Street artist Okuda San Miguel, knew that the Spanish church was special the minute he saw it. And from that first moment, it became his passion project. He just had to do something spectacular with it.
Originally built in 1912, the Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain had fallen into disrepair, but San Miguel saw so much beauty and potential in the bones of the sacred space.
“I fell in love with it,” he says. “I decided to talk with the owners. They knew my work, and they told me that I could do whatever I wanted.”
The result was an unbelievably cool skate park now known as the Kaos Temple. San Miguel painted nearly every surface of the interior and the once derelict space is now bursting with color. Transforming a church into a mecca for skaters also launched the artist to worldwide fame.