photos of Madrid - burrata at Mercado San Miguel
Burrata at Mercado San Miguel

Even though some of the roads in Madrid are very busy, the streets have a relaxed ambience with a mix of wide avenues with designer shops and mazes of narrow lanes and passageways. You will find plazas filled with plenty of restaurant choices. Madrid is the perfect choice for a city break for those of you who enjoy stunning architecture, superb food and high end shopping. My Madrid gallery shares some of my favourite photos from my solo holiday.

Photos of Madrid – Architecture

Bank of Spain - archigecture photos of Madrid
Bank of Spain
Puerta de Alcala
Puerta de Alcala
Madrid architecture
Leaning facades in one of the narrow lanes

‘Must see’ architecture in Madrid

Things to do in Madrid

photos of madrid - taken at Cardamomo flamenco show
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor

Have a look at my ‘Things to do in Madrid‘ page for ideas on recommended solo activities

Madrid Gallery – Food

Bocadillo de calamares - photos of Madrid food
Bocadillo de calamares
Sobrino de Botin - the oldest restaurant in the world had to feature in my gallery of photos of Madrid
Roast suckling pig
Churros with chocolate
Churros with chocolate
Mercado San Miguel
Mercado San Miguel

Recommended places to eat in Madrid

Sunset from Melia Madrid Serrano
Sunset from Melia Madrid Serrano
Sign at Plazuela de San Gines
Street signs

Suggested Further Reading:

Where to stay in Madrid – where I recommend staying if you are alone

Norwegian Air – review of my flight from London Gatwick to Madrid

Solo Travel Destinations – other places I recommend for solo travel