I don’t remember, without checking, how many street art galleries we have posted from Uruguay – but this will most likely be our last! Since we left Uruguay, I have gone through all of our photos to find the best pieces that I haven’t yet published. Most are from Montevideo, but some are from smaller towns we visited.
PIN THIS FOR LATER! Small detail of one Street Art wall in Montevideo. We have collected many similar images and published as a new amazing gallery.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: this deer head is part of a new piece in Calle Durazno. All together I can show 3 sections of it.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: this piece on a corner building in Calle Durazno was still getting finished (see to the right the pre-painted shapes!).
Sometimes I was just lucky. In Calle Durazno, Montevideo, I came to a corner building where new art was just being applied. The 3 photos above are from this unfinished project. Go and have look (house numbers 900-906) – it should be finished by now!
I found street art in many unexpected small places, like the amazing mural galleries in Villa 25 de Agosto , Pan de Azúcar , and San Gregorio de Polanco (all are featured in their own blog posts – all links open in new windows/tabs).
The street-facing wall of a snack bar in Manantiales in Uruguay. I’m still not sure if this is Mick Jagger. What do you think?
Another piece of street art from a smaller town: we found this 50s/60s inspired beach scene near the river in Mercedes.
Small towns have some street art too! This small piece is on a wall near the fishing port of Piriapolis.
When we drove into Montevideo I actually stopped the truck to photograph this colourful woman’s face (luckily it was on a Sunday with little traffic).
Back in 2014 I published my first gallery of Uruguayan street art . Photos for that gallery were mostly taken in three locations: the Ciudad Vieja in Montevideo, around Parque Rodo in Montevideo, and a few in Colonia del Sacramento. This time we didn’t revisit Colonia, although it’s a beautiful town and UNESCO World Heritage listed.
This time we concentrated on Montevideo. I found a lot of works in side streets, like around the Tristán Narvaja market, which we visited several times. This part of the capital is a little run down, but these seem to be the suburbs which attract more street artists and general graffiti.
More from around the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo: this Frankenstein street art can be found on Calle Arenal Grande.
The side streets around the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo are full of street art. This is a really long mural wrapped around the corner of a building on Calle Arenal Grande. There’s more detail hidden in the shadows…
The side streets around the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo are full of street art. I spotted this rather nice piece along Avenida Daniel Fernandez Crespo.
This modern street art facade is near the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo.
More from around the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo: this ‘chess with the Grim Reaper’ (you always lose!) is in a side street near Calle Arenal Grande.
This colourful facade of a coffee shop is right in the heart of the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo.
The side streets around the Tristan Narvaja Sunday market in Montevideo are full of street art. Some good, some plain graffiti.
Montevideo StreetArt: ‘we eat badly and also very expensively’ – probably criticising today’s processed and fast food.
Another time I went to buy something in Calle Yaguaron, which runs from the Government Palace straight into the centre of town. The purchase was quickly done, but the street art kept me there for another hour or so.
Calle Yaguaron, Montevideo: a colourful wall where all doors were painted over too.
Calle Yaguaron, Montevideo: some street artists like to set themselves into the centre of the picture.
At the end of Calle Yaguaron, Montevideo, I found this small piece of street art next to a phone booth.
Calle Yaguaron, Montevideo: a long wall section covered in street art – mostly showing wild animals.
In a side street of Calle Yaguaron, Montevideo. Don’t you agree that parking in front of street art should be forbidden?
Part of a long wall around a school yard. It shows how education can inspire kids. We have published several close-up photos of the individual children on Instragram.
This wall of a school is beautiful. We posted close-ups of individual sections (single face only) on Instagram: picture 1 , picture2 , and picture 3 . Did you miss them? Why don’t you follow us on Instagram ? We try to post at least one new photo every day, usually from somewhere near our current location.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: layer upon layer of graffiti and one interesting three-dimensional piece, seen on a corner of Ciudadela and Calle Soriano (not sure!).
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: this lovely ‘Peluqueria’ (hairdresser inspired) piece along Ciudadela. It might not be there much longer as there are several new buildings going up…
If I would know more about Uruguay’s history I would recognise this street art portrait. Found next to a school entrance in Montevideo.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: sometimes you have to look up to spot good street art. But then, this city has so many beautiful old facades that it’s a good idea to look up anyway.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: a long wall on the gasometer. Go and have look at it, it’s actually a lovely piece! You can see the old gasometer from the Rambla.
Street Art in the centre of Montevideo: in the middle a Manga inspired face. (Near Calle Durazno)
Two different but similar fish pictures. The top piece is situated along the Rambla, where you can find more street art! The bottom one is in a small street in central Montevideo.
Of course I also found a few more pieces in the centre of the city, mostly in side streets. On our last day in Montevideo we ventured once again into the Ciudad Vieja and found an amazing carnival piece in a small alley not far from Plaza Indepedencia. If you know our carnival posts you should recognise the various characters.
If you have seen our galleries of Carnival Photos from Montevideo these characters should be familiar to you.
Are you also fascinated by urban art, particularly street art pictures?
Have you seen our other StreetArt galleries from South America ?
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