Barcelona is an incredible city for street art where practically every metal gate covering a storefront has characters, lettering, stencils, or pasteups. It was visually one of the coolest places to explore because you had to constantly be looking - up, down, side to side. I've posted pictures and some notes about a street art tour done with Barcelona Street Style Tour. These are but a sampling of images I saw in the day and half I had to explore.
Complete set of Barcelona Street Art photos:
Some final thoughts - Street art and graffiti are illegal in Barcelona. These artists risk arrest and a fine of...I heard... 3000 euro. On some deep level I admire artists who must create and take risks to do so. I realize that naysayers talk about legality, vandalism, blah blah blah. I understand all this BUT - at the end of the day, the mosaic of colors, textures, and images ornament the city in a way that contributes to Barcelona being Barcelona. Barcelona is a rich, colorful, and vibrant city - in part - because street and graffiti artists contribute to the built environment, augmenting, coloring, and creating a language and aesthetic. It's really quite beautiful and inspiring.