Legal graffiti walls in Tenerife

I get requests from visitors to Tenerife about legal graffiti walls to paint on while here. I’d love to be able to tell you about legal walls in Tenerife, but so far I’ve gotten no information from the City Halls. The upside is that things are fairly relaxed — I’m sure if you go somewhere rural, you can find a ruined building where no one will bother you.

The following list is essentially everything that is marked in orange (big collections) or red (ruins) on my map, so just head to those markers and you’ll probably find a good place:

  • If you’re based in the north: the abandoned Hotel Neptuno near Bajamar is a stunning setting where local artists have recently been painting the bungalows: 28.55586, -16.33938 (Copy/paste these coordinates into my google map at and you’ll find more notes on the location.)
  • If you’re based in the south: the leper colony built in the 1940s in Abades is a great choice too:  28.14541, -16.44002.
  • This is a old reservoir near Puerto de la Cruz where a lot of people develop their painting skills: 28.40604, -16.53851
  • I read in an article that this wall in downtown Santa Cruz is legal: 28.46435, -16.24821
  • My personal project is the ruins north of Santa Cruz that I’m trying to turn into a legal wall, though I haven’t found the owner yet: 28.51187, -16.17876. This place gets a lot of traffic from tourists.

The greater concentration of murals in one place, the more these places become an attraction. I would love to see the leper colony and the Hotel Neptuno covered in murals. Once you’ve painted something, let me know and I’ll add it to my map.