Valencia street art

One of the best things we did in Valencia was to take the street art tour offered by Free Tour Valencia.  It was phenomenal.  Our guide clearly loved the subject and wanted to provide us with as much information as possible.

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A brand new piece of art on the streets of Valencia.  You could still smell the paint.

She explained why the El Carmen neighborhood is so full of street art.  Take the tour and you can find out too.

She also introduced us to the art of several of the local artists.  We, of course, saw several of the ninja’s by David Di Limon.  The ninja’s are all over the city.  They’ve even been licensed to sell beer.

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Collaboration between David Di Limon and Krome.

We both loved the sci-fi art by Deih.

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Art by Deih

We learned that several of the prominent artists on the walls of Valencia are women.  I loved the art by Julieta, which always includes an Asian woman with her eyes closed.  Nobody is quite sure what to make of that.  Is she dead?  Is she sleeping?  Something else?

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Art by Julieta.

And, we both liked the work of Barbi, who always includes pink bunnies in her work.  She even includes some X-rated bunnies, just to show that women can paint anything.

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Art by Barbi.  Without any x-rated bunnies (I think).

If street art interests you at all, we highly recommend the tour.  You can walk around and see much of it on your own, but the tour provides another level of insight into the art.

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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