HOUSE OF LLORENC RIBER
Image: Ajuntament de Campanet
Llorenç Riber (1881-1958), was a Mallorcan poet, writer and priest
During his young years, he attended school at the famous Lluc monastery. After this, he went to Palma to become a disciple of Father Antoni Maria Alcover, a priest and linguist known for his dedication to the Catalan language.
Llorenç Riber, soon made a name for himself, as he won poetry prices in Palma and Barcelona. He founded the magazine “Mitjorn”, and participated in the first ever international congress in Catalan language.
Riber’s works really becomes interesting, as they reflect and honor the Noucentisme, a Catalan movement that pays special tribute to nature, and was seen as a direct response to modernism. His works in both verse and prose was awarded several times, and in 1927, he was appointed official representative of the Royal Academy of Spanish Language, in Mallorca.
The memorial plate on the facade, was put here in 1981, to honor the hundredth birthday of Riber.
How to find the house of Llorenc Riber
Campanet is a charming little town set in stunning and scenic surroundings at the feet of the Tramuntana. Campanet is an ideal area to visit for cyclists and hikers, as the opportunities for physical activities and sports are endless here, with the mountains to one side, the rural countryside to the other and the coastal areas on the third side. Campanet offers a treasury of points of interest and places to visit, such as the stalagmite caves, the self-sufficient nature reserve, the medival chapel etc., all part of the rich cultural heritage this area is known for.
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