- The 360° terrace, one of the most famous in Madrid, has reopened its doors with a glass viewpoint that hangs 100 metres above Plaza de España
- The hotel has also inaugurated “Edén”, a tapas bar on the 26th floor that boasts spectacular views of the city
The 360° terrace at RIU’s hotel in Madrid now has yet another attraction on top of its spectacular views of the capital: a transparent viewpoint looking over the recently inaugurated Plaza de España. This glass balcony that hangs at a height of 100 metres above the ground gives our most intrepid visitors a panorama of the southern area of the capital, with a unique view of the Casa de Campo park, Royal Palace or Temple of Debod.
Due to its size and the transparent materials used to build it, this viewpoint can barely be seen from the outside, in contrast with the Edificio España’s imposing facade. A one-of-a-kind attraction in the capital, which, alongside the popular walkway, is another display of the Riu family’s support for the Plaza de España area as the capital’s tourist centre, respecting the appearance of this emblematic building that is an important part of Madrid’s heritage.
The hotel Riu Plaza España’s rooftop is also debuting two new staircases next to the central tower leading to the upper levels, known as the private booths or VIP areas. Customers will now be able to walk around and enjoy the view from the building’s highest point. To improve the panoramic view that customers can enjoy from this area, the existing forged railing has been lowered and a glass barrier has been placed to guarantee safety.
Also on the 360° rooftop, customers will find a new decorative element that is not to be missed: a magnificent white bull sculpture. The wooden, origami-style animal has a waterproof krion body and spectacular horns and testicles made of shiny polished brass. According to the company, it is a declaration of love and respect for this animal, which is present in many civilizations and beliefs as a symbol of strength, energy and generosity.