Street art in Malaga has a worldwide reputation
In this article, you’ll find the essential information on street art in Malaga :
- The origins of street art in the Lagunillas district of Malaga
- The 3 street art districts in Malaga
- The names of the main artists in Malaga
- Where is the Lagunillas district?
- Some useful links for your stay in Malaga
- Discovering land art in the province of Granada
- A photo gallery of 2023 street art in Malaga
The origins of street art in Malaga’s Lagunillas district
This district of Malaga, Lagunillas, has become famous for its street art. It got its name because there were originally lagoons here.
This neighbourhood is home to Victoria Kent, a famous lawyer, and Francisco Palma Burgos, a painter and sculptor.
Street art, or urban art, in this district was born out of residents’ discontent at their neighbourhood being abandoned by the local council.
In doing so, they put their neighbourhood on the map in the best possible way.
It is now renowned for its street art.
Many international artists have come to create frescoes or graffiti.
Below is a work by CoF, a famous Argentinian graffiti artist:
Places to see graffiti in Malaga
There are 3 main street art areas in Malaga:
- Lagunillas district
- Soho district
- the banks of the River Guadalmina.
For the last 2 sites, many of the frescoes were financed by the city council itself.
The names of the main street art artists in Malaga
Here are the best-known artists who have created graffiti or frescoes in Malaga.
Bogart, Tenis, Doger, Lalone, Makiniko, TV Boy, Le Petit Kaiser, Remed, Okusa San Miguel. But also: Andi Rivas, Obey, Wasabi, Sunico, Belin, Bohemio, CoF
Where can you find urban art in Malaga’s Lagunillas district?
Curiously, the Lagunillas district is just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
Go to Plaza de la Merced. Then walk past the house where Picasso was born and take the street on the left.
Ironically, the district’s inhabitants are now under pressure from property developers…..
You’ll find the residents’ response in the last graffiti, but before that a work by Doger :
It was Bohemio who took it upon himself to express the opinion of the local residents:
However, the graffiti in the Lagunillas district is always up to date. I really like this one by Aintzane Cruceta….
2 works of street art in the centre of Malaga
and another by Belin, right next to the Picasso museum – a must-see – …you can feel the inspiration 🙂.
Street art in Soho district
In this district, there are several works on entire building walls.
Sometimes they’re right next to each other. D Face‘s work below is right next to Shepard Fairey‘s:
In the Soho neighbourhood and, among other places, in the streets around the Teatro del Soho – Antonio Banderas’ theatre – there is an incredible variety of graffiti, some of it very poetic:
or by Aintzane :
Others are incredibly realistic:
This one was also done by Roa.
Some useful links for a stay in Malaga
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You will also find in this link many activities (aquatic, hiking, outdoor) around Malaga.
Finally, in this link you will find all the accommodation on offer in Malaga.
Discovering land art in the province of Granada
In the following link, discover the article on land art in Andalucia.
The site is located in the province of Granada, in Zafarraya.
A photo gallery of 2023 street art in Malaga
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