In the afternoon, I left mom at the apartment as I went on a Street Art Walking Tour of the historically rich neighborhoods of El Borne and the Gothic Quarter with Barcelona Street Style Tour. Barcelona street art can be described as happy, bright, young, naïve, and childlike and it is fascinating that those found all over the walls of these two neighborhoods have been around for years, and some even decades. The free tour definitely opened my eyes to a lot of new (and creative) details visible at every corner and insights about other people’s lives and circumstances.
Urban artist in the city have limited options to display their work without getting in trouble, so there are fewer murals around Barcelona. Most of street art is relegated to doorways and persianas, commissioned by shop owners to offer breathing space for street culture.