Where To Find The Best Street Art in Madrid

Street art in Madrid
Street art in Madrid | © Guillermo de la Madrid / Madrid Street Art Project
Lori Zaino

While street art in Madrid isn’t necessarily world-famous like in London or Paris, the movement is slowly gaining popularity. There are a few specific areas in the city where you can find some impressive works of art, and there are few artists starting to make waves in the community. Check out our list of places to explore in Madrid if you’re searching for beautiful street art.

1. The Tabacalera Area in Embajadores

This area surrounding the Tabacalera (once a tobacco factory, the space is now dedicated to offering workshops related to photography, dance, yoga and other creative hobbies) is covered in street art, created by 25 different artists focusing on an urban nature theme. Once a year, the artists re-decorate the walls. This project is called Muros Tabacalera and it’s dedicated to bringing a new kind of awareness into the city—one that focuses on tackling issues residents face, like a lack of green spaces and pollution.

Some murals on Calle Meson de Paredes | © Guillermo de la Madrid / Madrid Street Art Project

The Mercado de la Cebada

The Cebada market in La Latina has street art both outside and inside its walls, featuring the work of several different artists. The market stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, but many locals visit because they enjoy hanging out in the plaza surrounding the market, an activity that is especially popular on Sunday afternoons. The market exterior is quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest street art murals.

The Cebada market has some colorful street art

Malasaña

The hip neighborhood of Malasaña is filled with all sorts of quirky art. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some intricate stencil art from Parisian graffiti artist C215. Nuria Mora and El Tono are more contemporary artists, producing geometrical art filled with color. You can find their work around Plaza Callao, off Calle Gran Via. Ze Carrion’s Banksy-esque, politically charged street art can also be found around the Malasaña area. Keep your eyes peeled for e1000’s creations too. His graffiti involves painting the iron bars that cover windows and doors.

A mural from C215

Take A Tour

For 15 euros, Cool Tour Spain will give you a guided tour of Madrid’s best street art so that you aren’t glued to Google Maps trying to find each particular spot. The tour includes a visit to La Neomudejar, a contemporary arts center, and walks through some of the aforementioned areas. Tours run Wednesday to Sunday at 11 am and at 5 pm, and meet near the giant baby head statues at outside of the Atocha Railway station. Each tour lasts about two and a half to three hours. Cool Tour Spain offers a way to see Madrid’s street art scene, learn about the history of some of the the projects and maybe even meet some interesting people along the way too.

A wall of street art in Madrid

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