This blog post was originally posted on April 4, 2016 and was updated on July 7, 2017.
Malaga’s urban street art, MAUS (Malaga Arte Urbano SoHo) is mainly found in—you guessed it—SoHo, which is the area known as the Barrio de las Artes or the Art Neighborhood. It's 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, but over the last 50 years or so, it became a run down, less-frequented area of the city. Today, this rejuvenated area is home to fascinating cultural events and some of the best 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, start your time at the CAC and then wind your way through the streets of SoHo exploring the different murals. Some of them even have their own little plaques with a QR code so you can learn more about the work.
Make the most of your journey
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 that locals are proud of in Malaga, so make sure to take a walk and enjoy!
Photo Credit: Malaga Street Art Free Expression Walls