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!
I could not find the history of these arty street signs. If you know the history, feel free to share them here!
Credits: Carlos Delgado. Licensed under Creative Commons
Additonal information references: Gabriel Montoro | Amelia Says Hola
The Petite Wanderess
A 5-ft petite wanderess, designer & yogi, I obsess over ideas, art found in unexpected places, the jewels of undiscovered towns, brilliant colors, and poetry. I’m also a self-employed, location-independent Designer, helping clients mostly with branding and design. Join me in my adventures!