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Council of Mallorca

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Next to the Town Hall is the Council of Mallorca, today’s governmental body for the island of Mallorca. The origins of the building lie in the old Diputación Provincial, a government institution dating back to the 19th century which was responsible for constructing this building with an outstanding Neo-Gothic façade, designed by the architect Joaquín Pavía y Birmingham in 1882. The fascinating carvings are the work of the artist Llorenç Ferrer i Martí. The highlights of the interior are the fabulous staircase and the meeting chamber. Interesting paintings by Mallorcan artists can be seen in the different areas. This street owes its name to the Almudaina Royal Palace, which stands at the end of it. For centuries, the famous convent of Santo Domingo, a magnificent Gothic monument, stood on the right-hand side. Demolished in 1837 as a consequence of the law on the confiscation of church property introduced by the State, new bourgeois homes were built on the site, forming a wonderful combination of urban architecture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Of particular interest is the current Parliament building of the Balearic Islands, built as the registered offices of the Círculo Mallorquín, and containing some truly magnificent rooms, including the function room, now the Parliament chamber.

Council of Mallorca
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Carrer Palau Reial, 1, Palma de Mallorca.

Neighborhood: Palma de Mallorca
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