The Gran Hotel was Palma's first luxury hotel when it opened in 1903. Designed by the Catalan architect Lluis Domenech I Montaner, it was the building that began the craze for modernists (art nouveau) architecture in the city.
Restored by the Fundacio la Caixa and reopened in 1993, it is now an art gallery featuring changing exhibitions and a permanent display of paintings by Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, the founder of the 'Pollenca School'.
The building is wonderfully intricate, with detailed tiling, a vast array of stone carvings, balconies and ornate iron railings. On the ground floor there is a bookshop specialising in design and a trendy cafe-bar.
- Social Spaces
- Plaça de Weyler 3