Street art / graffiti tour in Valencia
During this tour we could see the old quarter of el Carmen and also some interesting graffiti.
We can start by the Serranos Gate that is one of the twelve that formed part of the ancient city wall (Christian Wall).
El Centre del Carme, –
The emblematic neighborhood owes its name to the church and Convent of el Carmen and as well to the adjacent square.
The monumental complex of this old convent illustrates, from its chronological complexity and diversity of artistic styles, important stages in the history of architecture in the city of Valencia.
In front of the Carmen Centre we will see “the tiny Haus of the Cats“.
A little further on we will find the centenary Plaza del Árbol, we can also visit the famous Mossen Sorell Market, with a wide range of gourmet products.
The Portal de la Valldigna
That is a portal of the 1400 that separated the Christian city of Morería from Valencia.
Nearby we can also see the remains of the Araba wall, that have been a National Historic Monument since 1963 with a large 11th century tower. It is completely integrated into the building, and it is made of masonry.
Walking through the neighbourhood of el Carmen is like doing it through the corridors of an open-air museum, where artists such as Blu, Escif, la Nena, Julieta, Deih, Xelón, Blu, Luís Lonjedo or Limón have left a trace of their talent.
Street art in Valencia has been transformed over time, going from being considered “vandalism” to being one of the most appreciated forms of modern art. It is a popular art and in many cases ephemeral.
We will see the so called now “the Street of the colours” the photograph of a Kiss. This is a well-known calle Moret, where several graffiti are represented on a 60-meter-long wall, “the mystery of a Kiss”, with the hashtag kissmeVLC and many more.…