Hotel Viura in La Rioja,a tumbling pile of dancing cubes.
Close to the mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria, in the heart of the small village Villabuena de Alava, rises a surreal pile of superimposed concrete blocks like a phantasmagoria. The Hotel Viura in La Rioja, designed by Spanish architects Designhouses, is a playful and ultra-modern counterpart to it´s neighboring 17th century church.
It seems the architects shied away from anything vertical and horizontal, thus creating a architectural fantasy that looks like it will start to dance any moment.
A tipsy house, so to say, that fits perfectly into the region which is well known for its wines under the brand Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja.
The intersection of the superimposed cubes create an array of balconies and terraces that offer stunning views of the village and the surrounding scenery.
Inside, the hotel is equipped with stylish contemporary furnishings, modern with many references to wine. The spacious bar, the lounge and the glorious outside terraces offer an atmosphere of unadulterated luxury.
The boutique hotel consists of 33 luxurious guestrooms. Floor to ceiling windows throughout and private terraces ensure that there is always a view of the enchanting old village, the San Andres church, built between 1538 and 1728, and the mountain chain of the Sierra de Cantabria.
Hotel Viura with it´s acclaimed restaurant and wine cellar is the perfect base for discovering La Rioja. It is only 10 minutes away from such famous wine cellars as Ysios and Marqués de Risca.