Madrid’s street signs are full of art

It was to my delight to notice Madrid’s street signs while exploring the city centre. Different from the predictable, name-only signs in cities and countries, these are hand-painted ceramic tiles. Typically composed within 9 or 12 tiles, you will see the name of the alley or street, as well as illustrations that indicate special meanings. They are definitely representative of something which I would be happy to read up all about – such as Puerta Del Sol’s sign is a depiction of the historic view of the square.

Once I spotted a sign, I could not help keeping a constant lookout for more!

Madrid's street signs: Calle de bordadore • The Petite Wanderess

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Madrid's street signs • The Petite Wanderess
Credits: Carlos Delgado. Licensed under Creative Commons

Additonal information references: Gabriel MontoroAmelia Says Hola

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