Street Door Art. Creative Painted Doors Around The World

In many countries around the world artists use some ordinary doors as if they were canvases and transform them into beautiful paintings.

Why painted doors? The painted doors turn a city into a vibrant place and attract many tourists. There are some countries in the world were the painted doors are believed to bring luck, happiness and wealth. While some people paint their doors just to impress.

I love the idea of walking on the street and discover public art in an unlikely place. But at the moment I could only discover them on the web. Below is a collection of some creatively painted doors around the world.

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Funchal (Zona Velha) is the capital of Madeira of Portugal. The painted doors project started in 2011 and helped the almost then deserted old city of Madeira to attract tourists. Now there are over 120 painted doors, several cafes and bars, as well as art galleries.

The doors are situated in the old town of Funchal along the little cobbled street, Rua de Santa Maria.

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Hand-painted door in the streets of Funchal, in the Portuguese island of Madeira.

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unusual and creative painted doors, Greece

photo credits: Bernard Moerman

Akrotiri, Santorini island, Greece

Santorini is known for its breathtaking views but some old and interesting doors can also impress the tourists.

photo credits Stefano Podestà

Painted green door in Valloria, Liguria, Italy

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Painted brown door in Valloria, Liguria, Italy

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 Painted door in Valloria, Liguria, Italy


photo credits Jean-Luc Bastin

 Red door in Valloria, Liguria, Italy

unusual and creative painted doors, Valloria

All over Valloria 144 doors have been painted  by well-known painters and  young artists.

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Photo credits: John C. Hutchins

Colorful door in Burano Italy

unusual and creative painted doors, Paris

photo credits: Haleigh Walsworth

Heart painted door. Where else if not in the world’s most romantic city, Paris.

unusual and creative painted doors, Knaresborough

photo credits: Steven Feather

 Painted doorway at Knaresborough, England.

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Italians are known to be romantic but this pink flirting door is in Cantabria, Spain

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Flowered door in Barcelona, Spain

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Painted door in Barrio Gótico,Barcelona, Spain

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Beautiful green door in Manresa, Spain

unusual and creative painted doors, Poland

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Street door art in Warsaw, Poland.

unusual and creative painted doors, Chile

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