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Itinerary
Begin your street-art themed exploration of Madrid from a location in the city center in either the morning or afternoon. Join your guide as you begin your excursion by heading to La Neomudéjar, located just a 5-minute walk from the trip starting point.

As you walk, pass by the ‘big-headed babies’ monument in front of Atocha train station as you walk past avante garde art center that now resides in the transport hub’s Mediodía metro station. The center is known for hosting a variety of photographic exhibits and gallery shows.

Continue your street art adventure by wandering around La Neomudéjar, a one-time power plant that used to help power the train station back in the 19th century. Today, a range of national and international artists like Himen, Ze Carrión, and Laguna626 have reclaimed the space. Many of the artists use their work to protest against Spanish article 626, a law which tries to penalize graffiti creators.

Proceed from La Neomudéjar to your second stop at La Tabacalera, a former warehouse used in the 19th century by over 1,000 workers to chop, shred and roll tobacco products. Today, La Tabacalera hosts a performance space, used by Madrid creatives to showcase dancing, singing and painting exhibitions. You’ll also take a trip down to La Tabacalera’s basement, where hundreds of street art projects and stencils line its walls.

Finish your trip by heading to ‘Campo de Cebada,’ (The Barley Field) a combination public gathering space and community art project. It owes its origins to Spain’s ’15-M Movement,’ during which the country’s citizens recaptured public streets and squares for communal use. While Campo de Cebada was once the home for a swimming pool, today local associations have reorganized the space into a gathering place for local residents to watch movies in the summer, listen to music or plant vegetables in a collective garden.

You’ll finish your tour at Campo de Cebada.
Locations visited
Centro de Artes de Vanguardia la Neomudejar
La Tabacalera de Lavapies
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Overview
Get a dose of Madrid’s ‘bleeding edge’ street art culture during this 3-hour investigation of the city’s diverse urban art scene. Discover murals in graffiti hotspots like ‘La Neomudéjar,’ located behind Madrid’s Atocha train station, ‘La Tabacalera,’ a former tobacco warehouse that today hosts a variety street murals, and ‘Campo de Cebada,’ a hybrid public space and community art project.
Highlights
  • Take a trip behind the scenes (and walls) of Madrid's thriving street art scene
  • Visit La Neomudéjar, a one-time power plant that today hosts work from street artists around the world
  • Explore La Tabacalera, a 19th-century warehouse that showcases a range of art exhibitions and artistic performance
  • View works by street artists like Himen, Ze Carrión, and Laguna626
  • Check out 'Campo de Cebada,' a reclaimed community gathering place and performance site
  • Great way to experience the surge of creativity and collaboration shaping Madrid's current street art scene
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Reviewed 9 June 2018
Amazing Street Art

Javier was a wonderful tour guide! His tour not only gave insight into some of the most well known and popular street art in Madrid, but he also provided the historical and social contexts for the art we saw. I would 100% recommend this tour...More

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Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cooltourspain, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks Chelsea for you review! I hope it helps us reach more audience!

Reviewed 5 June 2018
A great way to explore Madrid differently!

Javier takes you on this fantastic exploration of Madrid. The tour allows you to meet a Madrid you wouldn't have seen otherwise. Cultural, social, artistic, historic and current aspects of the city are explored through street art as well as via workshops in community centers....More

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Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cooltourspain, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you very much for erasing the review from the competence and take your time to review our street art experience in Madrid. We hope you had fun!

Reviewed 22 May 2018
interactive tour

The Cooltour Madrid with his carismatic leader has been an unforgettable experience in the spanish capital...Javier is multilingual, outgoing and a graffiti artist himself... the tour has a good flow and very interactive...Javier makes you partecipate to the talk, not like the normal guides...and halfway...More

Thank Alberto M
Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cooltourspain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Alberto! Thanks a lot for your review. I completely forgot to tell you that there is another Blu artwork by the river side. Maybe next time...

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile
Unique tour (book last minute if you’re solo so you don’t have to pay for two if no one else is booked on that day)

I did the street art tour as a solo traveller. Keen to go I booked about three weeks out. At the time it needed a minimum of two people to go ahead so I booked two tickets just for me. Although there ended up being...More

Thank Sarah C
Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cooltourspain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Sarah, thanks a lot for this constructive review. We have been paying attention to the stories behind the work. People like this! Thanks for your tip!

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Highly recommend!

What a great way to see a different side of Madrid. We did the Street Art Walk with Javier - owner of Cool Tour Spain on May 1. Since it was a holiday, many venues were closed, but that ended up enhancing the tour! Many...More

Thank Gizmon
Javier_Cooltourspain, Propietario at Cooltourspain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Gizmon! Thanks for taking a moment to write a review. That’s the best tip for me! Hope to see you again!

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