Street graffiti in Barcelona

Everything is so well done in Barcelona, its no surprise that even the graffiti is beautiful. Walking around the gothic quarter and El Born, many of the metal doors that close in front of the storefronts are vividly painted with bright colors, in stark contrast to the stone walls and architecture that line the streets.

As the day moves through siesta in into the evening hours, the palette evolves. Stores open and close, and with them the artwork appears and disappears from the street side. One can walk past the block three times in one day and see three different sets of stores open with different artwork on each facade. It’s an amazing transformation that can only take place in a beautiful place like Barcelona.