I LOVED LOVED LOVED my trip to Barcelona, Spain! There is so much beauty and culture wrapped into one city.  I loved visiting the gorgeous beaches, touring the city’s famous attractions (hello Gaudi!), an afternoon stroll through the Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso de Barcelona), and stuffing my face with Spanish tapas every day! I will say that everywhere I went, the painted shutters in Barcelona definitely stood out.

At the end of each day’s adventures, I would head back to my cute little apartment in the El Born neighborhood, which is located in between the infamous bustling boulevard, La Rambla, and the Arc de Triomf at the end of the gigantic recreation area, Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella). My apartment was right outside of a beautiful church, la Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and there are tons of surrounding shops in that area. On the way there, I would see most of the businesses locking up for the night and slowly pulling down their shutters to close up shop. Once the shutters were closed they revealed the coolest street art style paintings that I don’t think I have seen anywhere else that I have been in the world.

I was so impressed by the painted shutters in Barcelona that I would hang around to take photos of some of the shops once they were closed, right before sundown. I came up with a pretty decent collection! Here are some of the coolest photos that I captured below!

Painted shutters in Barcelona, Spain

Have you seen these anywhere else in the world? I’d love to visit another place with this kind of street art!