Enjoy the summer at The Patio: exquisite pop-up cafe and shop in a Madrid Palace.
The idea came about through a collaboration between some of Madrid’s most emblematic establishments, including El Viajero and Magasand, together with the PR agency Better – experts in pop-ups projects and who are also organised The Apartment last Christmas. This particular project is sponsored by Heineken.
The bar-terrace is situated in the patio area of the palace and its high walls protect the space from the hustle and bustle outside.
The cane ceiling, wooden decking, plants and ponds, along with colourful rugs and Acapulco chairs create an authentic urban oasis.
This shaded spot is perfect for escaping the heat of summer, whilst enjoying delicious sandwiches, bagels, salads and cold soups prepared by Magasand. On the other hand, El Viajero takes care of the cocktails and fresh juices.
The hall of the palace hasn’t been lit with chandeliers but rather with colourful Pet lamps, designed by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and woven by indigenous communities in Columbia. The salons have been filled with tempting and exquisite objects that are for sale.
Read more about Pet lamps in diarioDESIGN
Singular objects, unusual furniture, limited edition books, collectable magazines…
Espadrilles made by Mint and Rose, Keims cosmetics, the new pocket guide to the Malasaña district by Walk with me, and printed textile objects from SuTurno are just some of the products that we liked. Come and see for yourself, and find out what else is on offer at this charismatic summer space.
Photos: Pablo Gómez-Ogando
The Patio Hortaleza 87, nearby Santa Bárbara square. Madrid