A HOTEL made entirely out of rubbish has opened in Madrid.
Over 12 tonnes of debris recovered from Europe’s beaches was transformed into a five-bedroom hotel in the Plaze de Callao.
It was designed and created by German artist HA Schult to highlight the environmental damage being caused to beaches all over the continent.
Schult said it was a warning of how things could look if we don’t look after our coastlines.
“I created the Beach Garbage Hotel because the oceans of our planet are the biggest garbage dump,” he explained.
The aim of the hotel is to sharply contrast how the tourism industry portrays popular holiday destinations and draw attention to the huge amount of waste caused by mass tourism.
You can actually stay at the hotel, however guests only come via competition on Facebook.
- Thousands evacuated as forest fire spreads along Costa del Sol - 31 Aug, 2012 @ 11:01
- Irishman shot in Torremolinos bar - 28 Aug, 2012 @ 10:27
- Experts confirm remains found on Cordoba estate belong to missing youngsters Ruth and Jose Breton - 27 Aug, 2012 @ 17:02
- Naked Chef Jamie Oliver in Marbella - 24 Aug, 2012 @ 18:24
- ‘Sickening’ kitten attacks in Estepona - 22 Aug, 2012 @ 12:55
- Little and large: Petite star Eva Longoria poses with fellow diner in Marbella - 21 Aug, 2012 @ 13:23
- Sheikh to sell Malaga FC - 19 Aug, 2012 @ 13:00
- Mercadona recalls cosmetic products linked to cancer - 15 Aug, 2012 @ 13:57
- David Cameron enjoys a summer holiday in Spain - 15 Aug, 2012 @ 10:28
- Gibraltar’s biggest ever dance festival set to attract some of the best DJs to the Rock - 27 Jul, 2012 @ 11:46