Madrid Graffiti & urban art

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Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

1. Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

Explore the street art scene of Madrid on a guided tour of the multicultural neighborhoods of Lavapiés, Embajadores and La Latina. Listen to insider information from a local graffiti writer who collaborates with CALLE Lavapies, Urvanity and Muros Tabacalera street art festivals. Then, stroll through the streets of Lavapiés to see graffiti art by some of the city's urban artists. Continue down Calle Argumosa and Calle de Embajadores to look at the walls of the former tobacco factory of La Tabacalera. Learn about the different free workshops offered in photography, dance, yoga, cycling, longboarding and more. Receive an insider's guide to the street art of veteran artists at Esta es una Plaza, or up and coming new talents at Calle Sombrete.

Madrid: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

2. Madrid: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Chueca, Madrid's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out San Anton Market, Plaza del Dos de Mayo, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Madrid. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

3. Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

During this tour you will learn about the history of street art and the techniques that graffiti artists use while decorating the walls, mettal shutters and other elements present in the cities. Muelle (lit. Spring of a mattress) is considered as the pioneer of the graffiti movement in Madrid and you will observe a tag which is still preserved from 1989. A very young fellow who participated in the establishment of a new cultural movement in town. Once the first part of your visit is completed and the bicycle safety instructions explained, you will head towards Alonso Martinez, where the first piece created by Boa Mistura is photographed. This crew, born and raised in the outskirts of Madrid, has participated in street art projects all around the world and is considered by many as one of the most important designing agencies in the country. On your way to Malasaña, you will cross the artwork of national artists who participated in the 2017 edition of Pinta Malasaña, a street art festival which colors this trendy neighborhood during the month of April. Plaza Dos de Mayo is the center of it and "Bolardo Voy, Bolardo vengo" a colorful display of traffic elements which will surprise you. There will also be time to visit Solar Antonio Grilo and Esto es una Plaza by bike, both local hubs created for and by the community of Lavapiés and Noviciado areas. These urban gardens full of street art were once abandoned places and now example to other communities around the globe on how to implement hybrid economy systems. This tour will show you the interventions of street artists such as El Rey de la Ruina, Cassassola, Ze Carrión, Por Favor and many more.

Alternative Madrid in French: Street Art & Multiculturalism

4. Alternative Madrid in French: Street Art & Multiculturalism

Lavapiés is one of the most artistic zones of Madrid and is filled with small & independent theaters, alternative cultural centers, traditional stores & walls decorated with colorful street art. Close to all the main attractions of the city but not really touristy itself, Lavapiés is a really old neighborhood representing colour, art, multiculturalism, and local life. Lavapiés mixes both the old and the new, the tradition and the avant-garde.  Meet yout guide at Puerta Cerrada Square (close to the Mayor Square) and explore first the northern part of the quarter, visiting places such as Cascorro Square, San Cayetano Church, and Ambassadors' street.  Learn the neighborhood history and the origin of the Flea Market that takes place here. Continue towards the most multicultural area of Lavapies and visit the Nelson Mandela Square,  the old fountain of Cabestreros, the ruins of the Escuelas Pías, and the central square of Lavapiés. Visit the Old Royal Tobacco Factory that has been turned into a modern and contemporary art museum, the Queen's Casino Park and the most popular street of the neighborhood: Argumosa Street. On the way, pass by old cinemas and theatres, hidden museums and alternative cultural centers, ancient churches, local markets, secret gardens, some of the most traditional examples of Madrid's architecture (corralas) and lots of art.

Madrid: Off The Beaten Path Private Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Off The Beaten Path Private Walking Tour

Discover another side of Madrid and see the city like a local on this guided walking tour. Expand your understanding of Madrid by heading to areas that are normally unexplored by travelers. Be picked up by your guide at your centrally-located accommodation in Madrid and begin your walking tour. Head to different museums, churches, and neighborhoods. Savor stunning architecture that is often missed. Gain a greater understanding each site's relevance to the city of Madrid as you learn about the history and culture of these places. Capture off-beat photos that go beyond what is usually plastered on social media.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Absolutely fantastic tour of some amazing art, and even one piece that is beyond incredible. The two hours went by incredibly quickly and both of us were really sorry when it was over.

A brilliant tour with a knowledge and very helpful guide. Saw a lot of cool art and enjoyed the tour a lot.

Very cool tour, discovered a side of Madrid that’s both hidden and inspiring! Definitely recommended!

The graffiti tour was so so good!! Thank you Javier! I recommend this trip to everyone!

Great visit I recommend! It changes from the great museums of Madrid