COOLTOURSPAIN:  Madrid Street Art Tour: Explore Spaces Repurposed for Urban Art

Madrid Street Art Tour: Explore Spaces Repurposed for Urban Art

Madrid, Spain

COOLTOURSPAIN

Community-based cooperative

2-3 hours
From$19 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

COOLTOURSPAIN provides tours, road trips, and experiences throughout Spain and emphasizes collaboration with local artists and communities.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the street art scene in Madrid while supporting the local arts community.
  • Check out authentic graffiti with an artist-guided tour of Madrid’s Lavapiés neighborhood.
  • Discover street art in striking public venues repurposed by local community members with visits to La Tabacalera Tobacco Factory and El Campo de Cebada Plaza.

Tour revenue will be invested in developing school art workshops and repurposing unused spaces into art and cultural venues.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Wednesdays & Sundays

  • Start Time

    11 AM & 5 PM

  • Duration

    2-3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Light clothing

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 15

Tour Description

Dive into the vibrant world of Madrid’s street art scene with COOLTOURSPAIN’s artist-guided tour of the city’s best graffiti and street art.

Visit the Museo La Neomudéjar, which blurs the line between art venue and artwork with its blend of graffiti and other exhibits offered by a rotating selection of artists.

Explore the murals of La Tabacalera, a revitalized tobacco factory in the heart of the Lavapiés district that has been given a second life as a multicultural arts center.

Experience El Campo de Cebada, a once abandoned development site transformed into a plaza in which local community members host open-air movie screenings, festivals, concerts, and educational debates in the midst of some of the city’s most riveting street art. In the summer, these events are often hemmed by portable public gardens and even a sea of inflatable swimming pools.

3 Visitor Reviews

  • October 22, 2016

    I've always thought that travels and luck use the same path. After being in Madrid several times, I was looking for something different, that I have never seen before. Then, I was so lucky to find the StreetArt Tour at CoolTourSpain. Javier was not only an amazing host, like most of the Spanish people, but also a real Madridlenian guy who knows his city and his country and can tell you a lot about art, politics, social dynamics, cultural behaviors. I'm not an artist, not a graphic designer, but enjoyed every moment of the tour. 100% recommended.

  • June 1, 2016

    Really fab tour through which you can see novel off-the-beaten-track areas of Madrid. Perfect for any art lovers! Met some lovely people.

  • April 12, 2016

    It was really awesome experience, got to know a few more interesting places in Madrid. The guide was very knowledgeable and was willing to offer some additional info for the ones who were interested. Recommend it to everyone.

Tour Start Address

Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 28045, Madrid, Spain

How To Get There

Metro line 1 and all the Cercanias Lines to the Atocha Renfe stop

More About COOLTOURSPAIN

Mission

To heighten the Spanish street art community through tours and street art workshops.

Main Programs

  • Guide for festivals

  • Adventure trips

  • Road trip curated events

  • Street art workshop for schools

  • Visits to Madrid's top 4 underground areas

Awards & Recognition

Lonely Planet
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