Modernist Palma
Modernist Palma

After discovering a medieval city, in the heart of the historic center, there is also the Modernist Route where the most joyful and creative face of Palma's architecture is revealed. A style, Art Nouveau, which came from the hand of Catalan architects such as Gaudí or Domenech i Montaner and which, after them, Mallorcan architects would develop for the Balearic bourgeoisie.

Almacenes el Águila: building designed in 1908, highlights the use of iron in order to make better use of space and achieve greater interior lighting. With important Viennese influences, its façade stands out with large openings, as well as its decorative elements.

Can Forteza Rey: following the Art Nouveau trend, it has a great influence of the architect Gaudí. It was a building destined for dwellings where the sculptural decoration and the mosaic stand out.

Gran Hotel (CaixaForum Foundation): designed by Lluis Domenech, it is one of the first modernist buildings in Palma and a pioneering hotel on the island as it was the first to have electricity and a telephone.

Can Casasayas and Pensión Menorquina: with wavy lines with great dynamism and plasticity, it does not stand out for having a large number of decorative elements, except for some representations of ferns or butterflies in the wrought iron of the balconies.

Old Mallorquin Circle (current Parliament): a refuge for the old social elites, it was built in the mid-19th century, merging the Balearic Casino and the Mallorquin Liceo. After a reform in 1913, the entrance and the access staircase stand out.

Can Corbella: pre-modernist and neo-Mudejar, horseshoe arches, elongated windows and stained-glass windows make up its architecture.

Forn del Teatre: modernism applied to the exterior decoration of a commercial premises where curved lines and plant motifs stand out.

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