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Travel Photographer Esther Susag Shares her 7 Must-See Places While in Madrid

Expert travel photographer Esther Susag is no stranger to finding fascinating places when traveling abroad.  A “seasoned veteran” within her niche, Susag has traveled to over 80 countries and 6 continents in her lifetime.  The content creator also bolsters a large following on Instagram, where she gives her 80,000 plus followers canny travel tips and tricks, while showing them alluring photos of the venues she visits. 

Susag was gracious enough to offer our readers 7 must-see places when visiting Spain’s capital, Madrid.

  • Retiro Park

This previously royal-owned property is a must-see if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Madrid’s streets. This park is filled with beautiful and enchanting gardens and has the most gorgeous crystal palace in the heart of the entire park. 

  • Taste the best Tapas in town!

You can’t go to Spain without experiencing the tapas culture, you just can’t! One of my favorite things to do in Madrid is to hop from tapa place to tapa place experiencing the fun and inviting atmosphere of each one you come across. Some of my favorites are Circo de las Tapas, Bodega de la Ardosa, and El miniBAR. I promise, going to one of these places will not disappoint.

  • Chocolatería San Ginés

For all of the chocolate lovers out there, this one’s for you! This is such a famous spot to grab a little snack in the midst of your day. This place has been serving churros and chocolate since the 1800s and is still going strong. Try to get there early as the line can get pretty long sometimes!

  • Círculo de Bellas Artes

I love a good rooftop and Madrid has some of the best rooftops I’ve ever been to. Circulo de Bellas Artes is at the top of the list of rooftops in Madrid. This one is just absolutely beautiful and has the most breathtaking view of Madrid. There is a small fee but I promise, head up there during sunset and you won’t regret it! 

  •  Plaza Mayor 

Need a little break? Visit this famous square located in the heart of Madrid. Surrounded by so many cafes and restaurants, this is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy some people-watching. This also is a great location for shopping and pub crawls depending on your interests. 

  • Gran Via

Speaking of shopping, Gran Via is a shopper’s paradise. This street is saturated with stores and restaurants. It was built in the early 1900s to make traveling to the city easier for the locals. It is absolutely worth taking a stroll down this famous street to see what it is all about. Also, be sure to check out Corte Ingles Gourmet Experience for some beautiful views and great vibes!

  • Temple of Debod

Madrid has its very own Egyptian temple literally from Egypt but it was moved to Madrid in the 1970s. This hidden treasure is the perfect way to sit back and relax and watch the sunset before your evening really begins. Before you go, make sure to check out the visiting hours so you don’t miss them! 

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