Ever since the big boom of Bansky, the British artist who painted several social graffiti around the world, other artists have copied his model in their cities, and Barcelona is no exception.
If you love viewing and taking pictures of city art, don't wait any longer and book your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation train ticket right now so you can enjoy an artistic getaway!
The Gràcia quarter
Its works remind you of the pop art of the sixties - pictures from Wikipedia
If you have already visited Barcelona, you undoubtedly know it all already: the Gràcia district is one of the most emblematic ones of the Catalonian capital and Axe Colours, the local urban artist, has transformed it so you feel as if you were inside a film or a series. Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead characters are the main protagonists, but you will also see shutters with the Star Wars colours or representing the activity of the shop.
We recommend you take this tour before 10:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
La Carbonería of Sant Antoni
The whole front of the building is a big canvas - pictures from Wikipedia
La Carbonería, or casa Tarragó—the first building by Cerdà in Eixample—was finally saved from demolition. Being owned by a bank, squatters lived here until 2014, and they are responsible for the graffiti that watched over the building in the intersection of the Comte d’Urgell and Floridablanca streets.
Isidre Nonell Square, Gothic quarter
An incredible mural made out of photos - pictures from Wikipedia
A work by Joan Fontcuberta, it is not a graffiti but a mosaic made out of photos. Unveiled in 2014, it has 80 columns and 50 rows of tiles; 30.4 m2 of photos sent by Barcelonians. Titled "The World Begins With Every Kiss," this photomosaic has as its slogan a phrase by Oliver Wendell Holmes: "The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer."
Clotilde Cerdà Gardens
The students at Massana school are artists, and you can discover it by yourself in the Clotilde Cerdà Gardens, where they have made many mosaic frescoes with small ceramic tiles.
Here are only a few examples of all the street art that you can enjoy in Barcelona. As you can see, there are more than just paintings—many different techniques embellish the city. Come with ease on a High-Speed Renfe-SNCF train, discover it yourself and share your little findings with us!