September 12, 2017
| by Giovanni Colomo
23 reasons to participate in alternative tours in Madrid.
- You can live an experience as a local would do it. The alternative tours in Madrid experience will take you around Lavapiés, Embajadores and La Latina neighborhoods.
- Your monetary contribution will create a great impact in the local communities.
- More chances to discover the culture existing in the area where you will stay as explained by a madrileño.
By participating in the alternative tours in Madrid you will explore the non-commercial and non-touristic parts of town.
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Learn about the history of social and cultural self-sustained centers; places created for and by the people.
Receive insider information about the graffiti community: its history, the techniques used and the names of international, national and local artists who perform their artwork in the Spanish capital.
Create a stencil and put your hands to work. Is this the first time you use a spray can?
The graffiti experience will take you to local urban gardens considered by many as out of the bitten path.
Recall the name of the local artists who belong to the street art community in Madrid by pointing at any of their characteristics.
It is our goal that you detect the street art in town by yourself after experiencing the alternative tours in Madrid.
Which are the objectives set for the alternative tours in Madrid?
Improve your comprehention level. The street art tour in Madrid was designed by a group of teachers who carefuly developed a lesson plan for this activity.
Differenciate between a curated intervention and an illegal piece.
Guests will use their previous knowledge to describe the artwork featured during the alternative tours in Madrid.
Make inferences about the artists’ message and the political idea that lies behind their performances.
Visitors will be able to judge the artists’ work based on their interests & likes.
Tourists participating in the alternative tours in Madrid will imagine themselves as artists. What would you like to create and where? We will ask you for detailed reasons.
Taste the delicious local gastronomy. Forget about tapas and paella, go for the 5 stars-reviewed cocido madrileño or the irresistible flavour of callos a la madrileña.
Participants at the alternative tours in Madrid will interpret the political & social features that local artists include in their artwork.
Teachers who take their students to the street art tour in Madrid will integrate an educational activity in their lesson plans as teenagers will use English & Arts during the activity.
Those who want to experience a street art workshop in Madrid will design their own stencil and use spray paint.
Compare and contrast the different techniques that artists use for their interventions.
These are the benefits of our alternative tours in Madrid
Receive an insider guide of Madrid as you will collaborate with a project that will show you the culture in Spain
The income obtained from the experience will be used for the development of a Virtual Reality activity in Madrid.