Street art Saturday: Bilbao

This is the sixth episode of my street art series, this time from Bilbao! You can find links to the previous posts from the series at the bottom of the page.

We spent only a weekend in Bilbao. We went there last year in January and it was one of our favourite weekend breaks. If you can, go there. It’s an ideal city to visit just in two days. And even January can be warm – on the sun we were walking in short sleeves.

The best thing about Bilbao is its food, mainly pintxos (Basque for tapas), small snacks in a myriad or variations. Then the landscape – I like hills or mountains and Bilbao is surrounded by them. And there is also quite some street art to be found around the city, not even talking about the “real” art in the Guggenheim museum etc.

Let’s start with this scene. This bridge is on the Salbeko Zubia road just next to the Guggenheim museum. I love the graffiti, but also the colours and lines in the photo:

Street art graffiti Bilbao

Then we saw this crazy mural painting. And once we even spotted we were monitored by a couple of sheep! How peculiar.

Then we spotted a nice educational picture:

Educational street art, Bilbao

This is my second favourite graffiti from Bilbao (the first one is the one under the bridge). It’s a good example that it’s possible to nicely decorate otherwise boring public corners with graffiti. The drawing on the last photo is not really a graffiti but a nicely drawn shopping window cover, however I decided to include it too, because it is creative and very pretty.

 

That’s it from Bilbao. There might not be any Street art Saturday posts in the next two weeks, but I shall be back in March!

Meanwhile, check out my previous graffiti locations:

  1. Málaga
  2. Riga and Sopron
  3. Oslo
  4. Liverpool and Bristol
  5. Barcelona
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25 Comments Add yours

  1. CarMac says:

    It’s my city

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    1. Lucky you! It’s an amazing place.

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  2. This is a very interesting perspective, most travel pieces on here don’t focus on niche stuff like this. Now following, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks! Well, the reason I write just about a specific aspect of a city is because when I tried to write about the trip as a whole, I got overwhelmed – so much to write, about the sights, nature, culture, gastronomy… So I started to focus on one aspect only. So far it works 🙂

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      1. Sounds like a great idea, I hope you’re able to do something like that for everywhere you visit.

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        1. I hope so. For now I am just going through my archives, but if I go to a new place, I always try to bring some street art pictures back.

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        2. In that case I recommend Berlin (if you haven’t already been). The street art is pretty impressive there.

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        3. It’s definitely on my list.

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  3. Sierra Dawn says:

    I love the look of your blog and how its simplicity balances the wild creativity of the street art you write about. Very cool!

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    1. Thank you! Appreciated.

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  4. avolovers says:

    Oh dear, I love this. Street art is such a great form of art, it can reach to so many different people and influence so many lives.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your photos and adventure!

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

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