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100+ Madrid Quotes for Awesome Instagram Captions!

Need a great Madrid Quote for your Instagram caption?

From the vibrant culture to the stunning architecture, Madrid is a city full of unique and inspiring quotes.

Whether you‘re looking to show off the vibrancy of the city or find a meaningful quote to add to your post, Madrid quotes are the perfect way to express yourself.

In this post, we‘ll explore some of the most inspiring Madrid quotes to use as Instagram captions. So, let‘s get started!

Madrid Quotes for Instagram Captions 

Madrid along with Barcelona is one of the best places to visit in Spain.

Here are 100+ Madrid quotes & puns to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Madrid or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

Madrid Instagram Captions

Here are a few of my favourite Instagram captions about Madrid:

The miracle of Madrid.

Wanderlust and Madrid dust.

“Madrid seems to be in a hurry to say everything.”– Javier Marías

Madrid memories.

“Madrid is what I call home.” – Penelope Cruz

Collecting memories in Madrid.

You can leave Madrid, but it will never leave you.

“I love thee as I love Madrid.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I feel at home in Madrid. I have always felt important, wanted, and trusted by everyone here.” – Filipe Luis

“How easy it is to make friends in Spain!” – George Orwell

Madrid Travel Quotes

Here are some of the very best Madrid Travel Quotes:

“I have never been to a city where there is less reasons to go to bed and… if I did go to bed, to sleep.” – Ernest Hemingway about Madrid

“Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we’d leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we’d walk through the Plaza Mayor.” – Emilio Estevez

“When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on.” – Luis Figo

“I am in Paris. Yes ma’am , I made it back. I came up from Berlin, stopped here ten days, fought a losing battle against my deepest inclinations, pulled myself out by the hair and went to Madrid…Madrid is a lovely enchanting city, and there was almost ready for me a kind of penthouse full of sunlight, a roof garden, and so on. I gave one look at it all, returned to the hotel and went to bed and wept bitterly for eleven hours…Why? Because I had seen Paris and could not endure the thought of being anywhere else.” – Katherine Anne Porter

“The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well.” – Diego Maradona

“The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And its a woman whos extremely vain.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Madrid is not as big as London, but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you, and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city, and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have.” – Fernando Torres

“Madrid reacting with the forceful protection of bullfighting as an art form is an example of the survival of the old values.” – Bette Ford

“Travel has been stepped up to such a speed that one can have dinner in New York and indigestion in Madrid.” – Sheila Ostrander

“Madrid is a big city. It’s very dynamic and cosmopolitan.” – Xabi Alonso


Spanish Proverbs

Here are some of the best Spanish proverbs that may suit your time in Madrid:

“El mundo es un pañuelo – The world is a handkerchief.” Meaning: It’s a small world.

“Todos los caminos llevan a Roma – All roads lead to Rome.” Meaning: The proverb represents the fact that there is not always just one specific path to get to a certain goal.

“Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente. – Eyes that don’t see, heart that doesn’t feel.” Meaning: What you don’t know won’t hurt you.

“A falta de pan, buenas son (las) tortas – In the absence of bread, cakes are good.” Meaning: that something is better than nothing, and beggars can’t be choosers!

“A palabras necias, oídos sordos. – To foolish words, deaf ears.” Meaning: do not listen to the nasty things that people may say about you!

“Cada uno sabe dónde le aprieta el zapato. – Each one knows where his shoe is too tight.” Meaning: Only you can truly know what is best for you.

“Por un perro que maté, mataperros me llamaron. – For a dog that I killed, dog-killer they called me.” Meaning: Sometimes when you do a bad thing, you gain a reputation for it, which can be hard to forget.

“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho – The one who reads a lot and walks a lot, sees a lot and knows a lot.” Meaning: it refers to the idea that reading and traveling can vastly enrich one’s life.

“Obras son amores y no buenas razones. – Deeds are love, words are not.” Meaning: Actions speak louder than words.

“No se hizo la miel para la boca del asno. – Honey wasn’t made for the mouth of a donkey.” Meaning: Good things shouldn’t be wasted on people who can’t appreciate them.

Funny Spanish Sayings

While in Madrid you might like some funny Spanish sayings. Here are our favourite funny Spanish sayings:

“Estar En La Edad Del Pavo. – To be in the age of the turkey.” Meaning: to be a teenager and turkeys are awkward animals, just like teenagers.

