Batman Alley

Batman Alley, Sao Paulo: Address, Phone Number, Batman Alley Reviews: 4.5/5

Batman Alley
4.5
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Street art and graffiti are no where as prevalent as in São Paulo, where virtually no surface is left untouched. This lengthy stretch of high-walled residences in Vila Madalena, nicknamed Batman's Alley, showcases some of the most impressive spray paint murals around. The constantly changing nature of the art form means there's sure to be something striking and new with each visit.
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Neighbourhood: Pinheiros
Exploring Pinheiros, a neighbourhood known for cozy restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful energy. Several cultural centres and institutes surround the area and even its main church, Calvário, hosts a traditional Brazilian “Festa Junina” - a celebration with traditional music, dance, and food during the months of June and July. On the weekends, residents gather at Benedito Calixto Square, a loud and crowded area where people enjoy live music drinks alongside the antiquities fair.
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Samantha R
Springfield, MO72 contributions
Social commentary and beautiful art.
Jan 2021 • Couples
We were in Sao Paulo at the beginning of January, a young artist had been killed by the police and Batman Alley was in mourning. They had painted black over all the work and written messages of love and support in its place.
There was still plenty of art in the area and it was incredible. We loved the colors, the choices of subject, the neighborhood. The street vendors were interesting, it was rainy and everybody was scurrying to pack up, everyone helping one another laughing and chatting.
Written 5 February 2021
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Houssame C
Agadir, Morocco2 contributions
Batman valley
Jan 2021
Do not hesitate to visit,I really like the graffiti there is bars when you can chill and enjoy the beautiful view of the place,I real sense of art 👌🏼
Written 31 January 2021
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johnbrent1
Majorca, Spain226 contributions
The alley has been covered
Jan 2021 • Solo
Went to batman alley yesterday to discover the alley has been completely covered in black paint and written over.
Written 2 January 2021
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itzyamie
Seoul, South Korea81 contributions
Enjoyable viewing
Feb 2020 • Friends
In a picturesque part of Sao Paulo, theres a bohemian street with handcrafts and skilled graffiti art lining both sides of the street. There are few bars within the alley and on the streets leading to this area. The graffiti features icon figures making political, comical and/or artistic statements.
Written 1 August 2020
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Fabio Marques
Sao Paulo, SP146 contributions
Must go for comics and graffiti fans
Aug 2019
This is a very interesting graffiti urban art open space in Vila Madalena, São Paulo. For any comics fan is a must-go place. its nickname came from a graffito of the DC Comics character Batman which was painted on one of the walls in the late 80s, in later years it evolved and it is continually renovated and cared for by local community members.
Written 31 July 2020
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Random Chinese Guy
67 contributions
Great for Street Art Fans and People who want to take cool photos but not a must-visit
Apr 2020
Overall, the alley is hidden between streets and an urban intersection. Surprisingly it isn't that big so it's kind of easy to miss.

I went on a quiet weekday morning, and there weren't many people there.
So in a way if, it felt like a normal alley in a residential area and did not feel like a tourist area at all.

The surrounding area was a bit underwhelming not exactly a tourist area, just feel like a normal middle-class residential area.

If you are a fan of street art fan and want to take a few cool photos batman’s alley is worth a visit.

But this might not be worth a visit if street art is not your thing. As it a bit of drive from most tourist areas.

For the average traveler, I think spending around ½ hr to 45 minutes in Batman Alley is enough and should give you enough time to take all the photos you want.

Remember that there are not many covers, so bring an umbrella if there is going to be rain that day.
Written 30 July 2020
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Seany J
Charleston, SC274 contributions
A street art haven
Jan 2020 • Solo
A haven for street art lovers. Easily some of the coolest street art in São Paulo, the artists here have done such an incredible job at creating an exhibition like experience for those that dwell in this community and more so greeting outsiders with a taste of the city visually.
Written 29 March 2020
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Tony L
3 contributions
Unique and beautiful
Jan 2020
We went there not expecting much but the art was really spectacular. A must see for all you museum junkies!
Written 5 March 2020
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Victoria P
317 contributions
Graffiti galor
Feb 2020
We hired a taxi to take us to Batman Alley. It was a long arduous ride in the incredible traffic jam. It took more than 2 hours to arrive and well worth the trip. The graffiti fills up the walls of the street. It is incredible to see and we were so glad to have invested our time to experience it.
Written 4 March 2020
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GBarry-1
Bexley, UK19 contributions
Nice place to stroll
Feb 2020
We went as part of a day tour, so unfortunately did not get to spend much time here, but the art is good, and it was nice to stroll around for half an hour. we would go back again, and spend longer here.
Written 28 February 2020
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