We see a lot of street art posts on Bored Panda, but where is the best street art actually made? Where can we see it? To answer these questions, we collected a list of some (not all!) of the best cities in the world to see street art in.

On the surface, there’s only one thing linking all of these cities – their residents (and the travelling star street artists that visit) have a propensity for decorating their surroundings with big, beautiful, and only sometimes legal works of art. But what does it take for a city to have a vibrant street art community? [Read more...]

It takes buildings to paint on, for one. Street art sometimes seems to feed on an artist’s desire to fight the oppressive brick and concrete walls that surround them on all sides, so the buildings they paint on are at once canvases and catalysts for their rebellion. The city also needs to have a thriving community of underground artists who are itching to communicate their artistic and philosophical ideas to as many people as they can.

As more and more major cities around the world receive positive attention for the underground art decorating their streets, perhaps those cities’ governments will start to rethink the laws they’ve put in place to stifle street artists’ opportunities.

At the bottom of this post, you can submit your own images of awesome street art from your city. Show us what your city has got!

New York City, U.S.A.

Image credits: Daniel Albanese | TheDustyRebel

Image credits: JR & Liu Bolin

Image credits: Timothy Saccenti

Lodz, Poland

Image credits: Etam Cru

Image credits: ROA

Image credits: Etam Cru

Valparaiso, Chile

Image credits: oueduabroad.wordpress.com

Image credits: Jean-BaptisteYunis

Mexico City, Mexico

Image credits: unknown

Image credits: curiot

Image credits: ROA

Prague, Czech Republic

Image credits: Adam Jones

Image credits: fra-biancoshock.org

Image credits: BLU

Image credits: Honet

London, United Kingdom

Image credits: DALeast

Image credits: Alexis Diaz

Image credits: David Walker

São Paulo, Brazil

Image credits: l7m

Image credits: Eduardo Kobra

Image credits: 6emeia

Paris, France

Image credits: unknown

Image credits: Levalet

Image credits: Seth

Melbourne, Australia

Image credits: herakut

Image credits: ajhaysom

Image credits: ajhaysom

 Berlin, Germany

Image credits: mentalgassi

Image credits: BLU

Image credits: JR

Cape Town, South Africa

Image credits: interesnikazki

Image credits: faith47

Moscow, Russia

Image credits: Agostino Iacurci

Image credits: Alexandre Farto

Image credits: c215

Bethlehem, West Bank

Image credits: Lois Stavsky

Image credits: banksy

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Image credits: jr-art.net

Image credits: favelapainting

Istanbul, Turkey

Image credits: Franko Fasoli

Image credits: DHA

Bogotá, Colombia

Image credits: Entes&Pesimo

Image credits: Bogota Sreet Art

Image credits: unknown

Bristol, United Kingdom

Image credits: ROA

Image credits: DALeast

Santiago, Chile

Image credits:  CHARQUIPUNK – LAROBOTDEMADERA

Image credits: Jano y Basti

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Image credits: Martin Ron

Image credits: jamesschloeffel.com

Image credits: Martin Ron

Lisbon, Portugal

Image credits: sam3

Image credits: Os Gémeos

Image credits:  Os Gémeos & BLU