Can Prohens is a shining example of traditional architecture from the Late Baroque in the Mallorcan countryside, probably dating back from the 18th century.
The property was acquired by the municipality of Felanitx in 1970, from a family who had had the property for hundreds of years – after 16 years of renovation, the house was opened to the public as Casa de civilization (cultural center).
On the front side of the house, you see a balcony with iron railing, every year a speech is held, kicking off the St. Agustí festival in Felanitx.
Parts of the first floor, is dedicated to a permanent exhibition of Miquel Barceló’s works. Miquel Barceló was born and raised in Felanitx, therefore one of the sons of Felanitx. He has also designed one of the most beautiful sculptures that decorates the cathedral La Seu.
Ca’n Prohens is frequently used for intimate concerts, art exhibitions and lectures. Much effort is put in to create an authentic forum and venue for any cultural event. When Mallorca annually organizes Nit del Art festival, which is an entire week devoted to art, Felanitx has its own version, called Nitx Arte, during which the Ca’n Prohens is available for specially selected artists, new and established names.
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Felanitx is one of those areas that has the full package; charm, nature, history, beaches, mountains, rural countryside and lots of soul, it’s a cultural treasure. The area has been inhabited since prehistorical times, which has left several marks on the local culture and self-perception of the people. Moreover, Felanitx is home to a wide range of interesting attractions to go see i.e. the Sant Salvador sanctuary, the stunning Sant Miquel church, the old oenelogical research center, the Augustine convent, the rocky fortress of Santueri and much more. The heart and soul of Felanitx is present everywhere you turn, especially if you visit during one of the many annual festivities or fairs in town where traditions are celebrated. Felanitx is also home to the charming harbor area of Portocolom, an old fishing village with lots of great restaurants to enjoy an authentic and tasteful dish of meats or seafood.