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People & Places: Josep Font, Madrid

Madrid has so much more to offer than cured meat and soccer. This month, we roped in Josep Font of Delpozo to tell us his favourite spots in the city.

You can travel to a city all you want, but when it comes to finding the best that it has to offer, nothing beats getting it straight from the horse’s mouth. That is, asking a local to spill all the deets. Whether you’re schmoozing on the streets of Paris or eating your way through Hong Kong, we want you to make the most out of your trip by skipping the mediocre and going to the best restaurants, watering holes and chill spots. Not a tick of time to waste is our philosophy when it comes to travelling. Enter People & Places, a travel series where we ask people from around the world to list their favourite local haunts that they think you should check out when you’re on their home turf. This month, we have the wildly talented Josep Font (@josepfontc), creative director of Spanish label Delpozo, to tell us his top picks from Madrid.

Parque el Capricho

Paseo Alameda de Osuna, 25
28042 Madrid, Spain

“It’s a park that many people who live in Madrid aren’t even aware of. When it was built, it was on the outskirts of the city. When I was looking for locations for the first Delpozo show, I fell in love with it. It kind of got back into people’s minds when I presented my first collection. It was originally a privately-owned land. It has several buildings within – the main building is the palace of the former owner, who was the Duchess of Osuna. There’s a garden that is like a labyrinth as well as many other gardens throughout the park.”

Caixaforum Madrid

Paseo del Prado, 36
28014 Madrid, Spain

“It’s an art foundation in the center of Madrid, what is called the “Paseo del Arte” (the art passage, as it’s on the same street as Prado Museum, Thyssen Museum, and many more). The building is very unique. It combines modern architectural lines and a nature element as at the entrance there’s a vertical garden.
To enter the museum, you almost must go under the museum to get in. One of the exhibitions I saw a couple years ago was of Georges Méliès, which sparked part of the inspiration for my Resort17 collection.”

Casa Fidel

Calle el Escorial, 6
28004 Madrid, Spain

“I was looking for home cooking, and Casa Fidel is a great example of that. The vegetables, the meat, the fish, and the fruit are all very high quality, but it’s not sophisticated cuisine.”

LA Studio

Calle de Castelló, 8
28001 Madrid, Spain

“I love browsing around antiquarians and vintage furniture stores in Barcelona or up in l’Empordà. Upon my arrival in Madrid, I discovered great stores, one of them being LA Studio. It has very unique pieces and I very much admire the selection of the owners. A lot of the items in our shop – furniture, lamps –come from this store.”


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