LMDES Takeover: A Day At El Paracaidista

El Paracaidista is one of those spaces you can visit endless times and always want to come back for more. With 6 floors and infinite opportunities to get lost in all that it has to offer, this conceptual space is innovative and one-of-a-kind, bringing a new sense of life to the heart of Malasaña.

While Madrid is one of the most metropolitan cities in Spain, you'll be able to find creative spaces but nothing is quite like El Paracaidista. Odds are, no matter who you are or what you’re looking for, you'll be easily entranced by it's design and various concepts. LMDES teamed up with some of Spain's trendiest bloggers, expats and photographers in Madrid to give you a full experience of all that El Paracaidista has to offer. So, sit back and get ready to spend the day at El Paracaidista.


Sunshine in The Summertime

There’s no better way to start the day than on the rooftop of El Paracaidista. You can choose to dine on the terrace or just soak up the sunshine with friends, laughing about life and getting a few photos for the ‘gram.

The terrace is not just spacious but also colorful, giving a bit of life to the open space, the perfect way to get ready for a full day of fun.

Photo by    Fercho Navarro

Fine Dining, ReDefined

Next up, time for some fine dining. Courtesy of the head chef, we got to indulge in some of the best dishes that the restaurant has to offer. They have everything from gourmet pizza to fresh salads and even Asian infused dishes.

We chose to try the fresh fish and sushi options and it was unforgettable.  Roll up your sleeves before sitting down because the savory flavors of each of the different plates they have to offer will have you longing for seconds before you even start.

Photo by    Fercho Navarro

Drinks On Us

After lunch, it’s time to treat yourself to a fresh drink because there’s nothing better than a chilled beverage to keep cool in the Spanish heat. The Cuban-inspired cocktail bar at El Paracaidista will take you to a different world with the vintage vibes and entrancing music.

Ask the bartenders for their favorite recommendations and they’ll figure out the perfect fit for what you’re looking for. There’s something for everyone from a refreshing Mai Tai to a citric martini, it’s the perfect place to grab a drink with friends and catch up on old times.

Photo by    Fercho Navarro

 From Here To Home

The first two floors are filled with all of the best artisanal goods you could ever imagine. When we say, there is something for everyone, we truly mean it. You can spend hours on these two floors alone, strolling through the concept store, feeling as if you’re at home while shopping for the products you’ve always wanted but never knew existed.

The national and international brands that El Paracaidista hosts gives you everything you need in the world of music, art, literature, travel, beauty and much more. Each room gives you a different sensation and we recommend you take your time… or come back various times to make sure you don’t miss a beat.

Photo by    Fercho Navarro
Photo by    Fercho Navarro

Special thanks to all of the women that took part of the photo shoot. Feel free to follow them on social media and on their blogs!

Sarah Somian // Zaira Carmona Lazaro // Colby Holiday // Christina Haywood // Jessica Cobbs// Macadie Amorosa // Danni Roseman // Marina Gomez Gutierrez // Sarah Gafarou // Sienna Brown

An even bigger thank you to our amazing photographers! 

Dagoberto Martínez Álvarez // Fercho Navarro // Iker Abner Uranga Ortega!

Last but not least, thanks so much to El Paracaidista for making this post possible! 

Have you ever been to El Paracaidista? Let us know your favorite part of the space below! 


Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation.  Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.