Where to find the Forza Horizon 5 lion mural in Playa Azul

Forza Horizon 5 herding cats series 3 photography challenge
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Keep an eye out for the Forza Horizon 5 lion mural in Playa Azul, which you might need for the odd challenge to get some rewards. The striking artwork by real-world artist Farid Rueda takes up almost the entirety of a building's wall in Playa Azul, so you'd think it won't be hard to miss, but given the speeds you can drive at in Forza Horizon 5, you can easily zoom past it. If you're looking for the Forza Horizon 5 Playa Azul lion mural, we've got all the location information below.

Forza Horizon 5 Playa Azul lion mural location

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The Farid Rueda lion mural is in the Playa Azul beach town on the east coast of the Mexico map. Head onto the most easterly road on the map that goes through the town. If you’re driving north along the road with the beach and some houses on your right, keep an eye out for a light-blue building on your left which should have a very big, multi-colored lion face on it. It’s just after a slight curve in the road. You can use Drone Mode to scout the area out a bit so you know exactly where to drive first – we’ve got some other Forza Horizon 5 tips that you can read about too.

Once you’ve found the mural, you’ll need to park your Jaguar car in front of it and enter photo mode, which is done by pressing up on the D-Pad on an Xbox Controller. Make sure you get your car and the mural clearly in the photo frame but don’t worry about making it look nice unless you want to really flex your in-game photography skills. Press RB to take a quick promo photo and you’ll see whether you met the Herding Cats Photo Challenge requirements on the Horizon Promo screen. You’ll get a gold stamp and the Cat Meow horn for your car if you get the required photo.

Forza Horizon 5 herding cats series 3 photography challenge promo shot screen

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Previously, there was a Forza Horizon 5 challenge called Herding Cats that specifically required players to take a photo in any Jaguar car in front of this mural – we used the Jaguar Sport XJR-15 which is one of the Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds. At the time of writing (the Summer week of Series 10), the Island Memories Photo Challenge tasks you with taking a photo of the Rimac Concept 2 car in Playa Azul, although you don't need to find the mural to do this - anywhere in Playa Azul will do.

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