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Top Guide to Street Art and Murals in Budapest you must see!

We love finding Street Art on our journeys! The search for New Food and Food influences has always been number one when traveling but recently we discovered that we enjoy stumbling upon the Arts of the Street.


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Our friend Neda aka @virusfreak79 on Instagram (she's on a 2000+ km trip right now Mural Hunting and Exploring the Australian Street Art Scene - you must follow her!) wrote a Guest Blog Post on The Silo Art Trail for us and has been our friend for a long time with beautiful Guest Blog Posts on Street Art. She also was kind to give us some Street Art and Mural Art tips now when we traveled to Budapest.


Urban Street Art in Budapest


The first morning in Budapest Spoons had read about District VII and that it was supposed to be a lot of Murals, Urban Art, and Street Art there and went for a longer Street Art walk.


He didn't find "anything"! Neda was a little upset as she had sent a great link writing about the Colorful City Budapest Festival Project starting as early as 2008 by Colorful City Organisation. A lot of Hungarian and foreign street artists and Mural Painters joined in and made Budapest more colorful and vibrant with help of sponsors. Since then the civil-based movement has been coloring 15 000 sqm of walls around Budapest!


The basic idea is built on Victor Vasarely's Colorful City concept, published in 1983 which bottom line is that art is to set foot on the streets, and public spaces and that people should not only meet with fine art pieces in galleries - a true visionary of a modern city view with art everywhere!



Sticks & Spoons Top Guide to Budapest Street Art and Murals you must see!


Amazing Mural Painting in Budapest: Living Space | Artist: Fat Heat and Bea Pántya | Location: Arany János/ Sas utca 20-22

Living Space | Artist: Fat Heat and Bea Pántya | Location: Arany János/ Sas utca 20-22

The work is not only astonishing to look at - you can also bring it to LIFE! Augmented reality is a cutting-edge technology that uses our real world but spices it up with overlays of color and animation!


The company Lara based in Budapest uses the technology both practically and creatively in their Lara App which gives Living Space Mural amazing life! Just watch the Clip!



First of all; Budapest is such an architectural city! Never before have the hashtags #lookup and #lookaround been so much used by us. Everywhere you go you see beautiful buildings but one sad thing is that a lot of them are in severe decay!


On the positive side; there are construction sites where new buildings come alive and even if it could seem like an almost endless project you see reparation of facades and insides of buildings wherever you go.


But a downside to that is also that a lot of old facades - and also Murals, unfortunately - will disappear forever in the process!


Taking a Street Art Tour in Budapest


Street Art in Budapest:  Greetings from Budapest | Artist: Lehel Nyeste | Location: Rákóczi Bridge

Greetings from Budapest | Artist: Lehel Nyeste | Location: Rákóczi Bridge


Famous Street Artist:Blind Date | Artist: Mr Trash | Location: Rákóczi Bridge

Blind Date | Artist: Mr. Trash | Location: Rákóczi Bridge

Even though the big murals; often as big as 200 sqm++ are the ones that are easiest to find you can stumble upon cool, fun, and fantastic works of Street Art just by strolling around.


Indeed, there were many works in District 7 and around the Jewish Quarter and Dob utca - where a lot of Restaurants and Bars are located.


We found ourselves saying "Why isn't it a mural here? Why hasn't someone done some graffiti or Streetart here?" as we walked the streets of Budapest - and some of the times we found art where we expected.


The different Art Styles of Street Art in Budapest


Budapest Street Art Guide on Sticks & Spoons Food Travel with wall art from the Capital of Hungary.

Street Art Guide to Budapest in Hungary. Find big murals everywhere.

Street Art, Graffiti and Past Ups in Budapest. Guide to the most amazing big murals and street art spots.


Experience the Street Art Scene in Budapest: UNHCR | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Gozsdu courtyard

UNHCR | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Gozsdu courtyard


The diversity of Street Art in Budapest is beyond imagination; from simple drawings to huge mural paintings.

A Street Art Tour in Budapest will reveal secret art wherever you go. Some of the best street art is the one that's hidden. We find new street art everytime we visit Budapest.

Street Art is a natural view in Budapest. If you love the Art of the Streets this is the place to go. Read our Budapest Street Art Guide on Sticks & Spoons Food Travel.

ÁNGEL SANZ BRIZ | Artist: Okudart | Location: Dob street 4



Some of the world best street artists have painted murals in Budapest but the street art talents also come from Hungary: Sticker Artist: @misskk_budapest

Sticker Artist: @misskk_budapest (Instagram account)

Check out Street Art and big Murals in Budapest, Hungary.

Nice piece of Street Art. Not all need to be big Mural Wall Paintings to impress. Budapest Street Art scene have it all.

Artist: @qwert.art (Instagram account)

Beginners Street Art in Budapest. Art is for everyone. Art should belong in the Streets and not on a museum. Well, the both is fine but we really enjoy Street Art as you can see on our site.

Street Art is often used for businesses in Budapest. Restaurant Mural: "Mi Casa Su Casa" | Artist: Neopaint

"Mi Casa Su Casa" | Artist: Neopaint

Guide to Budapest Street Art. Here's a great Mural Painting: BIKE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Akácfa street 9

BIKE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Akácfa street 9


But it's when you find one of those big ones you get amazed and stand and look a long time trying to figure out what the artist had in mind while creating the details of the work.


One of them we found at Rákóczi Bridge on the Buda side once again.


One of the Largest Mural Paintings in Budapest. Find more huge Murals in our Street Art Guide to Budapest, Hungary. Busy City | Artist: Dorottya Jakócs | Location: Rákóczi Bridge

Busy City | Artist: Dorottya Jakócs | Location: Rákóczi Bridge


This work covering 200 sqm has a lot of details and is yet different from many of the Murals - full of weird action and color! What are those three big ladies doing to the city?


