Beco do Batman

Beco do Batman (English: Batman's Alley) is the nickname for the area around Rua Gonçalo Afonso and Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo. Beco do Batman is a popular tourist destination because of the dense concentration of graffiti that line the streets.

History

The nickname for the area is attributed to a graffito of the DC Comics character Batman which was painted on one of the walls in the 1980s. Local art students began filling the walls with other psychedelic and cubist influenced designs.

Vila Madalena received thousands of tourists during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and there was a corresponding rise in reported incidents of robbery and assault in and around Beco do Batman during the period (2013–2014).

The graffiti of Beco do Batman is now continually renovated and cared for by local community members.

Gallery

 
 

See also

  • Vila Madalena
  • Os Gêmeos
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Deb
28 June 2016
Really nice street art ally.
Asaad ????????
17 November 2018
Beautiful artistic district. Aesthetically pleasing work all over - do focus on details. Avoid coming on weekend (crowded) but there won’t be kiosks nor music. Recommend you read on its history first.
AFAR Media
12 January 2015
The sprawling and chaotic metropolis of SP is known worldwide for it's street art. For some of the best work, however, head here in Pinheiros. This winding alley way totally dedicated to street art.
William Studart
30 October 2019
Unique alleyway with amazing street art. The vila Madalena district is well known due its bars, so if you enjoy bars, go to Vila Madalena, and in Vila Madalena, go to Beco do Batman, amazing experienc
Heitor Botti
4 December 2016
Nice place, there are some good galleries around. I'm not into graffiti, but I liked it.
Guilherme 梅田
7 January 2017
This place reminds me the Mission murals in San Francisco! Cool place with a lot of tourists taking tons of selfies!
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R. Gonçalo Afonso, 119 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, 05436-100, Brazil Get directions
Sat 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Tue None
Wed 2:00 PM–6:00 PM
Thu Noon–6:00 PM

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