Can Bordils

charming courtyard at the can bordils estate in carrer de almudaina street in palma mallorca

Can Bordils is one of Palma’s emblematic courtyards

Can Bordils is a medieval house that was rebuilt in the 16th century by the influential and wealthy Sureda family, whose coat of arms can be seen above the windows of every room and on the arches.

The name, however, derives from the Bordils family who inherited the mansion due to a marriage between the daughter of the Sureda family and son of the Bordils family.

Can Bordils has undergone several transformations, but the most important is the ones done during the 19th and 20th century by famous architect, Guillem Forteza, who was responsible for the emblematic courtyard.

Its original appearance has been recovered thanks to a project by the architect Miquel Vicens, who at the same time turned the building into the home of the municipal archive of Palma.


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Palma is the capital of Mallorca and seat of the Balearic government. Palma was founded during the occupation of the Roman empire, about 123 BC, and later developed by the Moors and Catalans. Palma has several times been awarded best place in the world to live; it is a city of great diversity, cultural heritage and commercial activity, making it an attractive city to a broad audience. Palma is one of the best places in Spain to go shopping, all the new arrivals from other Mediterranean capitals arrive here before other places in the world, plus, there are hundreds of local specialty boutiques.

The rich history of Palma has left an incredible amount of landmarks and points of interest to discover i.e. the Arabian baths, the cathedral, the Bellver castle, the Almudaina palace etc., as well as hundreds of other unique constructions perfect for sightseeing in the city.

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