8 Places to Find Street Art in Barcelona
After several years of repression, street art is reborn in Barcelona. Art is everywhere, not only in museums or in its beautiful architectural works. From Raval to Poblenou, passing through the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona is again one of the main capitals of urban art.
Do you want to know where these great urban works are hiding? Stemaki does a little tour around the city to show you some of our favorite street art works.
This neighborhood used to be the industrial area, but in the last years has suffered a huge and amazing transformation. In Poblenou you´ll find the coolest restaurants and art galleries, but you’ll also be able to enjoy some of the best street art works that the city has to offer.
The graffiti art, considered an act of vandalism since 2006 , is banned and punished with fines up to 3,000€. The street art is being revived, thanks to campaigns as Big Walls, from Murs Lliures Platform, which try to promote this art in disused walls.
El Raval is one of the pioneer neighborhoods in the graffiti art. Open your eyes because in the most unexpected corner you will find some jewels as the ones we show you.
Amy Winehouse, illustrated by artist Andrea Michaelsson, known as BTOY.
Art and color are united in one of the most multicultural and charismatic neighborhoods of the city.
Work in commemoration of Juan Andrés Benítez, Raval’s neighbor, who died when he was guarded by the police in 2013.
In Sant Antoni we will find one of the most emblematic murals of the city. Painted on the facade of an old abandoned coal factory, known as La Carbonería, this building protected by the town hall, can not be destroyed or altered significantly, so we can enjoy this great work for many years.
Known as one of the most touristic neighborhoods in the city, besides having centenary architectural works, also hides innumerable urban art works.
If you want to know the colorful work of the artist Momo, take a little walk through El Born neighborhood, where besides independent shops and cooler cafes, you will find a lot of art.
The Three Chimneys Park, located in Poble Sec neighborhood is one of our favorite spots. It is one of the few parks in the city where artists can create freely on their walls without fear of being fined.
Mural made by Cinta Vidal & Uriginal in the Three Chimneys Park, Poble Sec.
Mural painted in summer of 2016 by artists Rubicon1 and Mugraff.
7.Arc de Triomf
Near Arc de Triomf you can find this clearly political piece of art, but that’s not the only one, the whole city has a lot of street art related to political themes.
This great work made by the artist Sixe, was done for the Open Walls Conference 2016.
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