Madrid Photos - Travel & Fine Art

Sunset Panorama of Madrid with The Metropolis Building and The Gran Via.

Sunset Panorama | Madrid, Spain

An hour of queuing was worth the wait, for this beautiful view of the sun setting gently behind The Metropolis Building and central Madrid. This photo of The Metropolis Building and The Gran Via was taken from the rooftop bar Azotea del Circulo. This building is, in fact, a theatre and for a minimal fee, you are permitted to take an elevator to access the rooftop bar, which has a breath-taking view of the central capital of Spain.

The Royal Palace of Madrid and The Plaza de la Armeria during a sunny day in the winter.

The Royal Palace and The Plaza de la Armeria | Madrid, Spain

For this very photograph, I had to take x30 photos in total to be able to depict The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) without people strolling around the square, The Plaza de la Armeria. Despite the winter months, Madrid is still eagerly visited by many tourists. The climate is very much like Berlin in the late spring, which means that it is a very convenient time to visit this capital.

Cervantes monument rear side, in the middle of Plaza de España Madrid.

Spanish Literature Monument at Plaza de España | Madrid, Spain

I could not leave the Plaza de España without taking this photograph. The fountain at the feet of the sculptures was enlightened in gold which strongly contrasted the late evening along with the black night sky in Madrid. This contrast of colours and significance behind the postures creates a unique impression of what impacted the worldwide literature of the art of Cervantes.

Puerta de Alcalá – A night shot with car light trails in Madrid, Spain.

Puerta de Alcalá – A Night shot | Madrid, Spain

While in this spot during the day, we discovered that you can capture Puerta de Alcalá in more detail from the small island in-between a pedestrian crossing. In the evening of that same day, I assembled my tripod in the best position, attempting to capture Madrid’s night life during the busy atmosphere. This definitive photograph took almost a half hour to capture.

Gran Via and The Metropolis Building in the heart of Madrid – impressions from the night life in the Capital of Spain.

Gran Via and The Metropolis Building in the heart of Madrid | Spain

The Gran Via in Madrid can be likened to the Spanish Broadway. The Gran Via and The Metropolis Building is presumably the most photographed location in the capital of Spain. In my photograph, I tried to capture the pace and glamour-appearance of the street. The night lights only emphasised the unique character of the architecture of The Metropolis Building.

Puerta de Alcalá Madrid, Spain with a blue sky as background.

Puerta de Alcalá | Madrid, Spain

Puerta de Alcalá is likely the first masterpiece seen if you travel via public transport from Madrid Airport to the City Centre. It reminded us of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin and the symmetry of this building immediately caught our eyes – such a perfect subject for a city photographer! The gates were situated on the Calle de Alcalá, one of the oldest streets in the Spanish capital.

Cervantes monument with Don Quixote and Sancho Penza in the Plaza de España in Madrid during the night.

Cervantes monument in the Plaza de España | Madrid, Spain

This monument was built in the middle of Plaza de España, in the centre of Madrid on one side of the Gran Via. During the day and in the early evening, this area was crowded with tourists. In the late evening though, more locals would be passing by, so the square would be considerably quiet – perfect for shooting photos and viewing the Statue of Cervantes at a closer distance.

Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, with a bronze statue looking into the deep blue sky.

Statues on the Almudena Cathedral overlooking modern Madrid | Spain

This image was taken from one of the balconies of the Almudena Cathedral while on our February trip to the capital of Spain, Madrid. The sculptures on the terrace were very dominant – distinctively larger than an average sized person. They depict evangelists, Christian Saints and members of the Royal Spanish family. Standing at over two meters high, some of the statues had their “faces” directed into the sky – as if they were looking over the city into infinity.

Photograph of Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park in Madrid with the pond in foreground. Photo was taken during a sunny day in winter.

Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park | Madrid, Spain

In my photograph, you will see “Palacio de Cristal” inspired by The Crystal Palace in London, United Kingdom. It was built together with the artificial pond, a little later than other ensembles of the park and exactly in 1887. From the beginning, Crystal Palace was used to display flower species from Spain.

Puerta de Europa represent modern architecture in Madrid, Spain. This photo of the twin towers was made during a sunny day in February.

Puerta de Europa – Modern Architecture | Madrid, Spain

“Puerta de Europa” – the “Gates to Europe” in Spanish are also known as KIO towers. Each tower is 114m high and they are the second tallest twin towers after the “Torres de Santa Cruz.” They were both built with the initial thought of being 15 degrees at an incline, the same way they were made back in 1996. Once finished, they were the first inclined skyscrapers in the world.