I took a day trip to Granada last week. I misjudged how much moisturiser I would use in a 4-week stay, and so decided to head to the nearest city to re-stock. There is moisturiser cream available in shops in Alhama, the place isn’t that tiny, however I knew Granada was going to have more choice and I fancied a day in the city anyway.
However shopping doesn’t take me long and there was still a couple of hours to kill before my bus home. I decided to use it to hunt out street art.
Granada is not as chock-a-block with street art as some other cities, however there is still a fair bit to find. The Realejo barrio (the old Jewish quarter) is the main place to look.
Granada’s most famous graffiti artist is Raúl Ruiz, who goes under the name of El Niño de las Pintura (painting boy). You can see examples of his work everywhere, such as his take of the thinker, on the side of Molinos hotel.
He is also the person behind the drawing of Clash frontman Joe Strummer, which I tracked down last time I was in Granada (here).
In the same area is Santa Domingo school, which is covered with all kinds of pictures. This time not the work of El Niño, but rather a giant free-for-all.