One of the things we loved about Sevilla is that we saw some great street art there. Although street art and graffiti can be found across the entire city, there are two areas that really stand out: the Poligono de San Pablo neighborhood and the east bank of the Guadalquivir river, between the Plaza de Armas bus station and the Puente de Alamillo bridge.

Street art in Sevilla

Poligono de San Pablo

Street art in Sevilla

To get to San Pablo and explore the huge murals that cover many apartment buildings in this neighborhood it’s best to rent a bicycle. It’s about a 15-20 minute ride from the city center to get there and the murals sometimes are a bit spread out. The highest concentration can be found around the corner of Avenida de Kansas City and Calle Éfeso near the San Pablo sport stadium.

Street art in Sevilla

These murals are the result of the Arte Para Todos (Art for All) project in 2010 to brighten up the old apartment buildings in this working-class neighborhood. 35 artist from across the world have left their mark here. Among them El Niño de las Pinturas, whose work we saw in Granada as well. We never imagined to find such great street art in Sevilla. They’re all amazing pieces of art.

Guadalquivir riverbank

One of the most impressive pieces of street art in Sevilla, however, can be found at the Plaza de Armas bus station. The image of a sleeping child by El Niño is even protected, so it may not be painted over. In the nearby skate park you’ll find a lot of graffiti.

Street art in Sevilla

Following the river north street artists have covered the concrete retaining walls of the Guadalquivir river with street art and graffiti. Having a bicycle here was also very convenient. We rode all the way to the Puente de Alamillo bridge and back, which was very pleasurable to do in itself. At the same time we could keep an eye out for the rowing races being held on the river.

Below are some more pics of street art in Sevilla.

Or read our blog about Sevilla here

Poligono de San Pablo

Guadalquivir riverbank

More street art posts:

Street art in Granada

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Eugénie Kerkhof

Curious about other cultures, loves Christmas, Indian food, Tibetan monasteries and reading Dwarsliggers. Enjoys connecting with deaf people all around the world.

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