HOUSE OF MIQUEL DELS SANTS OLIVER
Image: Ajuntament de Campanet
Miquel Dels Sants Oliver (1864-1920), was one of the most important figures in Mallorcan journalism
He was born here in the charming little village of Campanet, but studied and gratuted in law in Barcelona. After this, he returned to Campanet where he started the local bulletin “La Roqueta”. He also did much work for the “La Almudaina” newspaper, founded by his father.
In the beginning of the 20th century, Sants Oliver returns to Barcelona to work as a librarian for Ateneo Barcelonés, a social space for the intellectual elite of Barcelona. At the same time, he was directing the newspaper, Diario de Barcelona, that was later merged with La Vanguardia. Under his leadership, La Vanguardia became the most distributed newspaper in all of Catalonia, and considered one of the most intellectual medias in Europe.
Miquel Dels Sants Oliver, was a part Mallorcan regionalism movement at its very early stage. He wrote several works, expressing high skepticism of the centralization of Spain.
On the facade of the house, you can see a memorial plate in his honor. To the left of this, an inscription from the Press Association of Mallorca.
How to find the house of Miquel dels Sants Oliver
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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