GRAN HOTEL / CAIXAFORUM
The former Grand Hotel in Palma, is the biggest exhibition hall in all of Mallorca and the most renown modernist building
CaixaForum has its name, because it is owned and managed by the Catalan investment bank, La Caixa.
CaixaForum is situated in the building, that was once the Grand Hotel in Palma. This was the very first Catalan-modernism building in Mallorca, and used to be the Grand Hotel in Palma.
The Grand Hotel, was built between 1900 and 1903, by famous architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Grand Hotel was for many years the trademark of Palma along with the cathedral. The Grand Hotel suffered great from the Spanish Civil War, and never managed to recover when the war ended.
Besides from the architectural masterpiece this is, the CaixaForum exhibits many awarded works by various artists.
How to get to the CaixaForum
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.