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The Murals of Los Alcázares

Los Alcázares is a town on the Murcian coast which most people would drive straight past as they drive towards Cartagena, Alicante or Mar Menor. There is a very good reason for stopping off for a wander around – the murals.

Los Alcazares Murals

A few years ago a group of artists from La Compañía De Mario decided their town needed a bit of sprucing up. They got together a team of 70 artists and set about painting murals around the town. Now there are so many that it is practically impossible to get around and see them all. A handy map has been produced and you can download it here.

 

We parked up in a few locations to see clusters of murals. They were not hard to find as they are massive! The local tourist office sometimes organise a guided bike tour to show you the best of the 140 murals which adorn houses over the entire town. Hopefully this slideshow of 40 of the murals will inspire you.

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The murals have been featured in a magazine specialising in street art and graffiti, On/off the Wall. So, what are you waiting for? Go stretch your legs and see this amazing open air art gallery.

 

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