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The World’s Most Exciting Street-Art Cities

We’ve rounded up some of the best cities in the world for street art, and have the scoop on where to look for it on your next trip.

Once considered vandalism, street art has become a global phenomenon with an international scene. Street artists are traveling the globe, leaving their mark in some of the world’s best street-art cities. The cities themselves are becoming hubs of street art culture, attracting beautiful and vibrant public art that’s in tune with the political and cultural climate. We’ve rounded up some of the best cities in the world for street art, and have the scoop on where to look for it on your next trip.

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By Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a traveler in a love triangle with writing and photography. Follow the drama on Twitter @jamieditaranto and Instagram @jamieditaranto.

Ditaranto joined SmarterTravel in 2015. She loves ecotourism, cities with history, and discovering local hangouts. Though she likes all the continents equally, she holds a special place in her heart for rainy little islands.

Her work has also appeared online at USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. You can check out her photography on her website.

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