A great shout-out to all the street art fans out there!
At HostelsClub we also adore creative and colourful pieces of street art work of the most talented artists. Street art represents the freedom to express yourself, to leave your own mark to the world and what’s even more great about it for a budget traveller – it’s free to enjoy! For the love of expressional and influential street art we wanted to present you one of the most recognised street artist in the vibrant city of Granada, Spain: El Niño de las Pinturas!
El Niño de las Pinturas is a 37-year old Spanish artist representing Granada, Andalusia. Known for his colorful and remarkable graffiti and paintings that often carry a message on the walls of the city, his works however are not well received by the authorities of the city. Despite (or because) of this, his art and fame made him one of the most famous street artist of Spain.
Wanting to bright up the rough and grey streets of Granada, el Niño de las Pinturas prefers to use vibrant colours on his art work and create heart and soul for otherwise rather blank streets of the city. The artist wishes to express the feelings and memories of life some people have already forgotten – such as hope, forgiveness, friendship and love.
You can easily find the incredible street art of el Niño de las Pinturas when you paddle down the end of Calle Molinos and head to Calle Vistillas de los Angeles.
For your visit in the picturesque city of Granada we warmly recommend these characteristic budget hostels:
White Nest Hostel offers comfort of a hotel for the price of a hostel and amazing common areas in a centrally located Albayzin district. Prices starting from 14.12 €.
Hostal Sonia in the very historical centre of Granada offers 24 fully refurbished and pleasant rooms. Prices starting from 21.64€.
Polaroid Siesta Hostel has large common rooms and comfortable beds in the city center of Granada. Ask for a free walking tour as well! Prices starting from 14.37 €.
For more cool street art photos of El Niño de las Pinturas, see his Facebook page.