Street Art Makes for a Stunning Walking Tour in Glasgow
See where Glasgow's streets come alive with color.
Art lovers can explore more than dozens of massive and detailed murals lining the streets of Glasglow, Scotland, on the city's new Mural Trail.
The trail meanders through lanes and streets where artists have transformed the sides of buildings into bold pops of color.
Beginning in 2008, local artists were invited to liven up the city's corridors, painting everything from break-dancing puppets (inspired by the Beastie Boys) to famed landmarks.
Murals include historic displays stretching more than 660 feet tall, reinterpretations of famous works like Van Gogh's “Starry Night” and Salvador Dali's melting clocks.
The project aims to provide artists with a way to showcase their work, and potentially go from street painting to starting their own small business.
The trail gives travelers an itinerary for seeing the eye-catching displays on self-guided tours, while getting to know the city's neighborhoods. Besides the murals themselves, the trail also highlights top attractions to enjoy near each location, from famed museums to top-notch bars, restaurants, and shops.