November 22, 2016
Our agenda for today was a bit more far-flung and complicated. We planned to start by taking the Metro blue line, transferring to the green line, getting off at Sumaré and walking from there to Beco do Batman (Batman’s Alley), an area famous for its beautiful and extensive graffiti art. The walls, doors, pillars and even streets are beautifully and creatively painted by several different graffiti artists. We didn’t get lost due to a main landmark, a cemetery, on our left side and by asking and receiving good instructions.
I’d been a bit apprehensive about going there – it was far from anything familiar to me in this city, and it seemed as though we’d be isolated. But we weren’t – we actually saw a few other tourists there, posing and taking pictures. Seeing this place was definitely worth the effort!
Beco do Batman is tucked away in a couple of narrow streets, reached by descending a hill off the main avenue. We took many pictures there, trying not to duplicate our efforts. It was easy to see the stylistic differences between the artists. I am going to let the photos speak for themselves.
There were many more impressive murals! If you liked what you saw here, be sure to pay a visit to Beco do Batman if you go to São Paulo!