Polaroid of the week: Street Art in San Jose, Costa Rica


Last Updated on February 22, 2021

polaroid of the week costa rica 2012 san jose street artNo matter how hard we try, we just don’t like Costa Rica’s capital city. As Jess put it last week in a post, ‘San Jose lacks the colonial charm of other Central American cities and unfortunately fails to fill the space with a modern, chic vibe.’ However, the city has some great street art, and as our long-time readers now, we are huge fans (see all our posts on Street Art here). We stumbled across some cool graffiti in San Jose last year, but this year we found even more. The German Goethe Institute has started a cross-country street art project called ‘De Mi Barrio A Tu Barrio‘ (from my neighborhood to yours), which showcases talent from communities throughout Central America, connecting people across cultures through street art.

Painter Jim Avignon traveled though Central America and the Caribbean for six weeks this year, painting graffiti with local street artists in every country, and they added some fantastic pieces to the streets of San Jose.

You can see more street art and read more about the Di Mi Barrio A Tu Barrio project here.


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