This blog post was originally posted on April 4th, 2016 and was updated on July 7th, 2017
MAUS- Malaga’s Urban Street Art
Malaga’s urban street art, MAUS (Malaga Arte Urbano SoHo) is mainly found in SoHo, which is the area known as the “Barrio de las Artes,” or the “Art Neighborhood.” It is part if a new initiative that grew out of a desire to reform the neighborhood just behind the CAC (the Center for Contemporary Art). The neighborhood was once an important bourgeois area with beautiful architecture, however over the last 50 years or so, it has gotten to be a run down, less frequented area of the city. Now this area is home to both cultural events and street art in Malaga.
The MAUS project offers more than just street art in Malaga.
There are a range of cultural events including photography, painting, sculpture, dance, theater and music. Along with the CAC, this initiative has served to transform the neighborhood and showcase Malaga’s vibrant art scene. Malaga’s urban street art is well worth a look, and if you’re not sure where to start, we suggest you begin your time at the CAC and then wind your way through the streets of SoHo exploring the different murals. In fact some of them have their own little plaques with a QR code so you can learn more about the work.
Our insider’s tip?
Make sure to download the map of where to find all the street art in Malaga. You can also find suggestions of what to do in SoHo after you enjoy Malaga’s Urban Street Art on the official website for SoHo Barrio de las Artes. This includes places to eat, where to stay, shopping, and cultural events. The artistic reformation truly is an initiative we are proud of in Malaga, so make sure to take a walk and enjoy!
Once you’ve finished checking out Malaga’s street art, don’t forget to join us on a food tour to sample the best bites and local wines from Malaga!
Abby has lived in cities all over Spain including Madrid, Málaga, Fuengirola, Sevilla and Barcelona and she loves traveling and tasting all this diverse country has to offer. Along with her husband, who is originally from Málaga, she writes the bilingual travel blog El Boquerón Viajero. Abby is also currently partner & director of communications for a Spanish travel agency called Auténtico Nueva York. She has recently become a mum & is looking forward to sharing all Spain’s bites with the next generation of foodies! Favorite Devour Tour? Catalan calçotada!