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Discovering Street Art in Malaga

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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©2017 HollyDayz
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!

54 Comments

  • NikG

    Great pics! I love discovering street art in own town!
    #BLMGirl

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. So do I

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  • loveatanystage

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      So do I. So many cities have it, it is great to find them. I love it.

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  • Tanay Michele

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      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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  • Tomika Bryant

    I love street art. We do a mural tour in Philly and it’s amazing #blmgirls

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    • Holly Dayz

      So do I. I will have to check that out in Philly.

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  • Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady)

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      I know! I saw my name twice. I thought that was pretty awesome.

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  • Queen Thrifty

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      Street art is everywhere. I love finding it! I hope you find some on your trip too!

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  • Ty

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea they make for some great photos. There is some everywhere, love exploring and finding it.

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  • heartunderconstruct

    lovely pics & I really enjoyed your vlog! Sangria is bomb but you end up drinking so much to feel it!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it. Yea lol he was done after that sangria.

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  • mimicutelips

    So beautiful, so dope and so creative. This is my kind of space.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You are so right. I loved it too.

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  • thestyleperk

    Oh this street art is amazing! Love all of your pics and your vlog!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you so much!

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  • EG III

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      There were so many great pieces. It is such a beautiful place.

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  • TheMrsTee

    These are amazing!! I love how artwork is literally all around you! So colorful!!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is so colorful and pretty.

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  • Jennifer

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      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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  • sara | belly rumbles

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      You would really enjoy it then. It was pretty cool.

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  • Carolina Colborn

    Oh too bad…we were in Malaga in 2015 and I didn’t know about this!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully you will get the chance to go back.

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  • Ami Bhat

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      There were so many! Loved looking for each piece.

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  • Eva

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      So many cities have great street art. I was excited to find these pieces.

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  • beautyandthebumpnyc

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully some cool pieces.

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  • Katherine

    I love a good street art tour. These pieces are amazing! such great artist.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I really enjoyed finding them.

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  • TravellingDany

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      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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  • Our Seaside Baby

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      It is really nice. I enjoyed seeing them.

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  • RaW | Ramble and Wander

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea that one was really nice. I loved finding them.

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  • Ferna Mae Fernandez

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. I thought so too. They had some really nice pieces.

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  • Meg Jerrard

    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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    • Holly Dayz

      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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  • Ramona Collins

    This looks awesome. I’ve never been to Spain. The artwork is great. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Holly Dayz

      They have so much of it. Lots of really cool pieces.

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  • naila liaqat

    My folks were there last summer and that they told Maine of the attractive street art! Did you go searching for it piece by piece otherwise you found it on the street?
    And… ehm. The pigeons stuff didn’t sound appealing

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    • Holly Dayz

      I went to the area and walked around looking to see all that I could find. The pigeons weren’t appealing.

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  • Sophia Grace

    This is I called such a lovely art. Love this art & appreciate it.

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