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Beco do Batman
Rua Gonçalo Afonso,
Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque
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Coordinates: 23°33′24″S 46°41′12″W / 23.556541°S 46.686587°W / -23.556541; -46.686587"Coordinates: 23°33′24″S 46°41′12″W / 23.556541°S 46.686587°W / -23.556541; -46.686587
Country Brazil
State "São Paulo
Municipality "São Paulo
District "Pinheiros
Neighborhood "Vila Madalena

Beco do Batman (English: Batman's Alley) is the nickname for the area around Rua Gonçalo Afonso and Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque in the "Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo.[1] Beco do Batman is a popular tourist destination because of the dense concentration of "graffiti that line the streets.



The nickname for the area is attributed to a graffito of the "DC Comics character "Batman which was painted on one of the walls in the 1980s.[2] Local art students began filling the walls with other psychedelic and cubist influenced designs.[1][3]

Vila Madalena received thousands of tourists during the "2014 FIFA World Cup and there was a corresponding rise in reported incidents of robbery and assault in and around Beco do Batman during the period (2013–2014).[4]

The graffiti of Beco do Batman is now continually renovated and cared for by local community members.[1]


""graffiti in São Paulo
""graffiti in São Paulo

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  1. ^ a b c Manara, Amanda. "Beco do Batman". cidadedesaopaulo.com (in Portuguese). Site oficial de turismo da cidade de São Paulo. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Dunder, Karla (15 October 2010). "Vila Madalena: grafites fazem a fama do Beco do Batman". vejasp.abril.com.br (in Portuguese). Veja SP. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Rocha, Camilo (28 May 2010). "São Paulo unleashes Brazilian creative energy". bbc.co.uk. BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Machado, Leandro (13 December 2014). "Beco turístico na região da Vila Madalena vive onda de assaltos". folha.uol.com.br (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 

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