La Llotja

beautiful gothic barchitecture seen at la llotja in palma mallorca
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La Llotja is a beautiful old Gothic market building and current exhibition space in Palma

It is located just opposite from the harbor, and is easy recognizable with its Gothic style, looking like a fortress or religious construction.

La Llotja was designed and constructed by Mallorcan architect, Guillem Sagrera, in the years between 1426 to 1447. The street in which La Llotja is located, is partly named after Guillem Segrera.

Up through the 17th and 18th century, Palma’s status as the main trading center of the Mediterranean district, saw a dramatic fall in activity due to new naval routes. La Llotja then changed from being a trading center of corn and live stock, to serve as a marketplace for weapons and tools.

At the end of the 19th century, La Llotja was transformed to an exhibition hall, which it has served as since then.

When you are standing in this amazing hall, you can easily imagine the hectic atmosphere of tradesmen bargaining in here.

Today, La Llotja houses a permanent art exhibition worth looking at, at least from the outside.

La Llotja, is one of the must-see sights in 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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