Madrid is not only the capital of Spain but also one of the most iconic and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. The contrast between the modern and classic architecture of the streets, the wide range of restaurants with incredible food and the always desired 300 sunny days per year make Madrid in a top destination for photographers and Instagramers.
Among the neighborhoods you will find many photogenic spots that worth a visit, and a photo. But if you are in a rush and do not want to waste time looking for them you can´t miss our post with the best instagrammable places in Madrid.
LIGHTS AND MUSIC AT CALLE GRAN VIA
Full of theaters, cinemas, music shows and fancy restaurant, Gran Via has earned the right to be called the “broadway” of Madrid. Here you will find all you need to entertain and have colorful photos for your Instagram. In Gran Via you will find some of the most iconic buildings of Madrid as Metropolis and Carrión (better known as edificio Schweppes) and a cool vibe that will catch you in a minute.
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Sunset at Gran Vía, Madrid. Known as one of the most famous streets in Spain, the Gran Via is located between Calle de Alcalá and Plaza de España. #sunset #granviamadrid #granvia #madridsunset #madrid #spain #madridcity #madridspain #ilovemadrid #visitmadrid #madridlovers #madrid_best_photos #madridgram
PALACIO DE CRISTAL; ROMANTICISM AND ELEGANCE
If you are looking for a romantic and classic photo for your Instagram you need to see Palacio de Cristal. Located in the heart of parque del Retiro, this elegant bulding made by crystal and iron is the favorite place for engagement photos and marriage proposals in Madrid. In order to have the perfect photo go up the small slope and wait for the sunset, you will have a top Instagram photo.
PLAZA DE CIBELES; SACRED PLACE FOR REAL MADRID FANS
Plaza de Cibeles is a big circular sculpture surrounded by emblematic buildings as Palacio Cibeles and Banco de España that is definitely one of the icons of Madrid. Due to its central location (between Gran Vía and Recoletos street) its easy to get there walking or by underground.
If you want a nice photo for your Instagram position the Palace behind the Plaza and you will get a stunning Instagrammabe photo of Madrid.
THE CLASSIC PLAZA MAYOR
If you are in the mood to see traditional and old places of Madrid, Plaza Mayor is a must. Formerly used to hold trials during the spanish inquisition, fortunately now is dedicated to other events as markets or concerts.
Plaza Mayor is definitely a hotspot for visitors looking for spanish places and it will work perfectly for your Instagram stories.
MERCADO SAN MIGUEL; TAPAS AND COLORS
Looking for traditional spanish food in a cool place? Mercado San Miguel offers you this and much more. Located in calle Mayor, near Plaza del Sol, this modern market offers a wide range of spanish food as Jamón, Chorizo, Tortilla, and loads of colorful tapas and local vegetables that makes it one of the most instagrammable places in Madrid.
MALASAÑA, THE BOHEMIAN NEIGHBORHOOD
Populary known as the rocker neighborhood, Malasaña is a place full of loud music discos, artcraft markets and tatto shops. A short walk around the streets is enough to see the bohemian and fresh vibe that reins there, reflected also in the grafitti painted walls. Do not miss a visit to “la Via Lactea” and “Rey Lagarto” discos, you will live the real essence of Malasaña!
SPANISH OMELETTE AT JUANA LA LOCA
For those who love to Instagram food and recipes, Juana la Loca is a place that you need to go. This cozzy restaurant is famous by its spanish omelettes, considered the best ones of the capital. In addition, you could enjoy of numerous yummy tapas as huevos con Trufa (Eggs with truffle), pastel de bacalao (cod pie) and ham with tomato.
Remember to book online in advance!
THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLO DE DEBOD
Given to Spain back in 1968 from Egypt in gratitude for spanish´s help preserving the temples of Abu Simbel, Templo de Debod is definitely one of the best instagrammable places in Madrid.
Due to its privileged locataion on the top of Parque del Oeste you could witness stunning sunsets of the city that will add color to your Instagram.
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THE MYSTERIOUS PARQUE DEL CAPRICHO
It´s highly probably that if you ask for a park in Madrid people talk about Parque del Retiro as is the most popular one for tourists, but this doesn´t mean that is the most beautiful one.
If you want to get away from the noisy center and discover a more quiet green zone we recommend you Parque del Capricho. In this charming park you will find loads of hidden and photogenic spots as Plaza de los Emperadores and Fuente del Parque that will work perfectly for your Instagram. And if you are lucky you could see some squirrels!
CHOCOLATERÍA SAN GINÉS
Churros, which are fried sticks of dough that you can add sugar and dip it in liquid hot chocolate, are the most famous sweet breakfast in Spain. And one of the best places to try them is Chocolatería San Gines, near by Puerta del Sol.
Founded in 1894, this spanish chocolate shop has earned the right to be the best place to try churros in Madrid. Furthermore, is open 24 hours, so it works perfect for those who party late and want to eat before go to sleep. Do not miss to take a photo of your churros, you will have the classic spanish photo on your Instagram.
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Чуррос в знаменитой шоколатерии «СанГинес» Несмотря на то, что чуррос можно найти во многих городах Испании, это, прежде всего, мадридская традиция. Появившись здесь около века назад, традиция есть чуррос с шоколадом живет в Мадриде и по сей день. Как-то 8 лет назад Юля ❤️ открыла для нас мой любимый туристический аттракцион – шоколатерию «Сан Гинес», где шоколад льётся рекой, а чурросы подают и днём, и ночью! Для таких же сладкоежек, как я, рекомендация от чистого сердца.
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