Top 5 walking tours in Madrid designed by social activists & graffiti artists

street art walking tours in madrid

The following list of walking tours of Madrid is just an index created by a group of local social workers who pretend that you discover our city in an alternative way.

These are the tours in which Patricia, Emilio, Javier, Gerardo, Lauren and other local ‘madrileños’ have curated:

  1. Graffiti walking tour in Lavapies
  2. Street art in Malasaña experience
  3. Feminist walking tours in Madrid
  4. Emilio’s architours in Gran Via
  5. Madrid history tour

Which is best street art walking tour in town?

group around Muros Tabacalera festival

Graffiti walking tour in Lavapies district.

The first stop on the Lavapies street art tour is the mural created by famous BOA Mistura. Spanish crew who paints large slogans with social messages.

The experience continues with a visit to CALLE Lavapies festival, a yearly event celebrated during the months of May/June.

Dozens of graffiti writers are observed in the walking tours in Madrid, thanks to a group of lovers who daily explore the neighborhood.

  • DMS & Sonek
  • Colectivo Licuado
  • NSN997 and other artists from El Keller
  • Isaac Cordal & Mr. Piro (2019 guest artists)
malasaña guided visit

Malasaña neighborhood and surroundings

Discover Malasaña area with Gerzu, a transplant survivor who spends his time showing Madrid to others in an alternative way.

You will explore with him the hidden messages that lie on the streets around Plaza dos de Mayo, the neighborhood’s epicenter.

The meeting point for this tour is located by Teatro Barceló (Calle Barceló, 11). Nearest metro station is Tribunal.

These are some of the locations visited during these walking tours in Madrid.

  • Calle La Palma
  • Pinta Malasaña street art festival
  • Mercado Los Mostenses
  • Solar Antonio Grilo
  • Plaza dos de Mayo
  • Pasaje de los Cubos, near Plaza España.

Does an alternative walking tour in Madrid exist?

Travel trends are now experiencing an increase in responsible ways of participating in cultural activities.

Taking that into account, we decided to create and promote other walking tours in Madrid so that travellers could discover our city in an alternative way.

Cooltourspain team members would recommend you to check the following list.

Feminist tour madrid led by Patricia

– Feminist walking tours in Madrid

Patricia is an activist who has helped in the curation of several feminist & LGTBIQ events.

She protests for the rights of other voiceless women, who are still suffering in our societies. All around the world!

We must say “STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”!

Our feminist experiences in Madrid will help you discover the life & death of famous Spanish and international women, what they did and why are we paying tribute to them!

architours madrid

Emilio’s architours in Gran Via & Lavapies

Would you like to explore Madrid’s skyline from Gran Via’s rooftops?

Emilio will grant you exclusive access to obtain the best panoramic views in town.

He will also guide you through Lavapies neighborhood, paying attention to the designs & architectonic features of churches, museums, and corralas (a typical building from Madrid city).

Guests usually highlight his experience and knowledge on the topic. As you may see, such a unique way to explore the city center!

The classic walking tours in Madrid.

 history walking tours in Madrid

Join a group of art historians who will explain insider details about Madrid city center’s most iconic & visited places.

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Barrio de Las Letras
  • The National Opera House
  • Royal Palace
  • Almudena’s Cathedral

There will always be room for the classic things to do in Madrid in our services’ directory.

Our opinion on the walking tours in Madrid.

After 6 years of work, we have seen as the numbers of touristic activities have increased in the city but we haven’t observed that any companies are focused in the street art industry.

Thus we consider ourselves as a group of passionate graffiti hunters who will show you Madrid as you have never experienced before (even if you haven’t been, but participated in any tour around the world).

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