Estepona - Murals

Estepona Murals are a work in progress - photo from Estepona Town Hall
Estepona Murals are a work in progress - photo from Estepona Town Hall
See Map of Estepona Murals

RUTA DE MURALS

by Marianne Hill and Chris Chaplow

Estepona has a ‘La Ruta de Murales Artísticos de Estepona’ (Estepona’s Route of Artistic Murals) which was an iniciative by the local council and the mayor, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano that was started in September 2012.

The objective was to enliven some of Estepona’s forgotten neighbourhoods and it was hoped that the series of murals spread across the town would help put Estepona on the tourist map and make it a cultural destination. This has been a successful initiative and there are now 45 murals in a wide variety of styles. Tourists and residents alike  enjoy looking at the murals.    Some are eager to follow the whole route and view every mural.

The Tourist Office hav published a map that shows where the murals are located. Download PDF.  

Listed below are the 45 murals (as February 2018) with explanations presented in aproximately chronological order.

the murals

La VenusLa Venus

‘La Venus' can be found in the Barriada Mar y Sierra. It is 120 m2 and was created by Ana Cecilia Salinas in September 2012.

 

Estepona BermejaEstepona Bermeja

Estepona Bermeja’ is in the Barriada de Los Televisores and is the second work by Ana Cecilia Salinas.

 

 

La Casa de la Buena GenteLa Casa de la Buena Gente

La Casa de la Buena Gente’ (The House of the Good People) is by Conchi Alvarez. It is in Barriada Tres Banderas, measures 80 m2 and it was inaugurated in January 2013.

 

 

Pasen y VeanPasen y Vean

‘Pasen y Vean’ (Come and See) can be found in Calle Goya and is a collaborative work by local artist Elena Aguilera with Alejandro García and Manuel Aguilera.

 

 

Almas del MarAlmas del Mar

‘Almas del Mar’ (Souls of the Sea) can be found on Avda. San Lorenzo by local artist Blanca Larrauri

 

 

Tiempos de ClaridadTiempos de Claridad

Tiempos de Claridad’ (Times of Clarity) is the third mural by Ana Cecilia Salinas and it was created in May 2013.

 

 

La Mirada de un NiñoMadre Amorosa + La Mirada de un Niño

‘Madre Amorosa’ (Loving Mother) and ‘La Mirada de un Niño’ (The Eyes of a Child) are both by Francisco Alarcon and are located on Calle Terraza in Barriada Primavera.

 

 

Estepona Siglo 21 Estepona Siglo 21

‘Estepona Siglo 21’ (Estepona 21st Century) is located in Plaza ABC. The mural was created by Nestor Prada García and it was inaugurated in June 2013.

 

 

Fundacion Antonia GuerreroFundacion Antonia Guerrero

‘Fundacion Antonia Guerrero’ (Antonia Guerrero Foundation) is by Joaquín Fabian Aguilera Diaz and was inaugurated in October 2013.

 

 

Una Flor de FuturoUna Flor de Futuro

‘Una Flor de Futuro’ (A flower of the future) can be found on Calle Nuestra Señora in Barriada Los Remedios. This mural is by Jose Fernandez Rios and was inaugurated in November 2013.

 

 

Fishing DayFishing Day

‘Dia de Pesca’ (Fishing Day) was created in January 2017 and can be found in Barriada Isabel Simon. This is the second mural by Jose Fernandez Rios and it is one of the biggest murals in Spain.

 

 

Azul y PlataAzul y Plata

‘Azul y Plata’ (Blue and Silver) was inaugurated in April 2014 and can be found on Avenida Libertad in the Barriada Blas Infante. It depicts a seabed scene which includes sculptures of fish, jellyfish, sea urchins and seaweed made out of galvanised steel.

 

 

Azul y Mar – Emociones LiquidasAzul y Mar – Emociones Liquidas

'Azul y Mar – Emociones Liquidas’ (Blue and Sea – Liquid Emotions) is located on the wall of the Conjunto Residencial Jardines del Carmen on Calle Guadiaro. It measures 60m.sq and was created by the artist Antonio Javier Infantes Lopez.

 

 

Keep On TrackingKeep On Tracking

‘Keep On Tracking’ was inaugurated in July 2014 and is often mistakenly called Keep On Trucking. On some of the guide maps it is labelled as such but on the plaque beneath the mural it is clearly named ‘Keep On Tracking’.

