Can Montenegro was the seat of the Counts of Montenegro, of the Despuig lineage, one the foremost names in the island’s nobility.
They inhabited this house until the 17th century. Some of the family’s most distinguished members included Ramon Despuig i Martínez de Marcilla, who became Grand Master of the Order of Malta in 1736, as the commemorative stone on the facade evidences, and, most notably, Cardinal Antoni Despuig i Dameto (1745 – 1813), multi-talented personage, educated and refined, who had a notable pictorial and archaeological collection in his estate of Raixa.
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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.