Gran Vía in Madrid

If you’re planning a visit to Spain and look for the hashtag #Madrid, you’ll find… over 31 million posts! From famous places to hidden corners, everything can be shared. You just have to see the photos to realise there are a thousand things to do in Madrid, and that the city is exciting 24 hours a day. Here are a few tips on what you’ll find on this social network so when you come to Madrid, you’ll be the one uploading the best photo.

  • A bear and a strawberry tree

    A trip to Madrid would be incomplete without a photo of its most famous symbol: the statue of the “Bear and the Strawberry Tree” - many people say it’s a she-bear - at Puerta del Sol. Puerta del Sol is the most central square in the city, home to a famous clock where thousands of people gather every New Year’s Eve, and Kilometre Zero, the theoretical starting point for all the roads in Spain. It’s also the end point for some of Madrid’s liveliest streets, such as Calle Preciados.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Madrid Seduce (@madridseduce) on

  • A square with over 400 years of history

    It doesn’t matter which arch you pass under to get to Plaza Mayor in Madrid, the effect is always the same: Wow! It’s one of the most fascinating areas of the city. Did you know that this square, where now you can have a quiet drink at a pavement café, centuries ago was home to markets, bullfights, theatrical shows and mass executions?

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • Squid sandwich

    Talking about Plaza Mayor… Did you know that eating a sandwich of fried squid rings in one of the nearby bars is regarded as extremely Madrid?

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Madrid Happy People (@madrid_happy_people) on

  • A market over 100 years old

    San Miguel Market, one of the city’s finest examples of cast-iron architecture, was opened in 1916, and in 2009 it became Madrid’s first gourmet market. It’s just behind Plaza Mayor, so this is your chance to take a photo with a tapa and a vermouth.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by San Miguel Market (@mercadosanmiguel) on

  • Views over Madrid’s most famous avenue

    It might be the liveliest place in Madrid: Gran Vía. Lined with shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants, it never seems to sleep. The corner of the famous Metropolis building might be the most photographed. And there are several vantage points where you can get really good views, such as the rooftop bar of the Círculo de Bellas Artes.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • Guardians of the heavens

    The rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid happens to be “protected” by the goddess Minerva, just one of the many large mythological statues populating the city skyline. You just need to look up.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Visit Madrid (@visita_madrid) on

  • A Crystal Palace

     In the middle of El Retiro Park, the Palacio de Cristal was built in 1887 for an exhibition of plants from the Philippines. The setting, the light, the atmosphere… As well as photogenic, this spot is absolutely magical.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • Roman Empire?

    El Capricho Park is certainly a wonderful place to take photos. It’s one of the least known but most beautiful parts of Madrid. Would you like to see this little temple of Bacchus in real life?

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • Egyptian sunset

    Many people think the finest sunsets in Madrid can be seen next to the Temple of Debod, Spain’s only authentic Egyptian temple.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Visit Madrid (@visita_madrid) on

  • Over 3,000 rooms

    Yes, there are over 3,000 rooms in Madrid’s Royal Palace. The Royal Guard is changed every Wednesday and Saturday (except in July, August and September), with a special ceremony on the first Wednesday of every month.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • Four towers with their heads in the clouds

    The Cuatro Torres Business Area centres on four skyscrapers, each over 200 metres tall. You can see them from many points in Madrid, and even from the hills around the city. 

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Una publicación compartida de Spain (@spain)

  • A vertical garden

    In the CaixaForum Museum, it’s the first to be installed in Spain and one of the largest in the world in terms of continuous surface area. How can you resist taking a photo of over 15,000 plants growing on a vertical surface without soil?

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by The Madrid Bible (@themadridbible) on

  • Street art

    This is just one example of the many works of street art you’ll find on the city’s streets and squares. Pure creativity will stop you in your tracks when you least expect it, especially in neighbourhoods like Malasaña and Lavapiés.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by OKUDA SAN MIGUEL (@okudart) on

  • Unexpected companions

    As well as street art on the walls of Madrid, there are also plenty of eccentric statues, like this “Frog of Fortune” on Paseo Recoletos, or the famous street sweeper by Jacinto Benavente, and many more, each with its own story.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Espacio Madrid (@espaciomadrid) on

  • A futuristic bridge

    In areas of the capital recently reclaimed for parks and green spaces, like Madrid Río, you can find bridges like this one by the architect Dominique Perrault. Do you fancy walking or cycling over it?

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Visit Madrid (@visita_madrid) on

  • Breakfast or teatime?

    Our famous chocolate and churros would be great for either. It’s not unusual to find a bunch of Instagram posts on this indulgent snack in famous places like Chocolatería San Ginés. Not even pets can resist!

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Chocolateria San Gines (@chocosangines) on

  • One small step for man… a giant leap for art

     As well as the Prado and the Reina Sofía, Madrid is full of museums, each with its own attraction, its exhibitions, its style… For example, the ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Visit Madrid (@visita_madrid) on

  • Over 1,000 sellers

    Sunday mornings in Madrid mean El Rastro, an enormous street market in La Latina district where you can find items from every era, including real vintage treasures. The morning usually finishes up with some good tapas and vermouth on tap.

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Secretos de Madrid (@secretosdemadrid) on

  • If these walls could speak…

    The oldest of Madrid’s cafés has stayed the same for long enough to become one of the city’s most photogenic spots. Now restored, since 1887 its rooms have heard the secrets of politicians, artists, journalists… 

     
     
     
     
    View this post on Instagram
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by CAFÉ COMERCIAL (@cafecomercial) el


Эта информация оказалась для вас полезной?



X
Spain БарселонаСевильяМадридМалагаКордоваА-КоруньяГранадаКадисЛугоАстурияУэскаЛьейдаАликантеМурсияКастельонКантабрияБискайяЛа-РиохаВаленсияПонтеведраГипускоаАльмерияЛеонВальядолидБургосХаэнКасересТоледоЖиронаТаррагонаСьюдад-РеальУэльваСеговияСаламанкаКуэнкаСарагосаНаварраТеруэльСамораАраба - АлаваАвилаБадахосОренсеСорияАльбасетеПаленсияГвадалахараКанарские островаБалеарские острова
X
Baleares МайоркаИбицаМенорка
X
Canarias ЛансаротеТенерифеЛа-ПальмаГран-КанарияФуэртевентураЛа-Гомера