 

 

Angel, El BuceadorAngel, El Buceador

‘Angel, El Buceador’ (Angel, the Diver) was created in August 2014. The mural can be found in Barriada Tres Banderas and it is a work by the French artist Eric Aman whose art work is featured in cities all around the world.

 

 

SalartijSalartij

‘Salartij’ is located in Barriada Blas Infante and is the second mural by the Moraga collective comprised of inmates from the prison in Alhaurin de la Torre.

 

 

Regando el JardinRegando el Jardin

‘Regando el Jardin’ (Watering the Garden) is the third mural by Jose Fernandez Rios. It was inaugurated in November 2014 and is located on Avenida Andalucia in Barriada de las Fuerzas Armadas.

 

 

Aires de MusicaAires de Musica

‘Aires de Musica’ (Air of Music) is by the artist Blanca Larrauri and is situated in Plaza San Fernando.

 

 

La Poda de la BuganvillaLa Poda de la Buganvilla

'La Poda de la Buganvilla' (Pruning the Bougainvillea) is the fourth mural by Jose Fernandez Rios. The mural measures 300m2 and it is the biggest vertical murals in Spain.

 

 

La Huerta de IreneLa Huerta de Irene

‘La Huerta de Irene’ (Irene’s Orchard) was inaugurated in April 2015 and is a work by local artist Encarna de Hoyos.

 

 

Isa Kitty IIIsa Kitty II

Isa Kitty II Located above a hairdressing salon on Calle Calvario this mural was privately commissioned by the owner of the salon.

 

 

La Huerta de Irene4m

4m Inaugurated on the 12 June 2015, this mural is inspired by the actress Scarlett Johansson.

 

 

Sin Memoria No Hay HistoriaSin Memoria No Hay Historia

Sin Memoria No Hay Historia Located in Barriada Solis and inaugurated on 24 June 2015 this mural covers two walls on either side of a street facing onto Calle Dos de Mayo..

 

 

San Isidro LabradorSan Isidro Labrador

San Isidro Labrador Inaugurated on the 30 June 2015 this mural is dedicated to Estpona's saint, San Isidro Labrador.

 

 

Reflejos del JardinReflejos del Jardin

Reflejos del Jardin aptly named reflections of the garden. Located on Calle Salvador Dali, this mural was commissioned to complete the Botanic Park.

 

 

Refugee ChildrenIn Memoriam
'In Memoriam' was inaugurated on 11 August 2016 and is a collaborative work by Pilar Castañon and Maria Romero. The mural was created to reflect the immigration situation being experienced in Europe.  

 

 

Quijote en el Siglo XXIQuijote en el Siglo XXI

Quijote en el Siglo XXI was inaugurated in January 2016, Quijote en el Siglo xxi commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes.

 

 

6 Segundos de Oscuridad6 Segundos de Oscuridad

6 Segundos de Oscuridad, suitably, for its location, the mural depicts a 30m high lighthouse and the title refers to the time that the sea is in darkness during the time it takes for the illuminating beam of the lighthouse to revolve.

 

 

Sueños de libertadSueños de libertad

Antonia Guerrero - Suenos de Libertad (Dreams of Freedom) commemorates 20 years of the Antonia Guerrero educative foundation. This romantic mural depicts two figures, it embodies Antonia Guerrero in her youth and a goldfinch which symbolises her dreams of freedom.

 

 

Desde el Mar
Desde el Mar (from the sea) 
is a 200 m2 mural  by José Fernández Ríos painted on the Instituto Monterroso (Monterroso Secondary School)  It is a hyperrealist architectural optical illusion. You can see a porch and a marine background with elements from the crest of Estepona. These are the sea, fishing boats, Sierra Bermeja and watchtowers. The mural can be seen from two different perspectives. .


Sin Titulo
An untitled work by Juanjo de San Pedro located inside Auditorio Felipe VI which can only be seen when the theatre is iopen to the public.


Quijote en el Guernica
Quijote en el Guernica (Quijote in Guernica) is by Curro Leyton and located at Colegio María Espinosa, in Calle Virgendela Cabeza.  The 12m by 6m mural revises one of the most important works of modern art by including the resized figure of the character "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes. The artist commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Guernica painting by Pablo Picasso with Don Quiote. This unites in a single work two of the most important artistic symbols of Spain. It has dimensions of twelve six meters.

Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'
In July 2017 the 'I Concurso Internacional de Murales de Estepona'  ('Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017')  took place.  A pre-selection of proposals from 70 artists had been evaluated in the Spring and during one week in July ten simultaneous murals were painted.  


