A Malaga-themed penthouse

The spiral staircase with sculptures by Chema Lumbreras.
The spiral staircase with sculptures by Chema Lumbreras. / DANIEL DE JORGE
  • Banderas shows his new house for the first time

Antonio Banderas sits on a fashionable and comfortable couch, next to a round table which displays a magazine, his book of poems and photographs with its prologue by local poet Manuel Alcántara and a novel, Malacitanus by Cristóbal Romero.

The living room is separated from the kitchen by a bar and at the other end of the room is one of his desks, with a computer and some Semana Santa souvenirs.

  • Views from the roof terrace

  • Inside Antonio Banderas' apartment

    Large pictures hang on the walls, there are two standing sculptures and a spiral staircase covered in sculptures by Chema Lumbreras representing El Zorro, Puss in Boots and Viberti.

    Upstairs is a terrace that I would say is unique in Malaga, and downstairs there are more rooms, a gym and a recording studio. This is a penthouse apartment to dream of with its location and excellent taste, where simplicity is complemented by great style. It is a tribute to Malaga.

    On the wonderful terrace, with views of all Malaga’s famous monuments, the small pool is inscribed with verses by Malaga poet Manuel Alcántara.

    The Pompidou cube tribute.

    The Pompidou cube tribute. / FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ

    The Pompidou cube is there in the form of the door to and from the roof terrace. To the right we find the pergola from the Palmeral de las Sorpresas in the city’s port and written on a table made to look like a bar is a chalked sum, the traditional way of working out the bill in Malaga’s famous wine bar Antigua Casa de la Guardia: it comes to 36, the addition of the date when he bought the property.

    Meanwhile King Kong hangs from La Equitativa (the building at the end of Calle Larios) and Picasso’s dove also makes an appearance in the apartment that also has a study with a corner devoted to Holy Week.