Great names of Catalan Art Nouveau such as Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner shaped the architecture of Palma de Mallorca with their aesthetic in the early 20th century. Today, the historic city center preserves valuable examples of this artistic movement that broke with classical schemes and also contrasts with the medieval legacy of the city.
Among the most representative modernist buildings, the Parliament of the Balearic Islands stands out. Art Nouveau motifs can be seen in the windows, columns and capitals. Very close by we find Can Corbella, an unusual block of flats in a Neo-Mudéjar style. The wooden columns superimposed on the façade, with horseshoe arches and stained glass on the ground floor, are some of the most outstanding elements.
On Plaça Weyler we find one of the city’s most significant modernist buildings: Gran Hotel. It has many striking decorative Art Nouveau elements, with sculptures, plant motifs, polychromed ceramics, balustrades and wrought iron. Inside there are notable architectural solutions designed to maximise natural light. The building is now a cultural centre belonging to the Fundación La Caixa: it has a permanent collection of works by the modernist painter Anglada Camarasa and different temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Still on Plaça Weyler, we find another unique example of Art Nouveau decoration, this time applied to the exterior of the bakery Forn des Teatre.
Casa Forteza Rey, on Calle Colón, is another of the most admired places due to the ornamental richness displayed on its facades. The mixed colours of the ceramics and broken tile mosaics (trencadís), the sinuous balconies and wrought iron railings, the abundant sculptures and the walls decorated with floral, plant and animal motifs have a tremendous visual impact.
From June 4 to 9, The Palma Convention Center will host the largest international congress of the year in Palma, organized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
The Port Adriano marina reopens the doors of the Aftersun Market, one of the most popular pop-up markets in Mallorca, which celebrates its seventh edition, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 26 to June 18.
1600 professionals from 30 different countries around the world have come to Palma de Mallorca (Spain) for the great night of the international hairdressing industry, the 5th year of the International Hairdressing Awards, which represent an indisputable consolidation of the event.