In the Old City of Lavapies, this library still stands with its ever pensive statue outside.
As the Old City, Lavapies has the most intricate and picturesque street signs, each with their own illustrations referencing the street’s history.
A close-up shot of the grand statue of King Alfonso XII, the most prominent feature in Parque de Retiro.
Even the lamp posts were beautiful!
This statue at Parque De Retiro shows a fierce mermaid dominating some unfortunate crustacean as paddlers look on.
The large gate of the ornate Royal Palace
The better you know me, the more a photo of a pastry will make sense to you. What is cuter than a panda pastry?
One of the most famous tourist destinations in Madrid, the Parque Del Retiro is often full of families and amorous couples lounging, tanning, snacking, and, of course, enjoying the impressive architecture.
A barber shop in Lavapies with classical Spanish tiling around the exterior transforms an ordinary shop into a surprisingly elegant piece of art.
Imposing and beautiful, many a photo was taken of this stunning basilica.
As a way to make money, people in Madrid often dress up in quirky outfits(Elmo, Aliens, Mickey Mouse, etc.) and pose in public squares. Not sure what this man’s act in the Royal Palace Courtyard was but when he lit up, I couldn’t resist taking a shot.
After deciding to investigate the Sevilla Metro stop, we walked down the street and stumbled upon this stunning building glistening in the sun, which turned out to be the Palacio De Cibeles.
Palacio De Cibeles, just as beautiful at night
Formerly the grand post office of Madrid, this locally beloved building now serves as city hall.
The absolutely incredible Edificio Metrópolis is definitely at the top of my list of favorite sights in Madrid.
A fountain at sunset in Parque
Of course I couldn’t just post one photo of this incredible palace!