Travel Spain: Madrid - Finding Street Art

There are so many sights to see in Madrid but as so very often on my trips I am fascinated by street art. It can be gone tomorrow whereas I expect the Palacio Real to be there the day after. Street Art in Madrid is not (yet) as massive as it is in other European cities or in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless, while I discover more and more of the street art of Madrid, it feels like meeting old friends. There are pieces by artists I have seen in other places before and a lot of the artwork I see seems to be inspired by existing street art.

The secret in discovering street art lies in the ability to stroll through a town aimlessly and not to feel to miss out on the big sights. Jump on a bus and you might miss the best. Just go with the flow and walk for hours and hours, have a few coffee stops along the way and just be. Street Art invites everyone to take part in a conversation. It can put
a smile on your face, and it can lead to self-reflection or even trigger a discussion about political affairs. Hunting for street art is also a relaxing experience, even if you are in the middle of a noisy capital city. Looking at street art most certainly favours a direct understanding of life in that place.

The streets of Chueca and Malasaña, and Lavapiés

I roamed the streets of Chueca and Malasaña, and Lavapiés for days on end and found lots of exciting and fabulous street art. The art I saw is by Yipi Yipi Yeah, Alonso, Wolf, Por Favor, Bloo And Titi, Shepard Fairey, Curruncho Mola Mucho, Dingo Perro Mudo and El Rey de la Ruina. To me, it is so sad that I don’t know who the other artists are. If you recognize some of them, please be so lovely and let me know since I would love to credit their work in my article.

Street Art by Alonso

Street Art by Dingo Perro Mudo

Street Art by El Rey de La Ruina

Street Art by Shepard Fairey

Street Art by Bloo And Titi (left corner)

Street Art by Yipi Yipi Yeah

Would you like to look at more street art from around the world?

Street Art by Curruncho Mola Mucho and Bloo And Titi

Street Art by Por Favor
Street Art by Por Favor

Do you like street art? Do you know who the artists are? Where is your favourite city to look at street art? Can’t wait to hear from you.

From Berlin with love