Vallecas, as we know it now, was not part of Madrid until 1950. Those of you who have been living in Madrid since 1987, like me, may know that Vallecas has always been a working class neighbourhood all the way through. Period.
It has recently appeared to be one of the most important street art scenarios in Madrid. Why? There are many buildings on which to create walls and there’s a lot of interest from the young community that lives in the area.
I would like to recommend a group called Madrid Street art Project. They have been collaborating since 2004 in the development of a new Street art Movement in the outskirts of the city and thus they have my respect.
A friend of mine asked me to visit it last September and our surprise was huge! The columns of the M30 highroad at its encounter with Puente de Vallecas metro station were all decorated!