The Best Warsaw’s Mural Guide

Posted by Natalia Kacprzak | August 11, 2016

Are you a fan of street art? Well, undoubtedly the polish capital of urban art is Łódź however Warsaw is quickly catching up. Praga is the district with the most colorful walls and the most inspiring spots for young artists and hipsters. Look at some of the murals and try to find them during your stay in Warsaw!

Marionette Soldiers, Sienna 45, Śródmieście

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Photo: Marionette Soldiers [source]

This mural is one of the most important murals in Warsaw painted by a great Italian street artist BLU. It took 4 months to finish it in 2010. As usual BLU’s topic of art works are strongly connected to the current situation of a country or history of a city.

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Photo: Marionette Soldiers [source]

Big hole, Mackiewicza 11, Praga

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Photo: Big hole [source]

German artist 1010 was invited to Warsaw for Street Art Doping, Poland’s leading street art festival. He left his mark in the city with a special 3D optical illusion design. “To me holes are synonymous with childhood,” says German muralist 1010 in explanation of his 3D hole-in-the-wall.

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Photo: Big hole [source]

Cyrcle, Widok 11, Śródmieście

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Photo: Cyrcle [source]

Artists from collective Cyrcle got so intrigued by Warsaw that came all the way from Los Angeles to paint this mural. Cyrcle are one of the freshest street artists who already painted in places like Montreal, Honolulu or Hong Kong. This piece of urban art was made in 2014 during Street Art Doping event.

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Photo: Cyrcle [source]

Warsaw Fight Club, ul. Środkowa 17, Praga

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Photo: Warsaw Fight Club [source]

Conor Harrington was invited by Street Art Doping to work on a new piece. The Irish muralist created an impressive big mural which is entitled “Warsaw Fight Club” blurs the boundaries between classic and contemporary art. While Harrington’s work has been internationally acclaimed, local councilors have raised concerns that his imagery could encourage street violence.

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Photo: Warsaw Fight Club [source]

Bird and snake, Bliska 23, Praga

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Photo: Bird and snake [source]

It took one day for the Chinese artist DALeast to paint this strangely unsettling mural. Composed of several thousand tangled strands, these brittle-looking wires mesh together to form the image of a bird perched on a cobra. The true purpose of this mural was to show respect towards wildlife.

Castle, Mińska 12, Praga

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Photo: Castle [source]

Invited by the Street Art Doping Festival in Poland, Phlegm, british street artist, painted a huge floating castle but a closer look reveals some of his signature characters at work.

Goose, Brzeska 14A, Praga

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Photo: Goose [source]

Possibly the most upbeat out of all of Warsaw’s murals, Giant goose dates back to 2012, the time when the city was counting down to the European Football Championships. Diego Miedo’s project aimed to show local kids that rather than loitering around the gates of the National Stadium, they could do something actually useful with their time. Miedo was joined by dozens of schoolchildren who helped with the design and realization of this mural.

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