A visit to Belfast will be incomplete without visiting some of its world famous murals. A mirror of the political dynamics in Northern Ireland over the last decades, these murals tell a thousand stories of turmoil and mutiny.
There are many areas where one can see the Murals, the North, West and East Belfast. The area of Unionist, Shankhill and the area of Nationalist. Falls, is divided by Peace Wall in West Belfast and is most visited by tourists.
The famous murals to look out for are that of Bobby Sands on Falls Road, a member of IRA who died while on the hunger strike of 1981 while in prison; another one is at Shankills Road, popularly known as the Belfast Mona Lisa, is that of a gunman who appears to be aiming at you, no matter where you stand.
There are Hop on Hop Off Buses which will take you around the main roads with Murals. However to get a detailed view and many more Mural Streets take one of the famous Black Taxi Tours.