Street art in Madrid
A differenciated street art city tour in the Spanish capital with a local artist.
As a couchsurfer everywhere I go, I always listen to my host’s recommendations. At last, sigthseeing a city with a local perspective is always nicer than just discovering it by yourself. 3 days in Madrid and how lovely people I found on my way. Plus, look at the street art I photographed in Madrid:
CSAO La Tabacalera, the street art bosh!
While most visitors walk along Madrid’s city centre (Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, El Retiro...), I dediced to observe the street art that national & international artists create. La Tabacalera, a former tobbaco factory, showcases probably one of the best murals in Madrid. If you are interested in social activism, free culture, visual arts and arquitecture, this 9.000 sq. meters open space will surprise you!
La Neomudejar is known as Madrid’s avant garde center. Resident artists perform their artwork in this building which dates back to the XIX century. Avoid the long queues at El Prado museum and enjoy an off the beaten path underground museum with street art style graffitis and murals.
London, Paris and Madrid have a distinctive feature in common. People have been demostrating in the streets to let the governments know that the way to make politics need to be changed. An open space opened in 2009 in Madrid and local neighbors meet weekly to discuss about a hybrid model for social intervention. Cultural activities, street art and sports events take place in La Latina, one of the most ‘hypster’ areas in town.