Barcelona is in the top 10 graffiti art destinations worldwide. While there are 100s of pieces we can talk about, this little list consists of 6 of our favourite street artists and street art pieces that you can find in Barcelona. For more, play any of our games and discover wicked art!
1. EL PEZ
El Pez is a world-famous street artist from Barcelona. He’s been decorating the streets of Barcelona since 1999 and today his recognisable fish characters can be found globally, from London to Bogota and beyond. Enjoy spotting his art on your city adventure!
Neighbourhood: El Poblenou
Debens is another Barcelona-based street artist. He started creating art when he was only 14 years old. When he was just starting out, he challenged the typical Barcelona graffiti style. Debens often combined geometric shapes with collages and parts of street furniture.
3. SIXE PAREDES
Sixe Paredes created one of the most iconic street art pieces in Barcelona. This large mural is located on the corner of the Carrer de Sant Pau and Carrer de la Riereta. It’s a tribute to Catalan artist Joan Miró (painter and sculptor).
Neighbourhood: El Raval
H101 is a globally known graffiti artist. He started making outdoor art in 2002, kicking off with political pieces, but then dedicating his art to less argumentative pieces for the past 10 years. His work is easily recognisable by its mix of psychedelic and tribal forms along with abstract shapes.
Neighbourhood: El Born/El Gotic
5. LA CARBONERÍA
La Carbonería is an abandoned coal factory, in the Eixample district. On the front facade, it has a huge mural of a hot air balloon. The building used to be one of the most famous squats in the city, but in 2014 the police evicted the residents. The building was scheduled to be demolished. Luckily, the city council reconsidered and re-categorised it as being of historic and artistic interest. Nowadays, it’s one of the most photographed murals in Barcelona!
6. CAN YOUR INNER CHILD COME OUT AND PLAY?
This beautiful piece is our personal favourite in Barcelona. This wall is located in the most historic neighbourhood of Barcelona, …. It’s definitely worth to visit and admire the outstanding blend of old and new.
Neighbourhood: El Gotic