Street art is good for the soul: beautifully painted stairs from all over the world

Street art is gradually coming to be accepted as a legitimate and wonderful art form by more and more people, but that doesn’t mean that street artists can rest on their laurels – they continue exploring with new ways to exploit public surfaces and cover them in beautiful art. This post is all about street artists and regular people who have decorated something that most of us probably wouldn’t think of decorating – public outdoor steps.

Quite a few of these pieces were born out of community efforts, which also shows a growing worldwide acceptance of street art. When the Rainbow steps in Turkey were first painted over by the local government, nearby communities responded by painting their own steps as well in solidarity. The mosaic steps in San Francisco were created by more than 300 local people under the careful guidance of a couple of artists.

Are there any similar steps in your city that are worth sharing? If not, hopefully these images will inspire you to get your community together and paint your steps together! These simply colorful decorations can make the neighbourhood a more uplifting place.

Let’s take together 18 of the most beautiful steps around the world!

Valparaíso, Chile


Tehran, Iran


16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco


16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco


Philadelphia Museum of Art


Wuppertal, Germany


Valparaíso, Chile


Seoul, South Korea


Sicily, Italy

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 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Beirut, Lebanon


Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea


 Stairs of Peace in Syria


 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Angers, France


Istanbul, Turkey


Morlaix, France


Beirut, Lebanon



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10 thoughts on “Street art is good for the soul: beautifully painted stairs from all over the world

  1. Pingback: Sonntagsleserin KW #19 – 2014 | buchpost

  2. Loved this! I want to go find the tiled steps in San Fran! I was just there and missed this attraction.

    • 🙂 Glad you like them. Please share some pics with me when you are going to visit the tiled steps in San Fran, can’t wait to see more pictures, I think they are gorgeous!

  3. These made me remember Banksy,United Kingdom-based graffiti artist. Google “Banksy ” to see his works.

  4. alanmiranda

    Wow! Never knew that stairs can look so beautiful. Reblogging it.

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