Street Art in Valencia

Ultimate Guide to Street Art in Valencia

The street art in Valencia is awe-inspiring. And as much as I love to just wander the streets to discover new pieces of art, it’s fascinating to learn about the meanings behind street art. So I strolled through the city, especially the el Carmen neighbourhood, since that’s where most of the street art is located, and tried to look up the meaning of the art afterwards. In this article, I want to share some of the best street art in Valencia I found and the meaning behind them.

Street art by David de Lemon and La Nena
Collaboration of the artists David de Limón and La Nena in honour of a Valencian festival

The Great Akimbo

Graffiti Santa Margarida Borrás

Akimbo is a queer Spanish artist who focuses on queer mythology and history. Their style is futuristic and otherworldly. In Valencia, you can admire their first big mural. It was created as part of the art festival Intramurs in 2021. The alien-like person on the mural is inspired by Margarida Borrás. She was the first transgender woman in Valencia who got executed in 1460 because of her identity. In the mural, she is transformed into a future deity with galactic eroticism. She holds a rope, with which she was executed and turns it into new life.

Hyuro – Escif

mural of a woman painting the eternity sign on a wall
X Siempre Hyuro

This piece of street art in Valencia is located opposite the botanical garden. It was just around the corner from our apartment and every time I walked past it I felt drawn to it. And after reading the meaning behind it, it became even more special.

The piece has the name Hyuro on it, but it’s not painted by Hyuro. It’s painted by Escif in memory of the street artist Hyuro, who passed away in 2020 because of leukaemia. Hyuro’s real name was Tamara Djurovic. She was originally from Argentina, and during her studies, she moved to Valencia and ended up staying in the city. You can find murals by her all over the world, but particularly in Spain. In her works, she voiced issues like gender-based violence by portraying faceless women in an overscale dimension.

A few days later I accidentally stumbled upon a mural by Hyuro and recognised it immediately, even before I read her name. The headless woman represents Jane Jacobs as you can read on the orb she’s holding. Jane Jacobs is known for her community-based approach to building cities.

Mural by Hyuro
Murals by Hyuro are easily recognisable

Stillo Noir

Mural of a black and white pattern, with some rainbow streaks
After Pride Month

Tanya Heidrich is the artist behind Stillo Noir. She transfers what she sees in the world into black-and-white patterns and creates unique designs.

In Valencia, you can find this mural, which was painted after Pride Month. It’s supposed to draw attention to the fact that it’s not enough to celebrate the queer community one month per year and to forget or even marginalize them the rest of the year. She wrote an amazing description of her thought process on her webpage, you can read the full article here. In it she expresses her wish for the mural:

I hope this mural can act as a little sign of validation, a little token of our community, to people who need it 365 days of the year.

Stillo Noir


realistic street art by Dridali

Behind the name, Dridali is the Valencian-born street artist Adrián Mateo. His art portrays faces in a hyper-realistic style. He tries to not only capture real-life faces but also capture their emotions.

I try that my work is not a simple reproduction of a photograph, my main objective is to represent the perfect expression of the person portrayed, turning the public space into a space for reflection. I am lucky to paint in the largest museum of the world: the street, the one that allows entry to all citizens, regardless of gender, economic situation or religion



Combination of Latin American and European art
Combination of Latin American and European art

Disneylexya is originally from Chile and creates colourful murals which combine mythology with modern symbology. They contain medieval European bestiaries, Latin American aesthetics and elements of the Chilean street art scene from the 70s. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find more information about this specific piece, but I like the colours and patterns a lot, so I wanted to add it to my list.

David de Limón

If you walk around and have your eyes open for street art in Valencia there’s no way you can miss David de Limón. He is the artist behind the masked person you can see everywhere. There was much discussion about what the masked man means, many people see a ninja in it who sneaks around the city and can pop up everywhere. In an interview with Le Cool, David de Limón clarifies the true reason behind the masked figure: (auto-translated by Google)

In reality, he didn’t mean to be a karateka or a ninja, he is a masked character who is dedicated to painting on the streets and who represents my signature. It is masked because despite the acceptance that Street Art and graffiti have today, they are still somewhat vandal-eous and so you have to hide or hide.

David de Limón

There are so many of those masked men in Valencia, I tried to take a picture of everyone I saw and count them. You can see how many I found in my unusual things in Valencia list.


