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Street Art Guided Tour in Madrid provided by Cool Tour Spain

Street Art Guided Tour in Madrid

Street Art Guided Tour in Madrid
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 35071P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Visit to Muros La Tabacalera • Multilingual guide: English/ French/ Spanish
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
Teatro Valle-Inclán, Calle de Valencia, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain The guide will carry a COOLTOURSPAIN badge. Nearest metro station is Lavapiés.
Teatro La Latina, Plaza de la Cebada, 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain Nearest metro La Latina
Inclusions
Local guide • Visit to Muros La Tabacalera • Multilingual guide: English/ French/ Spanish
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Departure details
Teatro Valle-Inclán, Calle de Valencia, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain The guide will carry a COOLTOURSPAIN badge. Nearest metro station is Lavapiés.
Teatro La Latina, Plaza de la Cebada, 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain Nearest metro La Latina
Duration
2h
Return details
Teatro La Latina, Plaza de la Cebada, 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain Nearest metro La Latina
Additional information
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
La Tabacalera has restrictive timing during week days
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Teatro Valle-Inclán
    Calle de Valencia, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    The guide will carry a COOLTOURSPAIN badge. Nearest metro station is Lavapiés.
    See address & details
  • 1
    La Tabacalera de Lavapies
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Esta es Una Plaza
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Teatro La Latina
    Plaza de la Cebada, 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
    Nearest metro La Latina
    See address & details
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5.0
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Martyna G
Vilnius8 contributions
In a couple
Jan 2020
I was looking for an experience to discover Madrid in an alternative way and we found it. Javier took his time to explain the street art around Lavapies district, and showed us two food markets which we later visited on our own. Nice spots & recommendations. I wish the guided visit would have lasted longer. Recommended service.
Written 22 April 2020
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Hi Martyna, Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts about our experiences. On behalf of Javier, and the rest of the team, we hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with us.
Written 27 April 2020
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Jessica R
1 contribution
Great tour!
Dec 2019 • Friends
I would recommend this tour and company to anyone looking to learn about Madrid’s art and culture scene. Geraldo, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and nice and even walked us to a nearby taberna after the tour was over. I got to see lavapies through an artistic lens, which was super cool and not something I’ve ever noticed walking through the streets myself. You even get to spray paint your own souvenir. I would definitely go on another tour with this company.
Written 4 December 2019
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Hi Jessica, thanks for your valuable opinion. Is there anything that you would recommend us to improve during our services? Cooltourspain team members is always looking for perfection! Cheers,
Written 4 December 2019
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Candace K
1 contribution
Opened my eyes to the street art in Madrid.
Nov 2019
I was impressed. Our guide was charismatic and knowledgeable. He shared what he knew, mentioning the artists by name and their trademarks. Many of us asked specific questions and he was able to go into depth when answering. The size of the group and pacing was great. It was interactive because we got to spray paint a stencil. The time flew and I would willingly go on a half-day tour to learn more.
Written 30 November 2019
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Hi Candace! Thanks for your kind comments. Gerardo and the rest of Cooltourspain team really appreciate your time. We hope to see you soon in another street art tour in Madrid. What about the Malasaña graffiti guided visit? Cheers,
Written 4 December 2019
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A.n.n.a.
2 contributions
A different face of Madrid - worth seeing!
Nov 2019
The tour with Patricia was very informative. She managed to show a different side of the beautiful city including its authentic grassroots artwork and initiatives as well as explained some of the social issues. Loads of thought-provoking street art and first-hand accounts, real stories combined with vast knowledge were the highlight of the tour. Flexibility and responsiveness to the group's needs make Patricia a great guide. Streetart side of Madrid is worth seeing!
Written 5 November 2019
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Voyage685605
Hi there! Thanks a lot for your comments. Patricia and the rest of Cooltourspain really appreciate your thoughts, and we wish to see you again in the near future on our street art Madrid bike tours.
Written 6 November 2019
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Ben S
1 contribution
Great Tour!
Oct 2019
A super interesting walk through Lavapiés. Javier, our guide, was great, and showed us a variety of art while explaining what we were seeing
Absolutely recommend!
Written 11 October 2019
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Hi Ben! Thanks for your time in writing this review. We appreciate all the comments from our guests, even more when they include those areas/things in which we need to improve! Cheers.
Written 13 October 2019
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micragirl50
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Visit to one of the world's coolest neighbourhoods
Sep 2019
I decided to do this tour instead of going to the Prado! We have a lot of Street Art in Melbourne where I live so thought it would be interesting to learn more in another country. What I didn't realise was I'd also be learning more about Lavapies, a socially diverse neighbourhood, judged to be one of the world's coolest in 2018. I would certainly have been unlikely to come here without the tour. Our guide was great (sorry I don't remember her name but she came from Venezuela). She was very approachable ad answered lots of questions. Showed us all sorts of art, gave interpretations and information about the people and techniques behind them. She knew her stuff. Great value for money, and great to be out in the open air. Highly recommend and I think I came away with far more than if I'd gone to the Prado...
