Peru

Peru inaugurates its largest mural in downtown Lima

Artists in Lima have completed a giant mural covering an entire neighbourhood on San Cristobal hill in the Peruvian capital.

Artists in Lima have completed a giant mural covering an entire neighbourhood on San Cristobal hill in the Peruvian capital.

The artists were inspired by pre-Inca motifs, featuring "Chakanas", a mythological sign that connects worlds.

For nine months, the designers painted each of the more than 1,000 houses in San Cristobal to create a giant mural that could be seen throughout the city. They called it "Project Rainbow".

The "Energy Color" art collective, whose members reside in San Cristobal, said they wanted to give a new face to what is perceived as a dangerous part of Lima.