Wasa Graffitilandia – Vaasa, Finland - Atlas Obscura

Wasa Graffitilandia

Vaasa, Finland

An abandoned amusement park turned street art gallery with open walls for visitors to spray paint. 

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Be prepared to feel confused, slightly sad, mesmerized, and curious when entering the premises: you are not in Vaasa anymore, that is for sure. The apocalyptic feel of a place that used to be a nest of joy, laughter, and amusement park rides closed down in 2015 and has since been vandalized and left for nature to take its place. But in 2021, a volunteer-run project took over and invited over a hundred artists to paint the walls, rooms, pillars, and even the trash cans.

Now almost 200 artists have taken part in the project, including international crews like 1 UP, and the premises, even though slowly deteriorating, are a burst of color. The area is vast, consisting of a large outdoor space and multiple buildings. Apart from murals and graffiti, there are also installations and photography on display.

People who have visited the amusement park as a child describe the re-visit as “trippy.” The premises are to be taken down at some point, so see it while you can!

 

Know Before You Go

The tickets are 10€ for adults and 8€ for kids under 12. Please reserve a lot of time for visiting, there is so much to see. This place has a cafeteria and they sell spray cans (and have an open wall).

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