Casasayas is one of the most interesting examples of civil architecture in Palma
The Casasayas building and the Pensión Menorquina are buildings in the Modernist ‘art nouveau’ style that were conceived with an original symmetry and dynamism. These are two identically executed, symmetrical buildings, separated by Calle de Santacília, and belong to the most important singular buildings in Palma.
They were built at the request of Josep Casasayas Casajuana, owner of the Can Frasquet cake shop. Francesc Roca designed them and directed the first phase of the works. They were completed under the direction of Guillem Reynés.
The ground floors externalize structural elements, like the metal columns. The upper floors have a wavy design and finishing that has a great dynamism and plasticity. The metalwork of the balconies and the woodwork of the windows complete this effect. The openings are in the shape of parabolic arches and various other forms. This accented plastic-dynamic treatment makes it possible to classify the work within the Modernist art nouveau tendency. The decorative elements are not very abundant, but there are stylized representations of ferns, acanthus and butterflies appear, especially on the iron capitals and in the wrought iron of the balconies.
More local places to see in Palma near the Casasayas
Pueblo Espanyol, a whole village made of replica buildings from all of Spain
The cathedral of Sa Seu and artificial lake of Parc de la Mar
Palma local city guide
Almudaina palace, stunning medieval palace and museum
March foundation and sculpture exhibition
Arabic baths and romantic gardens hidden in the narrow streets
Bellver castle, the historic fortress and castle overlooking the coastline
Santa Eulàlia, a tall beautifully decorated church
Antique old train leaving from Placa d’Espanya
The aquarium, a unique collection of big sharks and colourful fish
La Llotja, art gallery in historic building close to the marina
Casal Solleric, 18th century city mansion with open courtyard
Joan Miro museum and workshop
El Aguila, former department store building designed in unique modernist style
Gran hotel, majestic modernist building