“Ponte Las Pilas. – Put in your batteries.” Meaning: wake up, look alive.

“Tener Mala Leche. – To have bad milk.” Meaning: This phrase is used by native Spanish speakers when they want to refer to bad luck, tener mala leche is literally to have bad luck.

“Sin Pelos En La Lengua. – Without hair in your tongue.” Meaning: someone who doesn’t mince their words, someone outspoken that does not mind on telling the truth even when that truth sounds really bad.

“Me Pica El Bagre. – The catfish is pecking me.” Meaning: when someone says this to you is they’re really hungry.

Beautiful Spanish Quotes

Here are some of the very best beautiful Spanish quotes:

“Tardé una hora en conocerte y solo un día en enamorarme. Pero me llevará toda una vida lograr olvidarte.” – It took me an hour to get to know you and just a day to fall in love. But it will take me a whole life to be able to forget you.

“No importa que nos separe la distancia, siempre habrá un mismo cielo que nos una.” – It doesn’t matter that we’re separated by distance; there will always be the same sky to unite us.

“Esta vida es mía, pero este corazon es suyo. Esta sonrisa es mia, pero la razon eres tú.” – This life is mine, but this heart is yours. This smile is mine, but the reason is you.

“La mejor foto que tengo, es aquella en la cuál sonrío por ti.” – The best photograph I have, is the one in which I’m smiling because of you.

“Te quiero no solo por como eres, sino por como soy yo cuando estoy contigo.” – I love you not only because of the way you are, but because of the way I am when I am with you.

“Prefiero un minuto contigo a una eternidad sin ti.” – I prefer a minute with you than an eternity without you.

“Amar no es mirarse el uno al otro, es mirar juntos en la misma dirección.” – Love it’s not to look at each other, it’s to look together towards the same direction.

Spanish Inquisition Quotes

If you would like a quote about the Spanish Inquisition, here are some of the very best:

“No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise, fear and surprise; two chief weapons, fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency! Er, among our chief weapons are: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and near fanatical devotion to the Pope! Um, I’ll come in again…” ― Graham Chapman

“By its vigilance and by coordinating its efforts throughout the peninsula, it may be argued that the Inquisition checked the seeds of heresy before they could be sown. This view, however, is both naïve and optimistic. At no time in history have governments been able to identify and eliminate security threats before they happen.” ― Henry Kame

“This was a good example of the fascist policing of public discourse in this country by nominal liberals who have become as unthinkingly wedded to dogma as any junior member of the Spanish Inquisition.” – Camille Paglia

“It was a perfectly normal gerbil. It appeared to be living in an exciting construction of cylinders, spheres and treadmills, such as the Spanish Inquisition would have devised if they’d had access to a plastics molding press.” – Neil Gaiman

“The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

“I believe that one day the world will judge the witch hunt against homosexuals just as harshly as it judges the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.” – Mae West

“It was like a page torn from a history book, from some historical novel about the captivity of Babylon or Spanish Inquisition.” – Elie Wiesel

“Socialism” is no more an evil word than “Christianity.” Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Spanish Food Quotes

Food is one of the best parts of visiting Madrid. Here are some of the very best Spanish Food Quotes:

“I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well.” – Penelope Cruz
“Well, you know, for me, I think Spanish food is a festive.” – Jose Garces

“I’m learning with my mum how to cook more Spanish food. I’m trying to make a good paella, but that’s a real art.” – Daniel Bruhl

“I am from Spain, but my family and I have made America our home. For the last 17 years, I have been cooking Spanish food in Washington, D.C.” — Jose Andres

“I’m a big fan of Caribbean food, Spanish food, Dominican food – like rice and beans. Hot sauce just adds a different layer of boom to the food, you feel me?” — Theophilus London

“The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about – or as a ritual like filling up a car – but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.” – Anthony Bourdain

“The comeback of true green olives was part of a Spanish food revival in the early 2000s. I credit Sam and Sam Clark of Moro Restaurant in London with making them cool again.” — Bee Wilson

Penelope Cruz Quotes

One of the most famous people from Madrid is Penelope Cruz. Here are our favourite quotes from Penelope Cruz.

