HOUSE OF SALVADOR GALMÉS
The importance and promotion of the regional architecture and culture, is manifested in this building.
It belonged to the Rector Salvador Galmés, who was a Rector in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar and advocator of the Regionalism movement that took form in the beginning of the 20th century.
The regionalism began to take effect in Mallorca the early 1900’s, when a group of intellectuals joined the Catalan renaissance, amongst these was Salvador Galmés.
He had this house build in regional style, by architect, William Forteza Piña in 1921.
The house was bought by La Caixa in 1943, but due to the war it did not open until 1957.
How to find the house of Salvador Galmés
Sant Llorenç is undoubtedly one of the most overseen villages in Mallorca, however, if you have been on holiday in the eastern part of the island, there is a good chance that you have actually visited the municipality as Sant Llorenç is home to the popular beach destinations of Cala Millor, s’Illot and Sa Coma, which are shared with Son Servera and Manacor. Sant Llorenç des Cardassar offers an authentic and charming little village that expands from the central church square where a handful of bars sits. As for sightseeing, there are two major attractions in Sant Llorenç; the fortress of Punta de n’Amer and the Talyotic settlement of s’Illot, the rest of the points of interest include the parochial church, the regional style architecture and some small monuments to enjoy. You can enjoy multiple annual events and festivities in Sant Llorenç at all times of the year, it’s a great way to connect with the Mallorcan and local culture.
Other charming destinations to visit in the Llevant region