Beco do Batman (‘Batman Alley’) is like an artist’s canvas come to life, making a trip to this lively area one of the best things to do in São Paulo. Featuring a brilliant display of Brazilian graffiti, the ever-changing walls are a photographer’s dream.
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Beco do Batman São Paulo
This vibrant spot is found in the quirky, colourful neighbourhood of Vila Madalena, which has fabulous boutiques, cafes, bars and–you guessed it–lots of street art.
A narrow laneway tucked away off of R. Medeiros de Albuquerque marks the start of Beco do Batman, which winds around and joins up with two other alleys. Every square inch of space is covered, and while the pieces often change there’s one that always remains: Batman, the superhero whose likeness has appeared here since the 80s.
Exploring Batman Alley Sao Paulo
Bold, swirling pieces are splashed across the surrounding walls, with the understanding that street art is not meant to be permanent. This means that no matter how often you visit Batman Alley, you’re likely to discover something new.
Since the area is quite compact it doesn’t take too long to explore this urban art gallery, and Beco do Batman also has dozens of stalls and shops where vendors sell art, handicrafts, clothing and decor–there’s even a bar where you can sip on a citrusy caphrina.
To add to the experience book this private photoshoot with a pro, or sign up for a fun bike tour around Sao Paulo which includes a stop in Batman Alley. Click here to book
Globe Guide explored Vale do Ribeira with the Adventure Travel Trade Association and São Paulo Tourismo. As always, hosts have no editorial influence on articles.
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