The street art of Barcelona

Smiling cat street art Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with a lot to offer. We've visited a number of times, and always feel that we have so much left to see. Although that’s no bad thing – a return journey to Barcelona is always going to be a pleasure!

During our time in Barcelona we've seen all kinds of art, from wanders in the Picasso museum to the magnificently wacky architecture of Gaudi, through to the incredible gothicness of the gothic quarter.

The other type of art that Barcelona was stuffed full of was of course street art, which is one of our favourite kinds of art.

We’ve somehow managed to whittle these down to some of our favourites to share with you in today’s post!

We’re big fans of this kind of art – some of it is quite frankly incredible – and it was a highlight of the trip to Berlin that I took back in 2010. If you do go to Barcelona then I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that tickles your fancy. Here are some examples from our trip to give you an idea of what is in store!

The street art of Barcelona

Street art breakwall Barcelona

Ok, so I’m not sure this can be classified as street art, being as it is on a breakwater. But it reminded me of some of the amazing art on the breakwaters of Australia’s coastline, so had to be included.

Red haired face and garage faces collage street art Barcelona

Doorways are a great place to spot street art – although you have to wander when shops are shut to get the maximum exposure!

Barcelona street art doors collage

Pop culture references Barcelona street art

Popular culture and famous characters can be found all over. Bonus points if you can name all the references in this post!

Andy warhol yellow street art skull girl wrapped up Barcelona

Speaking of pop culture, that chap in yellow seems familiar somehow…

Surreal street art Barcelona

Some of it is a bit more otherworldly…

Cat collage Barcelona street art

And of course street art, like all other art, is hardly impervious to cute kitties. And yes, I know that one of these images may be stretching the cat thing a bit.

Policital street art Barcelona

Naturally there’s some street art with a message.

Crazy street art Barcelona

Crazy Street art Barcelona collage 2

And finally, the I-have-no-idea-what-the-artist-was-on-but-I-kinda-like-it pieces!

Love street art


Further Reading For Your Visit To Barcelona

There’s a lot of information out there about visiting Barcelona – some we’ve written ourselves, plus some external resources. Below you’ll find some of the best of that content to help make the most of your trip to Barcelona.

And that’s it for our piece on street art in Barcelona. What do you think – are you a street art lover like us, or does it not tickle your fancy? Let us know in the comments below!

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