7 Nov, 2021 @ 12:45
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Art & freedom of expression ‘united’ in war against graffiti on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Los Arcos Sports Mural Cropped

ARTISTS and a local council have worked together to produce a stunning piece of art to refurbish the wall of a sports field in Orihuela.

Los Arcis Sports Mural
COLOURFUL: The new mural at bol Municipal in Los Arcos

The mural, by José Manuel Rodríguez and Sergio García, takes pride of place at Campo de Fútbol Municipal in Los Arcos, to the east of the city centre.

The wall had previously been covered in unsightly graffiti, and now shows interpretations of multiple sports and various emblems of Orihuela.

Los Arcis Sports Mural 2

Local Councillor for Sport, Víctor Bernabéu, unveiled the mural on Thursday, November 4, with a second piece of art planned for the coming months.

Additionally, modernization of the locker area and the entrance arch will take place.

Bernabéu said that, “This mural is a window that summarizes all the charms of Orihuela, from gastronomy to agriculture, through sports tourism with our beaches, water sports, the mountains and climbing routes, as well as heritage.”

Proclaiming, “Here we unite art and freedom of expression.”

READ MORE: City proclaims “Orihuela loves you” on International Pride Day on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Simon Wade

Fifty-something writer, traveller, F1 enthusiast and radio presenter, working hard on the Costa Blanca South. Email me on [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Hypocrisy writ large…. Proclaiming, “Here we unite art and freedom of expression.” Freedom of expression except for… drum roll… GRAFFITI: the last word in freedom of expression. D’OH! What was the graffiti anyway? Anti government, anti vax, anti council…? We need to know. The price tag would probably make any local tax-payer’s eyes water more than the graffiti. Did anyone ask the councillor to proclaim how much it cost?

    Location : Spain

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