Barcelona has a thriving street art scene where you can find amazing graffiti, urban art, and murals around every corner. It’s easy to spend hours getting lost in its colourful streets. Since we figure you probably won’t have time to do that, here are our top five picks for best places in Barcelona to find street art.
Love street art? Why not come on one of our street art tours? That way you can learn about the art that covers the Barcelona streets, see behind-the-scenes in one of Barcelona’s coolest street art galleries, and get to some great hidden spots!
The Tres Ximeneies Urban Park
(Carrer de Vila i Vilà 44, 08004 Barcelona)
We begin our journey in Poble Sec. Sit on a bench at the Tres Xemeneies (Three Chimneys) urban park and watch the skaters pass by! This place has a real local and alternative vibe to it. The beauty of this spot is that it has a number of walls where you can paint legally. All street artists, whether professionals or amateurs, are free to paint here at any hour of the day. So if you stop by, you won’t only see great street art—you might also see it going up!
(BaseElements Gallery, Carrer del Palau 6, 08002 Barcelona & Artevistas, Passatge del Credit, 4, 08002 Barcelona)
Who would have thought you can also enjoy great street art in galleries? These two amazing venues specialize in it and are located downtown in the Gothic and Born neighbourhoods.
Here you’ll find works (hanging on the wall for a change!) by some of the best-known street artists out there, such as Konair, El Pez, and El Xupet Negre. As some of them also like to stop by sometimes, you even have a chance of running into one of them….
Also, in case you’re interested in purchasing some original street art prints of your very own, you’re definitely at the right address. We imagine every home could use some street art!
(Carrer de la Selva de Mar between Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes and Av. Diagonal, 08019 Barcelona)
Poble Nou is Barcelona’s new up-and-coming neighbourhood. Even though it’s a bit far from the city centre, it’s really worth a trip. Lots of small artists’ studios can be found here and the whole neighbourhood has a super creative vibe. No wonder local street artists see Poble Nou as their favourite playground!
As the area is fairly spread out and some of the artworks aren’t that easy to find, we recommend that you stay on Carrer de la Selva. On this street, you’re sure to pass by so many colourful pieces that you’re guaranteed not to be disappointed!
Huertos of Raval
(At the corner of Carrer de l’Aurora and Carrer de la Riereta, 08001 Barcelona)
This is a cosy little oasis in the midst of Raval’s tangled streets. Public community gardens like this are found in nearly every neighbourhood in Barcelona, but this one is particularly nice. You can take a short break and relax in the shade as you admire the amazing murals and paintings here!
Galería de Magdalena Barcelona
(Carrer dels Canvis Nous 1, 08003 Barcelona)
Now we’re coming to quite a special place in the Born neighbourhood, called La Galería Magdalena Barcelona. This spot was created by a platform founded by two young architects who wanted to give artists the opportunity to express themselves freely. The project has had already a lot of success in other Spanish cities such as Seville and Valencia. Here, all street artists are invited to add to the whole artwork, which is a beautiful collection of pieces by different artists in a variety of styles.