Christchurch is a street art capital!
Christchurch is one of Lonely Planet's street art capitals of the world!
The city is ranked alongside New York, Barcelona, Berlin and London as one of the street art capitals of the world in the Lonely Planet book.
The book states Christchurch has a rich street art scene and says it is partly as result of the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. "The contemporary street art scene was born out of tragedy.. Street art has become a vital part of the energy of the rejuvenated city."
The book's author, Ed Bartlett, writes in that Christchurch is one of 39 key cities in the world to experience street art, and that the book is intended as a starting point to your journey. Highlighting a selection of some of the key cities around the world to experience street art today, and providing guides to each city's street-art hotspots to enable you to explore further."
Check out some of Christchurch's amazing street art below on the map!