On Thursday after our toboggan ride we walked up and down Rua de Santo Maria looking at all the street art
Our cruise to the Azores, Madeira and the Iberian Peninsular would take us to Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitoria, Funchal, Cadiz, Malaga and finally to Gibraltar
Rua de Santo Maria
Rua de Santo Maria is a mainly pedestrianised street with lots of bars and shops. We had been told about the murals painted all along the street and I wanted to them for myself.
From the cable car station we headed away from the sea and crossed Rua D. Carlos 1. Before we reached the Rua de Santo Maria we passed murals on the doors and window blinds of a building.
I wasn’t the only person interested in the murals.
The murals on the walls of the building were fading.
We went up Tv. de Acciaolli and turned right up Rua de Santo Maria. For almost an hour we walked up and then back down the street looking at the street art on doors, walls and window blinds.
Some of the painted doors were of houses and some were behind the tables on the pedestrianised street.
As we went passed cross streets I walked up each of them too and found more murals often painted on storage doors of the restaurants or houses.
Some of the doors even had added pieces of sculpture, like this one with an arm reaching for the handle.