Lomography Day Trips: Madrid, Spain

2013-03-06

Looking for a place to spend your day in the wonderful city of Madrid? Well, we’ve round up a list of locations for you to check out, provided by your fellow Lomographers! Check it out!

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. Located on the Manzanares river in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); it is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin.

As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain.

Madrid is a beautiful city to behold, and it’s much more spectacular from a bird’s eye view. A couple of ways to do this is to ride the cable car (el Teleférico) or from the roof terrace of the Circulo Bellas Artes building.

Photos by horaciorv and miedu

When you’ve had your fill of the cityscape from high above, it’s now time to touch the ground and start wandering!

For the savants and the bibliophiles, you can do an adventure around the city and check out the different independent bookshops. There’s a lot littered in the streets of Madrid and they have their own brand of charm to bring to the table!

Credits: basho

On the other hand, for the kids-at-heart and those who crave their daily dose of adrenaline, you can head on to the city amusement park!

Photo by toyam

But if you’re in the mood for a lazy day — lounging around, strolling around, or perhaps even setting up a nice picnic – then Parque del Buen Retiro is the perfect spot for you. As one of the largest parks in the city, it provides a lot of sights and space, enough to provide you with a nice and relaxing experience.

Photos by alehopgm and ena

Of course, at some point, a person’s gotta eat right? Well, you might want to check out Taquería del Alamillo, a pleasant place located in the corner of Plaza del Alamillo, and nearby Plaza Mayor and the Oriental Palace.

Photo by zipper

And while you’re off to your chosen destination, don’t forget to stop by the Lomography Gallery Store near you – there’s one in Calle de Echegaray, and another one on Calle Argensola!

Got any other spots to highlight in this beautiful city? Share them below, or better yet, submit them to the magazine!

Lomo On!

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