El Bosque del la Maravillas
El Bosque del la Maravillas ( The wonderful forest) is by Zosen y Mina Hamada and located in upper part of Calle Terraza, 152.   The visiting artists are form Japan and Argentina and live in Barcelona.    Their passion for color and free forms has lead them to collaborate on various murals. Their works include murals, painting on material, and illustrating books.    This mural won first prize in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

Hola
Hola (Hello) by Edmond. Located at Colegio Ramón García on Avenida Juan Carlos I. Edmon was born in Malaga and resides in Estepona. This is the artists first mural.  This mural won first prize as young artist in the 'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

Sin titulo
Untitled Mural by Efrén Calderón from Melilla. Located in Plaza Juanito Valderrama, Camino Padre Cura 6 in the Huerta Nueva district.  The artist Efren has spent years in the world of graffiti.  This mural won the second prize of the 'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

La Imagen Vuelta
La Imagen Vuelta
 (The image returns) by Fernando Clemente is located in Avenida Andalucía, 57. Fernando was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1975 and resides in Seville. .  Founder member of The Richard Channin Foundation.  The mural was included in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.



Paraiso Golf 
Paraiso Golf 
(Golf Paradise) by Manuel León is located in Calle Terraza, 168 (extention of Calle Teraza in Mar y Sierra district). Manuel is an artist who prefers to work in large formats. He is in constant search for the balance between abstraction and figuration.  This mural was included in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

Musas
Musas
(Musings) by of Eduardo Luque Doors, also known as Lalone. This mural is located in Avenida Puerta del Mar. The mural is part of a refined style spray technique. It features elements ranging from comic to film or photograph. This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

La Luna
La Luna   (the moon) is a mural by Malaga city artist Dadi Dreucol who studied at the Malaga school of fine arts.  Located in Avenida de Andalucía 67. Dadi's works are characterized by the use of a half - naked bearded man who represents a person who is not guided by the rules. This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

Llegando a tu destino
Llegando a tu destino  (Arriving at your destination) is a mural by DOURONE. The artists are Fabio López (Madrid) and Elodie Arshak (Francia). Their artistic name Dourone was created when Fabio began to create graffiti in 1999 and joined up with Elodieloll in 2012.  The mural is located on extention of Avenida  San Lorenzo 17.  This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

Jump into Blue
Jump in the Blue is a mural in Pasaje Poetas Andaluces by artist Ann Caz L, the German artist (Anne Marthe Mews) paints a refreshing mural where diverse masculine figures represent the sequence of a jump from a trampoline. This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

Freaks
Freaks is a mural by artista Rebelzer in Calle Barcelona 16. Rebelzer is from Hamburg was born in 1977 and became an artist in 1995. Rebelezer states that to be an artist signifies the pleasure to draw my own things, such as my monsters. This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

 

Agua
Agua (water) Mural in Calle Malaga, Edificio Salymar by Francisco Jesus Redondo Losada, born in Asturias in 1968.  The mural measures seven metres long and two  metres high   The artist decided to represent dolphins in the sea as a symbol of marine Estepona.  In 2010 Francisco won the  II Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño with a book illustrated by blind people. Since then he has focused artistic work in this area.   

This is the first mural with braille in Spain and is made from ceramic pieces.

This mural was included in the in the  'Inaugural International Mural Competition of Estepona  - 2017'.

 

 

Recuerdos Orientales
Recuerdos Orientales   (Eastern memories) is a 600 m² mural by the hyperrealist artist José Fernández Ríos. It is inspired by Moorish architecture and features elements of monuments and archaeological sites as well known as the Alhambra in Granada, Malaga Alcazaba and ancient city of Medina Azahara near Cordoba. The work has been painted on buildings in Plaza Antonia Guerrero, occupying front and side facades, creating an interesting sense of volume.

 

Porticos del Cielo
Porticos del Cielo
(platforms in the sky) is a mural by José Fernández Ríos. This work is of a building with a large window overlooking a forest. This 175 m2  trompe l'oeil plays with the architecture simulating the building is hollow and combining it with vegetation. It is painted in the hyperrealist style. Passers-by may think they are faced with a structure, a grove of trees and an intense blue sky.

 

 

Estepona Bermeja
Estepona Bermeja 
a thirty metre high mural by Ana Cecilia Salinas located in Calle Formentera   It is an allegorical work with references to chess (the Plaza de Ajadrez is nearby). The mural is dominated by the russet red hue reminiscent of the Sierra Bermeja mountain behind Estepona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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