Art-savvy cities around the world

Art is alive and well in these 7 capitals of creativity.

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Street artist Eduardo Kobra, Sao Paulo Street artist Eduardo Kobra, Sao Paulo (Photo: spetusp / Flickr)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo boasts one of the world's most accessible art scenes. Here you will find high-end venues that draw Brazil's elite. However, galleries in the bohemian hub of Vila Madalena are meeting places for the city's creatives and casual art collectors. The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is widely considered the best contemporary art museum in all of South America. 

But don't forget to look outside. Some of the world's best graffiti artists and muralists work here. The photo-like paintings of Eduardo Kobra adorn walls and buildings throughout the city. Some of Sao Paulo's neighborhoods are like outdoor museums for urban art enthusiasts. The narrow streets here are literally covered with graffiti.  

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