7 Best Madrid Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Madrid

The sunniest city in Europe, Madrid has over 300 sunshine-filled days a year, making it extra photogenic.

Grand architecture, sprawling parks and an insanely cool food scene ensure Madrid is a top spot to visit. Want the perfect Madrid Instagram? Here’s the 7 best places you need to check out…

Madrid Instagram spots

1. Círculo de Bellas Artes terrace

Get the best 360º view of the whole city from the 7th floor terrace of this cultural centre building.

There’s two bars, lounge music in the background and is so close to the Edificio Metrópolis you can almost reach out and touch it. Ideal.


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2. Mercado de San Miguel

A must-see when in Madrid, this historic covered market is a culinary hotspot.

From the best Iberian ham to the freshest seafood, you’ll find seriously tasty tapas here. Wander around the 20+ stalls with an Aperol Spritz in hand and admire the architecture.


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3.  Habanera

A jungle tropicana restaurant that’s peak Madrid Instagram. Habanera has leafy palm-patterned wallpaper, lush plants, and flower-patterned chairs.

A Cuban-inspired menu features some great bites to eat, and their Special Brunch menu is well worth a try.


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4. Crystal Palace in Retiro Park

The Glass Palace in Retiro is one of the best examples of iron architecture in Madrid. It was originally designed as a gigantic greenhouse for tropical plants but now houses exhibitions.

Stop by on a sunny day for the best pics of the sunlight hitting off all that glass.


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5. Malasaña

One of the hippest neighbourhoods in Madrid, Malasaña is bursting with cute restaurants, bars and vintage stores.

There’s funky street art and beautiful old buildings on every street. You’ll be snapping photos for the ‘gram non-stop with every step.


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6. El Riojana 

A beautiful old cafe that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Freshly baked cakes and strong coffee go perfectly with the antique-y decor.

Bonus points for the charming wooden storefront outside!


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7. Platea Market

This gourmet food hall is an Instagrammer’s paradise. There’s four floors of food and cocktail bars, with live DJs and trapeze artists.

It used to be a theatre so it looks incredibly cool and still has a lot of the original features. You can feast on casual tapas or dine in the Michelin-star restaurant – it’s up to you. Just don’t forget to take those Instas.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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