What To Expect
Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest.
Discover the best views and angles of Madrid through the eyes of an expert photographer. You'll visit Circulo de Bellas Artes cafè, Gran Via (30's buildings), Plaza Espana (Don Quijote statue and all the 40's skyscrapers),Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace (theatro real),La Almudena,Puente de Segovia, Madrid de los Austrias, Plaza de la Villa (Madrid town hall), Plaza Mayor, Plaza Santa Ana.
You'll start at Circulo de Bellas Artes located at the entrance of Gran Via, one of the most important cultural spot in Madrid and one of director Pedro Almodovar's favorite spots.
Along the Gran Via, see the real heart of Madrid with its beautiful 1930's buildings and its great vitality. At the end, find Plaza de Espana, and the statue of Spanish novelist Cervantes's heroes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Next stop is Plaza de Oriente which sits on the western side of Madrid. It is on the east side of the Palacio Real. Inside the square are 44 statues of Spanish rulers. In the centre of the Square is a statue of Felipe IV. Out of the 2800 rooms of the Palacio only sixteen rooms are opened to the public. The original palace was built around 1537.
The next stop is at Vistillas garden which provides a good view back towards the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena, the right spot for beautiful landscape photography. To reach the Plaza de la Villa (the Mayor's office building) you'll have a walk in old Madrid where the narrow streets and beautiful lighting provide many photo opportunities. Walk through churches, buildings, squares and the bars and clubs that transform the area at night for the classic "Movida Madrilena".
Then you reach Plaza Mayor probably the most known square in Madrid. It was used for such events as bullfights, jousting, and public executions. The Plaza can hold up to 100,000 people. The arches on the four sides of the square and the life and vitality of the area makes this a good and relaxed spot to take beautiful pictures.
Continue onto Plaza Santa Ana basically the gate to la Movida Madrilena, a newly renovated pedestrian square full of bars, theaters, musicians, street artists, and a great spot to relax after the long walk and to continue taking pictures.
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