I am from Madrid, love the city and want to share my special addresses. Every day a new idea, place or thing to do in Madrid. Everything has been thoroughly tested but it is only a personal opinion.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Decoraccion 2012 - nice walk through las Letras

Last weekend, I enjoyed myself very much walking around Barrio de las Letras and admiring the lovely decoration brought up by the initiative DecorAccion.

Walking through Barrio de las letras is always special, architecture and shops have plenty of history and good taste. And yet imagine if a bunch of many well known decorators and antiquaires work on the outside look of the shops, creating lovely installations and organising brocantes in the streets and even letting you visit their private studios..! You almost get the Stendhal disease… J

The weather was not friendly the first two days, but luckily the city town hall extended the initiative until Sunday.

I let you some pictures of my 3 day visit to Decoracción, (Yes.. I know it might be too much, but there was so much to see!!) and special mention to the favourite things I saw during the visit...

Calle San Pedro, lovely street full of antiques; furniture, mirrors, lamps.. the street had colourful flags hanging out and made you think of a typical verbena (popular village party), furniture there seemed to be more affordable than calle Quevedo where another market was organised.

One of the most photographed installations was the huge lizard made out of cd’s from design students..
However my favourite was this old shirt shop ..

I also had the opportunity to have a glass of wine at Alejandro Fauquié studio. He lives there with his lovely girlfriend Blanca and have stunning furniture.. I could hardly focus in the conversation surrounded by such nice things.

Bars and restaurants were also decorated and found very original the naïf forest interior of la Mojigata and discovered a wonderful lemon pie.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit it this year, don’t miss it next year!! Best street walk of the year so far..!!!


  1. I like the way you describe the weekend-party in El Barrio de las Letras, I was there and it was amazing, I am looking forward to next year

  2. Thank you so much for joining us in this III Edition... Hope to see you next year.

  3. Creating lovely installations and organise brocantes las vegas in the streets or even let you visit their private studios..


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