Favorite Mural Paintings and Street Art in Budapest


Another great artist that has set a colorful mark on the city is BreakOne! We fell in love with his style using a lot of color and animals in his work!

One of our favourite Mural Paintings in Budapest:Swallows “Calmness, or rampage” | Artist: BreakOne | Location: Akácfa Street

Swallows “Calmness, or rampage” | Artist: BreakOne | Location: Akácfa Street


The theme for this Mural was the visual representation of the dichotomy “Nyugalom, vagy tombolás” (‘Calmness, or rampage”).


Artist Carlos BreakOne thinks that the swallows best personify calmness and that they are a symbol of peace, which is why he painted three of these birds on the 80 sqm wall.


On the opposite side of Swallows on the same dichotomy, we found another great Mural Painting - in a similar style!


Find Amaxing Street Art in our Guide to Big Murals and Street Art you must see in Budapest:  CHILL OR SPIN | Artist: Cekas | Location: Akácfa street 25

CHILL OR SPIN | Artist: Cekas | Location: Akácfa street 25


Another favourite Mural in Budapest: Miraculous Hind or White Stag | Artist: BreakOne | Location: Régiposta street 4.

Miraculous Hind or White Stag | Artist: BreakOne | Location: Régiposta street 4.


This Street Art artist is well represented on the Streets of Budapest: LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23

LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23


Street Art Guide to Budapest: LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23

LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23


Some of the Street Art in Budapest is torn by time: LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23

LANDSCAPE | Artist: Neopaint | Location: Király street 23


Most of the Street Art is found on the Pest side, but you can also find amazing art on the Buda side. Budapest is a Street Art Lovers Paradise: JING JANG CITY | Artist: Zsuzsi Bakos | Location: Erzsébet bridge

JING JANG CITY | Artist: Zsuzsi Bakos | Location: Erzsébet bridge


Street Art Scene in Budapest is one of the best in the World today: On Earth, In the Water, In the Air | Artist:Balázs Pusztai Location: Erzsébet Bridge, Buda side

On Earth, In the Water, In the Air | Artist: Balázs Pusztai Location: Erzsébet Bridge, Buda side


Hungarian street artist Balázs Pusztai (@Pubberoner Instagram account) uses physical manifestations and low-key colors in his work to symbolize the nature of life in Budapest and the diversity of society.


Great Mural Painting in Budapest:  MAN OF THE YEAR | Artist: Neopaint  Location: Wesselényi street 40

MAN OF THE YEAR | Artist: Neopaint Location: Wesselényi street 40


Man of the Year - This is a recreation of the 1956 Time Magazine cover representing all of the civilian fighters of the 1956 revolution. It was painted in 2017 exactly 60 years after the issue was published.


The Life Cycle of Street Art and Murals


Unfourtanly, many Mural Paintings in Budapest will disappear:Poseidon | Artist: Felix Spok Brillor and KÓRZE | Location:  Nagy Diófa street 14

Poseidon | Artist: Felix Spok Brillor and KÓRZE | Location: Nagy Diófa street 14


Spanish Artist Felix Spok Brillor and Frenchman KORSÉ met to collaborate in creating this 230 sqm Mural with Poseidon in this slightly surreal present, placing old-time traditions in a modern environment emphasizing the intermingling of past and present, and the constant progression of our world.


Great Murals in Budapest that will disappear: Andrey Adno (Russia) | Location: Nagydiófa Street 12

Andrey Adno (Russia) | Location: Nagydiófa Street 12

This Russian artist Andrey Adno created this 240-sqm Mural Painting in record time! He completed the huge street art in only three days!


Street Art in Budapest. A piece that unfourtanly will disappear: Dionysus | Artist: Attila Balogh |Location: Nagydiófa Street 12

Dionysus | Artist: Attila Balogh |Location: Nagydiófa Street 12


Those three magnificent Mural Paintings will probably disappear as new houses take place. Read our Street Art Guide to Big Murals in Budapest on Sticks & Spoons Food Travel.

Those three magnificent Mural Paintings will probably disappear as new houses take place. (EDIT: When Spoons visited a second time with his sons they were gone and a big apartment and office building was built where the construction area is in the photo above)


Fully understandable that progress has to be but sad to see all Murals once vibrant and colorful slowly fade away, or be torn down.

A favourite Street Art Photo Spot in Budapest:Pop Art Budapest - Love thy Neighbor | Artist:  Luke Embden (UK) Location: Dob Street 40

Pop Art Budapest - Love thy Neighbor | Artist: Luke Embden (UK) Location: Dob Street 40


After starting to turn the bridge pillars into pop art well-known quotes like “Love will tear us apart” and “Looking for love in all the wrong places”; British artist Luke Embden also did “Love thy neighbor” in the middle of Budapest's party quarter around Dob Street.


Amazing Murals and Street Art in Budapest: CITY PEOPLE | Artists: Dorottya Jakócs and Tripo | Location: Dob street 36-38.

CITY PEOPLE | Artists: Dorottya Jakócs and Tripo | Location: Dob street 36-38.


This Mural on Dob Street became our favorite and we were lucky to walk by it several times. Which one of the Murals, Street Art or Graffiti was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


Hope you enjoyed this Blog Post! We will for sure make new ones when we stumble on Street Art next time as well as write about old finds so check back soon!


We got recognized by guideme budapest by the way! Read all about it here! We appreciate the collaboration guys!


Stay Arty!


// Sticks & Spoons



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