Street Art in Valencia – 19 of My Favorites

Escif

Exiting the metro on our first night in Valencia, we navigated through the tiny streets of the Mercat and El Carmen neighborhood. We seemed to be the only ones on the street. It felt a little post-apocalyptic, walking past abandoned lots, half crumbling buildings that didn’t even look to be under construction, and shuttered business with roll-down doors. This will all look different tomorrow I thought. And then we rounded a corner and saw our first (of many) Valencia street art.

There are several high-profile artists from Valencia (here’s a bigger list). Escif and Hyuro were two that I was able to start recognizing from their style. From our first night in Valencia, it became a fun surprise to round a corner in the old town and come across an amazing piece of art or graffiti or whatever you want to call it. I am by no means an expert on street art, but here are some of my favorites while in the city.

Graffiti Valencia - horse and snailHorse and snails on Carrer de Sant Dionis

Cat graffitiCat on Carrer de Salvador Giner

Rabbits and bananaAerobik Karaoke – bunnies and banana on Carrer de la Corona

HyuroHyuro – wolves and cars on the south side of the Central Market

Hyuro street artMore Hyuro street art – Gentrification – on Carrer de les Carabasses

DistraerseDistraerse (distracted) – more Hyuro near El Mercat

Escif ValenciaEscif in Plaza del Tossal in El Carmen, Valencia

el Carmen GraffitiThe neighboring wall – Moses with Euro and Dollar tablets and the most terrifying facial hair.

Colorful street art in ValenciaColorful street art didn’t seem as common as the contrast-heavy thoughtful pieces, which made some of these colorful lighter pieces stand out.

Anime & Dead streetartMore colorful pieces in El Carmen

Mummy graffitiThe size of this one on the side of a building on Carrer de Sant Miguel

Rolldown graffitiNothing fancy here, just a fun look at how the rolldown shop doors are used for advertising and graffiti when not rolled up for daytime business.

TigerKind of a strangely interesting one on Carrer de Guillem de Castro

Fairy tale graffiti
Fairy tale graffiti in el Carmen

Hot dog graffitiOne of three fast food pieces – hip! hop! don’t stop!

Valencia street art
“From here to fame” pizza

EscifThe Fast Food series by Escif 

Valencia graffitinear Plaza de la Merce

Thanks to Instagram, I was able to learn who some of these pieces were created by. I tagged them #valencia and #streetart and then got a few comments from strangers identifying the pieces as as Escif etc.

What’s your favorite street art city?