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Street Art Guided Tour in Madrid

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    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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    Departure Point
    Teatro Valle-Inclán, Calle de Valencia, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Teatro La Latina, Plaza de la Cebada, 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Visit to La Tabacalera
    • Campo de Cebada guided tour
    • Multilingual guide: English/ French/ Spanish
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • La Tabacalera has restrictive timing during week days
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    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!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 87ben
    Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cool Tour Spain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    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.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank micragirl50
    Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cool Tour Spain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    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...More

    Reviewed 5 September 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...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Javier_Cooltourspain, Director de Recepción at Cool Tour Spain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 5 September 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...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank AnaRosaR9
    Javier_Cooltourspain, Propietario at Cool Tour Spain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 5 September 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...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Javier_Cooltourspain, Gerente at Cool Tour Spain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

    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...More

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    It all depends on the little one; if he/she is used to walking it shouldn't be any problems. The pace is quite slow and it wasn't too far in all; a guess is that we walked around 3 km (~2 miles) in around 2 hours...
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