8 Great Photography Spots in Madrid

Now that countries are opening up to visitors again, we are all exciting to get travelling and capturing new memories. Madrid has many beautiful places to enjoy and explore. Here are our 8 best photography spots in Madrid.

1. Templo de Debod

Located in the Parque del Oeste this is one of the most spectacular scenery spots in Madrid. The temple, donated to Spain in 1968, is over 2,000 years old.  If you’re a travel photographer, this is a perfect spot for you to capture the late afternoon light shining on the temple and also a beautiful sunset.

Photo of the Templo de Debod
Photographer Paula Carrasco, Klaud9

2. Palacio de Cristal

This beautiful glass structure is situated the Retiro park, and houses exhibitions for the Reina Sofia museum. Built in 1887, it the stunning structure also has picturesque surroundings, making it a very photogenic location. Travel photographers can capture its beauty year round but in autumn the warm colours bring it to life. The natural morning sun is good for lighting but you may need a more accurate lens at night to fully capture it in detail.

Photographer Maximilian Vitzthum of the Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain, Klaud9
Photographer Maximilian Vitzthum, Klaud9

3. Plaza Mayor

One of the main squares in the centre of the city, Plaza Mayor is full of opportunity for great photos. The many hidden corners and angles make this spot a favorite for travel photographers to explore. It may be easier for you to go in the morning when there are less people but it is also a great spot for sunset photography.

Photographer Janette Speyer, Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
Photographer Janette Speyer

4. Mercado de San Miguel

This location is great if you are a food or travel photographer. The market itself contains many interesting food displays and its glass and iron structure also makes for amazing photographs.

Photographer Brenna O'Donnell, Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain
Photographer Brenna O’Donnell

5. Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop

Another great place to take sunset photos is the Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop. It provides some stunning aerial views of the city. You can take photos of the view as well as the famous building itself.

Photographer Jeremy Michael, 5. Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop, Madrid, Spain
Photographer Jeremy Michael

6. Edificio Metrópolis

Photographer Jorge Fernández Salas, Edificio Metrópolis, Madrid, Spain
Photographer Jorge Fernández Salas

Built in 1911, the Metropolis Building is one of Madrid’s most iconic buildings. It is located on the corner of the streets Alcalá and Gran Vía. Captuing the sun reflecting on the white stone and gold of the building can create especially beautiful photos. You can also take photos from the Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop to get even better views of it.

7. Palacio Real

Spain has the largest functioning royal palace in Europe. There are plenty of interesting places for travel photographers to take inspiration from. The palace itself is a photogenic building but it also has statues and gardens. You can even see the Almudena Cathedral from the Royal Palace.

Photographer Paulo Victor, Palacio Real, Madrid , Spain
Photographer Paulo Victor

8. Puerta del Sol

This iconic square in Madrid has plenty of interesting features for you to enjoy. It houses the Km 0, the stone from which all Spanish roads are measured, the Bear and the Strawberry Tree statue and the clock tower.

Photographer by Alejandro Cartagena. Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
Photographer by Alejandro Cartagena

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