Madrid is considered one of the most beautiful cities not only in Spain, but also in Europe. Its roman and musulman origins have left a legacy that can be clearly seen in its streets and monuments, which makes the city in a joy for architecture lovers. In addition, its numerous green zones, with gardens and parks, make Madrid a comfortable city for pedestrians who want to discover the city quietly. This is why the spanish capital has many photogenic spots which are a delight for photography lovers. Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer you will love to know where these photogenic spots are without losing time during your visit. In our list we mention the best ones and how to find them rapidly. Have a look!
JARDINES DE SABATINI
These gardens, which are a part of the Royal Palace of Madrid, were open to public for its joy by the old Juan Carlos I monarch. Built by Francesco Sabatini architect, these gardens have several perfectly trimed hedges that shape an ideal labyrinth for compose your photos. One of the most photogenic spots of these gardens is located in the entrance, near by the fountain. From there you could witness the Royal Palace on the horizon creating a beautiful contrast between its classic architecture and the modernity of the gardens. Without a doubt, one of the most romantic spots of Madrid for a marriage proposal!
If you enjoy doing street photography, Gran Via is a must place. This long avenue is not just one of the main arteries of the city, but also a symbol for many madrileños. In this avenue you will find the most famous shops of Madrid, like La Casa del Libro, Telefonica or Fnac. You will also see numerous restaurants, cinemas, theaters and book shops that offer entertainment full time. Gran Via means life, because during 24 hours you will see constantly people walking, talking or having a coffee. The most photogenic spot of Gran Via is located in Plaza Callao. In this place you will witness one of the most popular and famous buildings in Madrid, the Capitol building. Famous by its classic Schweppes addvertisment, this architectonic work gives the modern style to the city. Here you will find many options to take a diyamic photo for your photo album. We suggest you to wait for the sun goes down in order to take a nocturnal photo of the environment. With tripod, try to shoot at a low speed to capture the movement of the light cars, you will train to dominate the light painting!
PARQUE DEL RETIRO
The most popular park of Madrid offers a wide range of hidden places and photogenic spots in order to take those photos that you have in mind. Any time of the year you will see opportunities and options to create different photos, but is in autumn time when you will have more possibilities. During this time of the year, the variety of trees that the park has offers a colorful show that will give you stunning photos for your photo album. Among its photogenic spots are the area of Palacio de Cristal. Inside it you will see a gorgeous white building formed by numeorus windows surrouded by swans and ducks. Place in front the pond and wait for the sunset. You will see how the light rays go through the windows and will give you a beautiful autumnal photo, perfect for your photo album!
If you enjoy contemporary and architectural photography we suggest you to get off on Chamartin train station, and is not because this place is interesting but from outside you could see stunning views of some of the most important skyscrapers of Madrid, the so-called CTBA: Cuatro torres business area. We highly recommend you to go at night time in order to witness the nice illumination of the buildings and to practice some light painting. Do not forget your tripod and set the shooter speed at low speed, you will get a powerful photo of the skyscrapers of Madrid.
Did you know these photogenic spots of Madrid?, you already know how to find them! In Madrid Photo Tour you will be taken to many more beautiful spots by joining our photography workshops. We will teach you how to get the most of your camera and will find out the best places of the city in order to make a professional album of your visit. Whether you are amateur or a professional photographer, our photography workshops will adapt to your needs.
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