Written 30 September 2019
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Patricia, and the rest of Cooltourspain's team, really appreciate your kind comment. As social activists we are, we try to interpret what the artists paint in the streets. Lavapiés is obviously the opposite from Prado Museum, and our guides proudly explain what are the problems existing in the neighborhood! We hope that you liked our service & keep on visiting cities through its street art and graffiti. Just like you did in Madrid, our beautiful and colorful city. Cheers,
Written 30 September 2019
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papanobel
1 contribution
Graffiti
Sep 2019
Today, the students and the English teacher have gone to a walking Street Art tour from Lavapiés to La Latina. We have watched an enjoyed the works of many graffiti artists with Javier, a profesional and wonderful guide also. He has explained us the cultural activities in the neighborhood. For me it has been an instructional morning. I have enjoyed it a lot. I hope to repeat this cultural activity again.
Written 5 September 2019
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Hi there! How are you doing? Thank you very much for your interest in participating again in our street art tours in Madrid. Should we inform you about when is the next street art Madrid bike tour? This may be of your interest! Cheers also for your kind comments. Looking forward to meeting you again. Javier
Written 5 September 2019
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Begoña A
1 contribution
A great experience!
Sep 2019
Today we have done a street art tour with Cooltourspain in Lavapiés area, with Javier, an exceptional guide. It has been a very interesting visit and Javier have showed not only the work of several artits but he also explained us the meaning of some paintings and the history of the neighborhood. I’m from Madrid and I had never imagined that in a neighborhood there were so many graffities mixed with street art. I loved it. It is a totally recommended tour.
Written 5 September 2019
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Begoña, we are glad to read your opinion. Thank you very much. It is such a challenge to surprise a person being born and raised in Madrid, and we think we achieved it with you. Keep on observing the streets with this particular point of view from now on. Talk to you soon, Cooltourspain's team.
Written 5 September 2019
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Ana Rosa R
1 contribution
STREET ART WITH STICKERART, GRAFFITIES. URBAN ART.
Sep 2019
An interesting city walking tour through urban art in Lavapies in a multicultural neighborhood. We discovered a lot of streets with stickerart, pastes-up, graffities, and the walls of the Tobacco Factory.
Our guide, Javier, is very kind, professional and offered us all kind of details about the artists and their art techniques. He showed us that art is not only contemplation, but also an act of transformation, a gaze of the continuos evolution of our society. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 5 September 2019
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Ana Rosa, such a pleasure reading your charming comments. It seems that you remember all the details that we shared during the street art experience. As we were mentioning during the activity, we put emphasis on the educational part that graffiti has. Thank you very much. See you soon.
Written 5 September 2019
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irietta_iria
1 contribution
Otra forma de arte / a different way of art
Sep 2019
It was my first street art tour and I have to say the experience was very passionate. I learnt a new way to watch the street art that surrounds me in this city. Javier, our guide, was very helpful. He showed us the materials used in street art and details about the painters while explaining what the artists want to express. It´s like realizing there is art anywhere. Amazing!!
Written 5 September 2019
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Hola Irietta. We appreciate you taking your time to write a review about our guiding services. It's been 3 years of work in which we do not only talk about the best street art around Lavapies, but we also speak about the problems affecting the Spanish society. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Javi
Written 5 September 2019
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carlosmR5658AG
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Nice one!
Very nice and original tour bike to discover new hidden places related with underground culture. Electric bikes are
irina_pskov
irina_pskov
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Really cool tour
The tour guide - a girl from Sourth America is a great story-teller. She knows a lot of artists herself and histori
Richard254
Richard254
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Highlight of our visit to Madrid!
A fascinating and insightful couple of hours with Javier in a group of four. Much more than a recitation of facts a
689iana
689iana
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Must do
Completed the tour with my kids. Javier was superb - a great approach to teaching. Especially for the kids. Knowled
Ronny S
Ronny S
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Javier is the best!
He knows so much about the town, the history and the colture. He knows all the cool, unique places to go in your va
stefaniajeggli
stefaniajeggli
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Madrid Street Art
Great Tour, just a MUST in Madrid... a young Enterprise with a good guide, thanks Javier! Lots of Informations with
Scenic545662
Scenic545662
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Must see
It was great, different, with the best quide Javier! Who didnt done this before, must do! So many interesting stori
Activimo
Activimo
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Highly recommended to see the diverse and colorful Madrid
The streetart tour is a great enrichment for every Madrid visitor who is interested in experiencing the full range
Reut B
Reut B
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Great!!
As a tour guide in madrid i was looking for someone who will show me a different place in madrid. Javi took us to s
Steve R
Steve R
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Great expérience !
Wonderfull morning with Javier Great guy, really friendly and really passionnate about his subject and vis projec
kathrine84norway
kathrine84norway
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This tour was big highlight for me in Madrid
100% recommend this guiding tour with Javier- a super nice and genuin guy and its easy to see he is passion about s
jrscoupe
jrscoupe
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Street art tour
A good tour of areas of Madrid that I probably won’t have seen otherwise. Javier knew the local artists which was g
Gila S
Gila S
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great tour!
made by a great guy who writes and paints himself, born and raised in madrid, knows alot of the writers and the his
Yasmine G
Yasmine G
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Awesome street art tour
My friend and I had a great time on this tour. Javier was rally knowledgeable and made the trip super enjoyable!!!
dan5487
dan5487
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Very cool tour with a great guide!
I was here with a group of 14 in September 2017. Javier is a terrific guide. Very friendly and full of knowledge.