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21 Great Photos of Madrid, Spain

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Madrid is a city I have always wanted to visit, so when a friend asked me if I wanted to go with her, I jumped at the chance! We stayed in a small, simple Airbnb in the beautiful and rustic Latin Quarter of Madrid, which was easy walking distance to all the main attractions, such as Gran Via, the Prado Museum, Retiro Park and Plaza Mayor. The Latin Quarter is the perfect location for a few days in the city, due to its location away from the hustle and bustle, bounty of bars and restaurants and residential status, which means you really get to enjoy feeling like a local! Not only that but the buildings are beautiful and make for great photos.

It was a laid back few days, eating and drinking our way around the city, and I enjoyed putting some photography tips to the test to capture some great photos of Madrid. We visited the beautiful Plaza Mayor square, shopped on the popular Gran Via and strolled around Retiro Park to take in Palacio de Cristal del Retiro (Crystal Palace). And in between sight-seeing, we enjoyed stuffing our faces with plenty of churros, tapas and Rioja!

Whether you’re thinking of visiting Madrid yourself, or simply looking for some inspiration, scroll on for 21 photos of Madrid, Spain from our three days in the city. Hope you enjoy my shots of this beautiful capital.

A red building with ornate balconies in The Latin Quarter of Madrid, Spain
A girl poses for a photo on a street in The Latin Quarter in Madrid, Spain
A black and white photo of a street lined with restaurants and tables near Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain
A girl strolls down a beautiful street in Madrid, Spain
Crowds of tourists gather in Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain
Tourists sit in the sun in the centre of Plaza Mayor square in Madrid, Spain
A black and white photo of Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain
A black and white photo of an archway leading into Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain
A black and white photo of an older man getting his shoes polished on the street on Gran Via in Madrid, Spain, as people walk by
A man plays guitar in the sunshine to crowds of people sat around restaurant tables in Madrid, Spain
A man plays guitar in the sunshine to crowds of people sat around restaurant tables in Madrid, Spain
A plate of patatas bravas with hot chilli sauce and a dish of olives on a table at a tapas restaurant in Spain
A beautiful street in the sunshine lined with cars and buildings in Madrid, Spain
A cold, refreshing glass of orange juice next to a red flower in a vase on a table in a cafe
A black and white photo of a man playing guitar as people pass him on the street in Madrid, Spain
Gazpacho on display in a marketplace in Spain
A statue outside a church in Madrid, Spain
People walk in the rain along a tree-lined boulevard in Madrid, Spain
The ornate ceiling of a church in Madrid, Spain
A solitary girl sits on a church pew in an empty church
A man with a red umbrella and a lady wearing a red poncho look out of a doorway at the rain

To book activities and guided tours of Madrid city, check out Get Your Guide.

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