Arica’s seaside street art

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Arica’s coastline

The shoreline of Arica is lined with tetrapods, and not the of the dinosaur kind. These massive concrete beasts line the shore, a manmade garrison defending the city’s coast from erosion. And while they make playing on the beach impossible and may seem unsightly, they’ve also found a second purpose: serving as canvas for street artists, both local and visiting. From original to pop-cultural, here are some of their works.

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If you’re in Arica and want to see the street art for yourself, walk the coast south of the port below the city’s iconic cliff.

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