Surprising Street Murals of Brussels

One of the most interesting, yet unusual ways to explore Brussels is by finding its numerous, hidden murals. In general, street art transforms Brussels into a giant open-air museum covering walls, street objects, and facades throughout the city. Finding them may feel like a treasure hunt game.

Since the early 90s, many empty walls around Brussels – the famed comic capital – honour famous Belgian comic artists and their iconic characters. Project Comic Book Route spotlights over 50 murals based on comic books.

Broussaille, Frank Pé
Le Jeune Albert, Yves Chaland
Bob & Bobette, Willy Vandersteen
Quick & Flupke, Hergé
Tintin, Hergé
Parchis, Peter Willems

Other series of mural walks have been featured in Parcours Streetart across Brussels since 2017. The website provides an overview of street art in the city centre – about one hundred artworks – and how to best discover them.

Route around the Grand-Place
Bonom, Vincent Glowinski
Somewhere in Ixelles/Elsene

At the end, the newest addition to the Brussels mural scene – the M.U.R. (Modular, Urban and Reactive) – presents a concept of transforming a billboard into an open artwork. This enables contemporary artists to feature their creation on a 3 by 9 metres billboard in the proximity of Grand Place. Art changes each month on the basis of one poster covering another.

A map below by Visit Brussels features most of the Brussels street art.

Author: Karolina

Karolina is a blogger for Europolitan Trends, sharing stories about cities & regions, local businesses, and inspiring urban details. She is a public affairs professional, always ready to travel and explore.

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