Spanish artist Jaime Hayon is sometimes called Almodóvar of design. So if you like “Kika”, colours, Spanish culture and dreamy aestetics, you must visit Barceló Torre de Madrid and stay there for a night or just have a drink in a golden bar.
Website
barcelo.com
Address
Barceló Torre de Madrid, 18 Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain
Current city: Wrocław
Hey ho, my name is Jo.  I’m an illustrator based in Wroclaw, Poland, collaborating with the clients around the world, such as The Guardian, ELLE Italia or Opéra National de Paris. Can’t live without traveling, palm trees and prosecco.
 

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For those who like looking without truly seeing, walking without thinking and see themselves as mere useful cogs - benches are, in fact, useless objects in a big city. However, for many Spanish people, benches are the last paradise for contemplation and hope in places where there is no time for such 'waste'. Benches are an invitation to stop. They are a place to turn our backs to cars, buses and motorbikes and watch inwards. Benches take us to invisible places inside our heads. They help us watch passers-by as if we are watching a movie. A movie featuring real, everyday characters. And those sitting are actors as well. They become both audience to and player in a huge live theatre. The drama is built frame by frame, minute by minute. This is the way that life passes for those who contemplate the invisible. The bench helps us to look outwards to the city and inwards to ourselves, and to watch the great cinema that is the city. And a city like Madrid is full of amazing stories. foto by Eneida Serrano
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A bar and bookshop to enjoy a glass of wine while reading a book or to read a book while drinking a glass of wine. They show a careful selection of contemporary literature and artworks downstairs, from where you can spy on the people upstairs because the ceiling is made of glass.
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This is a fabulous Hotel called Silken Puerta América, where each floor is designed by a different architect. It is open for public visiting. This year the Hotel was hosting the art fair Just Madrid and I was totally amazed by the first floor design of my favorite architect Zaha Hadid.
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Reina Sofia museum is always a good idea. And it's never enough of Picasso's Guernica as well as the other modern art gems. Save some hours for visiting and then look round the corner and have some wine at NuBel.
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Rooftop party with such a view. Should I add anything more?
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