The city of Bogota in Colombia is definitely one of the coolest and one of the most colorful cities on the planet.
How come? While the rest of the world frown on graffiti, Bogota has instead legalized the practice, encouraging modern street artists to spend more time and attention to their ‘projects’ resulting in an explosion of elaborate pictures, scrawls and images, some entertaining while some are thought-provoking, earning the city its reputation as one of the most colorful cities in the world.
Most graffiti highlight urgent societal issues such as environment, globalization, the disparate distribute of wealth among others.
The proliferation of government-sanctioned graffiti is even creating economic opportunities for the city as tourists, eager to marvel at these amazing graffiti, flock to the city year-round.
At present, there are about 10,000 graffiti in the Bogota and the best, most elaborate ones can be found in La Candelaria district, considered as the city’s more artistic and alternative side.
And because it is impossible to locate, let alone, identify all graffiti, many graffiti tours have mushroomed all over Bogota, much to the benefit of local and foreign tourists alike.
Here are some of the graffiti you will find in Bogota