Wroclaw is the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and it’s easy to see why – it has centuries of frantic history, masses of festivals and in recent years a street art explosion.

A decade ago, a few illegal graffiti projects so impressed the authorities with their artistry that the city embraced the idea and opened up sections of unused walls for grabs to the design they liked most.

In 2014, the city now has masses of vast surreal and intelligent murals that make walking around back alleys and boulevards alike a delight.

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Photos of street art by Marta Wojciechowska, co-owner of Opus Gallery in Wroclaw




And more photos of inspiring street art by Adam Zulawski


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About the author

Adam ZulawskiAdam is a freelance writer and Polish-to-English translator. He blogs passionately about travel for Cheapflights and runs Download his free e-book about Poland's capital after it was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis: 'In the Shadow of the Mechanised Apocalypse: Warsaw 1946'

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