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Best Instagrammable Places in Madrid You Must Visit

Instagrammable places in Madrid

If you want to visit Madrid and capture Instagram-worthy pictures at breathtaking locations, you must go there during the fall and spring seasons. Spring in Madrid is from March to May, and fall lasts from September to November. These months are filled with sunshine, making the popular spots look more attractive and Instagrammable!

Now that you know when to visit, let’s take a look at the best Instagrammable places in Madrid. From El Retiro Park to Templo de Debod, this list has all the places you must visit.

Best Instagrammable Places in Madrid

Real Jardín Botánico

Real Jardín Botánico is located right next to the Prado Museum. It is the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid with a spectacular green space. You’ll find benches, sculptures, shady pathways, greenhouses, and more, that make this botanical garden unique. If you are there in May, you should stop by the Rose Garden.


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Templo de Debod

It’s a classic place to visit in Madrid. The Templo de Debod has a rich history that was preserved by UNESCO when they saved the temple from the roaring waters of Lake Nasser, Egypt. The temple is located in Parque del Oeste now, and you can witness the glory of this Egyptian temple in Madrid. The site makes for an excellent location for Instagram photos.


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Parque del Oeste

Tourist attractions have the best spots for photographs, but make sure to visit some local locations, like Parque del Oeste. It’s a city park located in Madrid that looks perfect for a summer evening photo. The only problem is the park is often crowded, so you’ll have to look for a while before you find your Instagrammable spot.


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Gran Vía

Gran Vía is a famous Madrid shopping street filled with tourists visiting restaurants, theaters, and hotels. It’s located near Calle de Alcala. Your visit to Madrid will be incomplete if you don’t visit Gran Vía and take a few snaps on the bustling street. You can check out this spot for Instagrammable photos during the day and come back later to enjoy the nightlife!

Parque del Buen Retiro

Popularly known as the Buen Retiro Park among tourists, it’s the most peaceful location in Madrid. Surrounded by a lush manicured park, the spot takes your stresses away by transporting you to a place free of the city’s hustle and bustle. With 15,000 trees scattered over 125 hectares of land, you’ll have enough spots to click Instagrammable photos.


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Jardines de Sabatini

You’d better know and remember this spot as Sabatini Gardens. It’s located behind the Royal Palace in Madrid and features a fountain with the palace in the background. If you time it well, you can take a photo of the palace’s reflection in the water when there’s no wind and the fountain is off.


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Plaza de Oriente

This plaza connects the Royal Palace and the Opera of Madrid with beautifully designed gardens. You can take pictures near flowers or statues with colorful buildings in the backdrop. These are the common spots for photos, but you can wander around the square and find your own Instagrammable spots.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Like most stunning places in Madrid, the Royal Palace is Instagrammable from all angles. It’s an architectural marvel that has been standing for three centuries, and it would be a waste of a trip if you don’t capture this beauty for your Instagram. If you want a closer look or photo of the building’s front, you’ll need to buy a ticket. Those who aren’t sure about this expense can still take great snaps from Sabatini Gardens and Plaza de Oriente.

Palacio de Cristal

The Crystal Palace in Madrid is a photogenic spot in the Retiro Park. The location may not be visible right after you enter the park, but if you keep walking randomly, you’ll find somewhere in the heart of the park. We suggest you look at some pictures of Palacio de Cristal online to figure out your outfit. Once you see the pictures, you’ll know how different it looks at different times of the day.

Estanque Grande del Retiro

An artificial pond designed to increase the beauty of Retiro Park is a must-visit place in Madrid for Instagrammable posts. If you want to take the best pictures during the day, you can rent a rowboat and paddle across the Retiro pond to find your perfect spot.

Museo Nacional del Prado

With over 700 sculptures and 8,000 paintings, Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the national treasures of the country located in Madrid. As a world-class museum, the extensive artwork includes various masterpieces you won’t find anywhere in the world. It only rivals the Louvre Museum in Paris. You can capture shots outside with the museum in the background.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is one of the famous locations in Madrid, surrounded by spectacular orange-colored buildings that make a perfect backdrop for photos. You can find many spots to take pictures, but don’t let yourself get carried away in the process. The plaza is a famous location for pickpockets.

Los Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez

Cecilio Rodriguez Garden is also located in Retiro Park. It’s designed with beautiful structures, tiles, and flowers to capture the attention of tourists. The garden looks exquisite from all angles, so you don’t have to worry about your Instagram shots. You can find many spots here, and if you want, you can click pictures with some peacocks!

Tropical de Atocha Garden

Atocha train station in Madrid has a location that you should visit if you want to capture tall palm trees and tropical plants in your backdrop. Tropical de Atocha Garden has a peaceful vibe that you can also find in other gardens in Madrid, but this one is unique for its tropical rainforest feel.


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Cuesta de Moyano

It’s a second-hand book market, and you may think it’s not for you because you aren’t into books, but wait till you see it in person. The market gives a traditional vibe with wooden book stalls aligned on one side of the street. If nothing else, the place looks perfect as a backdrop for Instagram photos. You can take a quick detour here after taking pictures at the Retiro Park.


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Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop Bar

Among the few rooftop locations in Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes Museum is a perfect spot for Instagram photos. You can view the city from the museum’s rooftop bar and have a few drinks to end your day on a good note. Sundown would be a good time to visit this location.


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Rooftop of Corte Inglés Callao

Corte Inglés Callao has a rooftop with food stalls and a location of Gourmet Experience. You can take beautiful photos of the Capitol building from the rooftop and enjoy a great meal as you look over the rest of Madrid.


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Madrid may not have the charm of Barcelona or the beauty of Andalusia, but it’s unique in a way that attracts tourists from all over the world for an unforgettable getaway. With breathtaking locations for Instagram, there’s definitely a lot to see and experience in Madrid!

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