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6 reviews of Belfast Murals

A war theme

Strolling in Belfast or Londonderry / Derry, you will see dozens of huge wall paintings with one theme: war. In Nationalist neighborhoods, the colors are those of the Republic of Ireland, green white and orange, while in Unionist neighborhoods they are red, white and blue for the UK.

The tension is still very recent, and it's better not to talk to much about it with the locals, ve will often simply avoid answering your questions. Be careful, if you say Londonderry, that means you are a Unionist, and if you say Derry you are a Nationalist ... so the easiest thing to do is just call it "this

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Belfast has plenty of important buildings, but for me, the unforgettable part of my trip were the murals located throughout the center. They may be street art, but they are stunning and harmonize with the surrounding area perfectly. Among the murals you can see a copy of Picasso's Guernica, the artist's famous depiction of the Spanish Civil War.


Murals on Beechmount Ave.

If you're coming from Falls Road and turn right in Beechmount Ave., you'll find this section of murals, perhaps the least-known in the area. There's very close to the historic Belfast city cemetery and the MacAdam Culturlann or Fiaich civic center.


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