Street Art in Spain

Spain has no shortage of world class art, especially here in the capital city, Madrid. The art triangle (Museos del Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen) is top notch and visitors come from all over the world to see them and the priceless works of art within them. I’ve been to all three and can certainly attest to their high quality but some of my favorite art in Spain has been the street art! Yes, that does mean graffiti. It varies from the politically charged to conscience mindedness to merely comical.

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Here’s a tea shop in Granada where, during daylight hours, I did indeed purchase some fine green tea.

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This reminds me of some sort of punk type cartoon you would find on cartoon network. This is the storefront for a skateboard apparel store in Granada.

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Obviously, this is a pharmacy and I’ll leave it to you to figure out the art. 😉

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This is one of my favorites on this list! Believe it or not, this is an entirely FLAT side of a building in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid.

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A flamenco singer in the Albaicin of Granada.

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#1 of 3- This wall in Granada might be the coolest I’ve yet seen in my travels. Where there is a dilapidated, torn up building, someone has put faces all down the side of it using what leftover materials are dangling in pieces. In this instance, a piece of pipe.

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#2 of 3 – Here’s a slight more robotic looking face from the first one, placed in the void left by what could possibly have been a door or window.

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#3 of 3 – This one is hands down my favorite of all three. An intricate door piece found behind a gaping chunk of MIA concrete lends itself to the mouth of a man who has to yawn pretty gosh darn badly.

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Looks like someone fenced in a triceratops in a patio in Granada.

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Granda. Creepy. And yes, that is a wide and deep hole in the middle of that floor.

So, what do you think? Do you like this type of art?

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