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Can Picafort becomes cultural hotspot

The northern beach resort turns into a paradise for art lovers

featured in News & reviews Author Ana Hernández, Mallorca Editor Updated

The coastline at Can Picafort has become a new hotspot for art lovers. Artist Joan Bennassar has set up four sculptural groups of 'goddesses' on the resort's shores and in the sea for visitors to enjoy.

These sculptures are part of a wider cultural programme named "Can Picafort, la nueva Itaca del Mediterrani" (Can Picafort, the Mediterranean's new Ithaca).

This reference to the Greek island draws connections with Homer's Odyssey because the project aims at creating a sense of awe in visitors to Can Picafort, similar to what Ulysses felt when arriving at Ithaca. It will be complete with an exhibition of paintings by the same artist in the town's church, as well as a new art festival.

If you want to swim around the sculptures, head to Son Baulo Beach, or try the waters in front of Mar y Paz Restaurant. The other two groups are located in Plaza Cervantes and Clot de s'Alga.