Poblenou Street Art Worth Checking Out


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If you’ve peeked at my Instagram feed, you’ll see that I’m a fan of Barcelona’s street art, especially around Poblenou. Every time I walk by, maybe every few weeks or so, I’ll catch new, eye-catching art that steals my attention + lands on my Insta feed.

And if you’re familiar with Poblenou, you’ll know this Barcelona district it was formerly an industrial area. In the 17th century, it became a center full of textile factories because of its nearby access to water. Today, you won’t see any functioning factories but quite a few abandoned, decrepit buildings.

Along with that, you’ll also see a revived and renewed area bustling with artists, creatives, art galleries, start-ups, and the nearby technological district, 22@.

While it’s not a central tourist area, Poblenou is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that’s attracting more and more people every year. And one thing to catch: The street art!  ➡ 

One street with ever-changing art is around the intersection of Carrer Selva de Mar and Carrer del Perú.

Each section of the wall is a composite image.

All of the art styles are completely different.

Looks like this says Osnam.

It’s a fish. It’s an ice cream. It’s a fish ice cream by Aggy Puff. 

This one just pops out + follows you even if you move left, right, or down the street. Much like those creepy paintings at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland (if you’ve ever been.) By Conse Buble.

Artists changing up the P-nou scene in action, baby.

Business on the top, party on the bottom.

If one of these artists is reading this, please come to my home and paint my walls, please.


La Escocesa is a creative center for visual artists. Now THIS mural I see in my living room!

Walk around Poblenou, you’re bound to find street art eye candy.

Copyright Justine Ancheta

You been ’round these parts of Barcelona to catch street art?

By Justine Ancheta

California native, churro aficionado, and mom of 3, Justine Ancheta writes fervently about Barcelona and Spain. Since 2008, she's been eating burnt onions (calçots) and tripping on cobblestones in the Gothic Quarter. She shares tips on popular attractions, exposes offbeat non-touristy spots, and gives insight on exploring Barcelona with kids. Her next Catalan culture challenge: top level of a human castle (castellers).

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