Discovering Street Art in Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain has some beautiful street art. Knowing this I made it mission to take time out during the day to find it. After talking a walking tour I asked the guide where I could find the area. She handed me a map and showed me. Turns out it wasn’t all too far from the Airbnb I was staying at. Even though I knew the area, it took a moment to find the actual streets, but once I did there was art everywhere.

Some art I found on the walking tour near the infamous El Pimpi. It was so beautiful and vibrant. The colors popped and the artwork felt like it was in dimensions. You can’t miss it and you can’t help, but to stop and see all of it. A flamenco lady with a fan, a horse, and more were very beautiful.

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After the tour and a little relaxation my friend and I took a walk over to an area called SoHo. All you need to do is walk around a bit and you will start to see street art all over and around. Some of the buildings house businesses while others are abandoned. There weren’t many people walking around as we strolled along the streets early/mid-afternoon.

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©2017 HollyDayz

You have to be careful when walking around the abandoned buildings. There are so many pigeons around and bird droppings on the ground. Luckily we didn’t get pooped on. I was afraid a bird was just going to drop one on me, but it never happened thankfully.

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©2017 HollyDayz

I even noticed a tagger who spray painted my name a couple of times. I thought that was pretty cool. Sometimes even finding my name on souvenirs isn’t too easy, so to actually see a tag was awesome. Also it is important to look up. We almost missed a couple of pieces because we didn’t look all the way up. We also ran into an amazing mural that just looked so cool.

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Mural ©2017 HollyDayz

There is so much to see. I am not sure how often they may change or not. I did notice some were painted over. I assume it is possible some may not be there at one point or another. There is a lot of construction going on in Malaga. I would assume if they did something with those abandoned buildings there is a possibility of them painting over some of the art. However it is a noted area to find street art even with placards around the area, so I would think art will always be around there.

 

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All the art is cool and a sight to see. If you are ever in Malaga I highly recommend checking out the street art and murals. To see more street art around Malaga, Spain, check out the vlog below!

50 thoughts on “Discovering Street Art in Malaga, Spain

  • July 25, 2017 at 1:03 pm
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    Great pics! I love discovering street art in own town!
    #BLMGirl

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    • July 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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      Thank you. So do I

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  • July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    Such beautiful photos! I love mural art. I live in Nashville and there is a ton of murals popping up around the city. You’ve given me inspo to explore this weekend.

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    • July 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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      So do I. So many cities have it, it is great to find them. I love it.

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  • July 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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    These pictures are beautiful! NYC is full of street art I never think to capture and share it. Maybe I’ll start.

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    • July 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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      Yea I know, my hometown is NYC. Tons of places to see amazing street art. Even if they did take down 5 points.

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    • July 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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      So do I. I will have to check that out in Philly.

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  • July 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    How cool is it that someone tagged your name on a building! HA! That would’ve definitely been a highlight for me! The street art is amazing!

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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      I know! I saw my name twice. I thought that was pretty awesome.

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  • July 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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    I love the murals I have a trip booked for Spain and I am looking forward to it. Detroit does mural tours there awesome a lot to see and enjoy.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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      Street art is everywhere. I love finding it! I hope you find some on your trip too!

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  • July 28, 2017 at 1:27 am
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    OMG!! I absolutely love the street art. I love all of your pics and they make for awesome selfies with them. I hear there is something like this in downtown LA.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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      Yea they make for some great photos. There is some everywhere, love exploring and finding it.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm
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      Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it. Yea lol he was done after that sangria.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm
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      You are so right. I loved it too.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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      Thank you so much!

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  • July 28, 2017 at 11:32 am
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    The street art there looks amazing!! I’ve heard good things about Malaga already so this makes it even more appealing as a destination.

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    • July 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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      There were so many great pieces. It is such a beautiful place.

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  • July 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm
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    These are amazing!! I love how artwork is literally all around you! So colorful!!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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      It is so colorful and pretty.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 7:05 am
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    Interesting. I wouldn’t expect so much street art everywhere in a place like Malaga. Admittedly, I don’t know anything about Malaga, but I envision it as a historic Spanish town and I wouldn’t think the city would want historic buildings being painted with street art murals. Perhaps I’m totally wrong in my impressions.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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      Well it isn’t everywhere. The street art is in certain locations. They actually allowed a certain area to display it.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    I have such a passion for street art, and I think Malaga would be so fun to walk around. How cool to see your name tagged!!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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      You would really enjoy it then. It was pretty cool.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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    Oh too bad…we were in Malaga in 2015 and I didn’t know about this!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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      Hopefully you will get the chance to go back.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm
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    These are indeed some stunning art pieces. Loved the concept in some of these. What precise detailing. Glad you could capture all these.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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      There were so many! Loved looking for each piece.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 5:56 am
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    Wow! This street art is amazing! Living in DC, I get to see a good bit, but it looks like you found some amazing work in Malaga!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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      So many cities have great street art. I was excited to find these pieces.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 9:25 am
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    Beautiful street art you’ve found in Malaga. I am heading to Barcelona in November. I wonder what we will find?

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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      Hopefully some cool pieces.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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    I love a good street art tour. These pieces are amazing! such great artist.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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      I really enjoyed finding them.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    My parents were there last summer and they told me of the beautiful street art! Did you go looking for it piece by piece or you found it on the street?
    And… ehm. The pigeons stuff didn’t sound appealing 😀

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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      Oh nice that they got to see it too. I went to the area they were supposed to be in and then walked around looking to see what there was.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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    Wow, the street art is so colourful there! I’d love to go on a similar tour in Brighton or London 🙂

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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      It is really nice. I enjoyed seeing them.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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    The colours are so vibrant! I especially love the first one – a flamenco lady with a fan! So beautiful! Personally I find street art that showcase the local life and culture to be my top favourites!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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      Yea that one was really nice. I loved finding them.

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  • August 2, 2017 at 4:08 am
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    this is really amazing. i haven’t seen a street full of arts like this. I only seen very few arts to some streets that I have been to like a small village in Chiang Mai. Great captured by the way.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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      Thanks. I thought so too. They had some really nice pieces.

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  • August 5, 2017 at 2:36 am
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    Haha I love that you found a tagger who spray painted your name – so funny! Malaga’s street art scene looks vivid and bright, I love that you can find it from walking around and it’s not too hidden. Can’t wait to visit myself!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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      I thought that was really cool. Nope not too hidden at all. So many people knew the area and were able to tell me how to get there.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    This looks awesome. I’ve never been to Spain. The artwork is great. Thanks for sharing.

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    • August 13, 2017 at 11:28 am
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      They have so much of it. Lots of really cool pieces.

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