Barcelona is a city of such global celebrity that it is striking to discover that Mallorca, a less famous part of Spain, shares some of the same visual features.
Many of the buildings on the island which date from the turn of the 20th century were designed in the modernista style similar to that practised by Antoni Gaudi.
The former Gran Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, now an art gallery. It was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, a Barcelona architect who designed many buildings in that city.
The adjoining buildings of Can Rei and L’Aguila in Palma. The latter was designed by Gaspar Bennassar.
The two adjoining Modernist buildings in Placa Mercat were commissioned by the owner of a bakery business.
The entrance to the Ca’n Prunera building in Soller. It was designed by Josep Rubio i Bellver who worked with Gaudi on many of his famous Barcelona projects. The former residence is now open to the public as a museum of modernism and art gallery.
Another interior view of Ca’n Prunera in Soller.