The Colors of Madrid in 28 Photos

It’s funny how some cities have certain colors that define them. For Madrid, orange and yellow are those colors. You can see them absolutely everywhere! I snapped a photo each time I saw a beautiful street sign or building façade that caught my eye. During my week-long stay in the Spanish capital, this happened a lot, especially the center district, Sol.

You see, in old town Madrid, the street signs are more than just letters written on a plaque, they are created with miniature drawings accompanying the words, sometimes depicting the place or person after which the sign was named. The elegant black typography and colorful illustrations are then placed on white tiles attached to the building.

While the famous Gran Via is certainly a beautiful sight to see in terms of architecture, I was more excited by the colorful buildings I passed as I explored the inner city, away from the hoards of tourists. One of my favorite buildings was bright yellow with white designs covering its surface and a beautiful black wrought iron balcony lining each window. {ps. it’s located at Calle de Barquillo 18 if you are ever in town!}

Walking the streets of Madrid...

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid
Streets of Madrid

Streets of Madrid

Madrid was one of my favorite cities I visited in Europe! What did you enjoy most about the city?

November 03, 2016

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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