“You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.” – Penelope Cruz

“I realized that when two people function well together at work, it doesn’t matter if they hadn’t seen each other for years. What they had before was still intact.” – Penelope Cruz

“My definition of beauty is without rules. It can be the face of a beautiful 90-year-old woman that is full of stories and emotion. Beauty is what somebody’s eyes communicate.” – Penelope Cruz

“When you really have the preparation time and things start taking the shape that they need, you have a beautiful feeling that comes from the hard work.” – Penelope Cruz

“I was 11 when I first said I wanted to become an actress, and everyone looked at me as if I had said I wanted to go to the moon.” – Penelope Cruz

“I just try not to label myself in any way. I just have an allergy to labels in general. I can tell you that I am surrounded by very strong women and that I really appreciate that, but I’d rather not label myself.” – Penelope Cruz

“When you really have the preparation time and things start taking the shape that they need, you have a beautiful feeling that comes from the hard work.” – Penelope Cruz

“I want to be remembered as somebody that tried to respect her integrity as an artist and as a person. And I don’t want to be in any box. I don’t want to be one thing.” – Penelope Cruz

“I don’t think I am beautiful. I can look good and I can look ugly.” – Penelope Cruz

“I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it – women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.” – Penelope Cruz

Enrique Iglesias Quotes

One of the most famous people from Madrid is Enrique Iglesias. Here are our favourite quotes from Enrique Iglesias.

“One person cannot change the world. But you can become the world for someone. A warm, bright, and peaceful world. If everyone can be such a world to one person, one will become ten people, and then a hundred. The world will be full of happy people then.” – Enrique Iglesias

“If permanent happiness comes with someone, I’d leave everything.” – Enrique Iglesias

“We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that’s what joins musicians together around the world.” – Enrique Iglesias

“The power of music in Spanish is so strong that I couldn’t stay away from it any longer.” – Enrique Iglesias

“I want to clarify it: I’m not against marriage, marriage is great if you want to get married. A lot of my friends are happily married. I don’t think walking down the aisle and [having] a legal document can make a difference. That doesn’t mean you love someone more or you respect them more – you can be with someone perfectly well without being married.” – Enrique Iglesias

“I’m a terrible dancer! I dance like a guy who is trying to dance.” – Enrique Iglesias

“Actually, I never tell for whom my songs are written. It’s a kind of superstition! I started writing songs for not having the courage to say certain things in people’s faces and started to put these feelings on paper… Over the years, became a mania and then I never talk about for whom they are made.” – Enrique Iglesias

“The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.” – Enrique Iglesias

“I believe in the institution loyalty and love, to stay with someone in good and hard times. I don’t think a piece of paper or anything else can force you to do that. For many people get marry is super important, for me, the important thing is finding someone.” – Enrique Iglesias

“My best personality trait that I think I’m very approachable. And my worst is that I can be moody.” – Enrique Iglesias

Real Madrid Quotes

Perhaps the most famous soccer team is Real Madrid. Here are some of our favourite Real Madrid quotes:

“I’m proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it’s a sign that it’s time to leave. For now though, I’m happy here at the greatest club in the world.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

“I support Real Madrid. I’m a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.” – Virat Kohli

“I still have a thorn in my side at not having played for Real Madrid or Barcelona, because playing there is a dream for every player. But I consider myself very satisfied to have played for the best teams in Italy.” – Andrea Pirlo

“Real Madrid is a club where you have to go when you are mature and at the top of your game.” – Kylian Mbappe

“Not many players would turn down a chance to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona, as they’re right at the top the tree in terms of football.” – Gary Lineker

“Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.” – Zinedine Zidane

“I never hid my move to Real Madrid was almost done… my fate changed, and I arrived at Barcelona instead.” – Dani Alves

“I always wanted to play for AC Milan or Real Madrid. Real Madrid, of course, because when I was young, the players that played there, were the top players. I was looking at Real Madrid as the best of the best. And AC Milan, they also had good players when I was young, so I looked at AC Milan the same way as Real Madrid.” – Mario Balotelli

“All my future plans are related to Real Madrid, and there are no other clubs on my mind. I’m so happy here along with my family. Few players have ended their career here, Zidane being one of the exceptions. I’d like to be one of those players, too, but time will tell what the future holds.” – Luka Modric

“All I dreamed of when I became a footballer was to play for a club as big as Real Madrid. It’s maybe the most famous and best club in the history of football.” – Luka Modric

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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