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Exploring Barcelona’s street art

Written by Ana Petrusevski

The various streets and districts of this Mediterranean city have a lot to offer when it comes to street art. Barcelona has a variety of ways to help you access those hard to find galleries and boutiques as well as local bars with ties to underground art.

No matter if you prefer to do your own exploring or would like a guided tour, below are a couple of pointers to help you uncover the emerging street art and graffiti scene of this creative city.

Where to find the art

Photo by Sab45 via Instragram

Photo by Sab45 via Instagram

Street Art Barcelona is a collaborative platform created to support and promote the Barcelona art scene.

Here you’ll find news and updates on where you can visit the latest artistic creations in the streets of Barcelona and beyond.

This is the first mural for Miss Van in over 10 years. It was commissioned by the FemGraff Festival held from March to April this year. Its aim was to invite the residents of Barcelona to think, question and express what it means to be a woman today in our city . Miss Van is originally from Toulouse in France but has spent most of her artistic life in Barcelona. Read more here on Street Art Barcelona.

The artists Txemy, SAV45 and Lauro Samblas collaborated on an abandoned house outside of Barcelona.

Cosmic Balance

“Cosmic Balance” is a new mural painted by the artist from Valencia DEIH during the Jidar Toiles de Rue Festival this May. Her themes have a vibrant futuristic overtone with a touch of doom or the wacky. Look closely and you will see galaxies and more in the details of her subjects. This one is located in Morocco.

Guided street art tours

If you prefer to have a guided tour, then Barcelona Street Style Tours might be for you. They offer a couple of options; you can walk the Born/Gothic Quarter or El Raval neighbourhoods or take the morning to bike around the developing industrial neighbourhood of Poble Nou.

Photo by MiquelGP54 via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo by MiquelGP54 via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

If you are walking in the city and know where to look, you will discover so many pieces of street art that you will feel like you are visiting an outdoors art gallery.

Take some time to observe the creative practices of these artists, you might find that you yourself will be inspired to create something just as beautiful.

About the author

Ana Petrusevski

Ana Petrusevski is an Australian writer living and working in Barcelona.


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