Xelon creates a universe with robotics in his artwork. In this way, he tries to bring sensitivity and humanity, with a hint of humour, to our everyday lives.

In the future robots will be more human than humans, simply because humans are ever less sensitive and robots will continue being programmed to be human.


You can not only find Xelon’s art outside on the street but also in the CCCC museum in Valencia. The Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea museum is a modern art museum in el Carmen with free admission. In the museum, he contributed to the exhibition on climate change. You can still see his works for “Emergency on planet earth” in the toilets. So don’t miss out on going to the toilet if you visit the museum!

El Rey De La Ruina

Colourful graffiti by El Rey de la Ruina
Stay Weird!

The artist behind El Rey De La Ruina is based in Madrid, but you can find some of his work in Valencia and other cities as well. The King of Ruin, as his name translates to English, wants to bring people to reflect and question the established.

This colourful piece in Valencia celebrates everyone who is different. In the artist’s own words:

I dedicate it to all the non-conformist people who create their own path, who question the rules. Long live the difference! All power to the weirdos

El Rey De La Ruina


Astronaut with an astronaut inside and so on
Three-dimensional street art by DEIH

DEIH is one of the most famous street artists in Valencia. Most works you can find by him are space themed. With this space theme, he tries to express the difference between people’s perspectives. The perspectives are sometimes so different, they might as well be from different worlds and still, people try to find a common denominator.

Recently, I’ve been developing a project called “The Insider,” which is part of an introspective investigation of my feelings and life. I draw my inner life as I consider my relationships with others and myself. Thus, I understand science-fiction representational codes as a way to achieve (to construct) a personal truth.


DEIH takes the meaning of street art to a new level with this three-dimensional piece of art, as you can see in the picture. In this work, you can see his take on perceptions especially well.

Barbiturikills and Sr. Marmota

Mural about agriculture right next to an urban garden
Mural about agriculture right next to an urban garden

One thing I really like about street art in Valencia is how intertwined the different artists are. Many artists have very unique styles, so you immediately recognise their work in cooperations. Barbiturikills for example is known for her bunnies, with which she expresses her motto as an artist: “Revolution, love and humor”.

You can easily see Barbiturikills’ part in this big mural which she created with Sr. Marmota. The mural itself is located right next to an urban garden and it is “A tribute to agriculture and the generosity of the Valencian land”.

La Nena

hourglass with birds and a paper boat flying out
The boat of time

There’s not much information to be found online about La Nena and the meaning behind her art. But since you cannot walk around Valencia without finding a piece of this artist sooner or later, I wanted to include her in this list anyway. She is a female street artist from Valencia who describes herself as a visual poet. You can find multiple collaborations of La Nena with David de Limón.


Appreciation for the Red Cross graffiti
Appreciation for the Red Cross

This piece of street art in Valencia is a bit different from all the others. It’s clearly a commissioned piece by the red cross, but it shows the appreciation and importance of street art in Valencia. The art collective created a 60-square-meter piece of art on the walls of the Valencian red cross station.

highlighting the great humanitarian work of the volunteer team and people employed in the center and expressing the needs in many corners of the world and humanitarian solidarity towards the most vulnerable groups.


Map of Street Art in Valencia

You can find a lot of street art in Valencia by just walking around. In case you want to make sure not to miss the ones I wrote about, you can find the locations on this map.

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Street Art in Valencia

The pieces of street art in Valencia I mentioned in this article are by far not the only ones you can find. I just chose the ones which I stumbled upon, which are credited by the artist and where I could find sufficient information about the artist and the art online. There are numerous other beautiful murals you can admire though. And you can try to discover the meaning behind them yourself or try to come up with your own interpretation.

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    1. Yes, there are truly talented artists in Valencia and I love that you see the art on the street and you don’t have to go to a museum to see it!

  1. A very comprehensive guide to the street art of Valencia. I found the masked men of David de Limon very fascinating. I like how he portrays the idea that an artist needs to stay hidden. Thank you for this virtual tour!

  2. As a massive fan of street art, this was a great read. I was interested to read your bio about each artist. I think my favourites are Akimbo and Deih. Do you have a favourite?

    1. It’s really difficult to say but I think my favourite is Akimbo as well. When I first saw their piece I just thought it was a weird alien but learning the story behind it was so interesting.

  3. I love street art tours and this is a great collection. Lots of great info about the artists and the pieces. Probably David de Limón’s and Stillo Noir’s pieces are my favourite 🙂

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