Cooltourspain team members wrote a brief guide to explore the city alternatively with a Madrid street art map.
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Madrid street art map for a downtown experience.
If you are looking for urban art festivals, local community projects and graffiti decorations within the city center, these are the two most important areas you must visit.
The following districts are separated by a 20 minutes walking distance.
1. Lavapiés, a “gentrified” area.
Get off at Lavapiés metro station to explore one of the most multicultural , at the same time gentrified, districts in downtown,
Head towards Calle Argumosa and turn into Doctor Fourquet street.
This colorful neighborhood is full of local community projects, interesting enough as to count with them in our Madrid street art map.
- Esta es una Plaza (Calle Doctor Fourquet). Local urban garden
- Muros Tabacalera (Calle Miguel Servet). Former tobacco factory.
- La Canica (Calle Embajadores). An expropriated bank.
2. Malasaña district and two festivals that made it to our Madrid street art map.
PINTA Malasaña is an urban art festival which takes place in Madrid around April. Thousands of street art lovers visit the area for the day.
Take metro line number 1 and stop in Tribunal. Exit through Calle Barceló and walk towards Plaza Dos de Mayo. Explore the area in the hunt for a cool picture!
Madrid street art map will not be completed without mencioning the following locations:
- Solar Antonio Grilo (Calle Antonio Grilo), another previously occupied urban garden.
- Arte al Cubo festival (Plaza de España), amazing murals by local & national urban artists.
These are two options that you will discover on your own. Join our street art tours in Madrid to listen to insider stories about the message that artists express
The outskirts represented in our Madrid street art map
Cooltourspain will also recommend you to visit the the suburbs in order to add more photographies to your record.
It’s in the outskirts where bigger faccades decorate the city. Artists such as the Argentinian Hyuro or Pelucas, a Spanish urban designer.
Vallecas, working class graffiti walls in Madrid.
Please be aware that the distances between the artworks are better cycled.
- Calle Puerto de Alazores, 5. A gigant women with a carriage will welcome you to Vallecas local market.
- Avenida de la Albufera, 76. Geometrical figures decorate Vallecas’ most populated street.
Villaverde area, the local community.
The southern suburbs are probably Madrid’s most painted areas, in terms of graffiti, but there also exist colorful urban artworks.
If you want to continue exploring more areas in the city center or the outskirts, check this other city council website called ‘Madrid Paisaje Urbano’.
Don’t you think that we’ve got a great street art scene in Madrid.
Personal addition to the Madrid street art map.
La Tabacalera, opposite Calle de Embajadores, 52, is probably our favorite spot in the city to enjoy street art and graffiti.
It is a social self-sustained center which walls are decorated by graffiti writers from all over the world in an anonymous way. You will be able to visit this XIX century building from 6.00PM on.