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Majorcan Modernism in the heart of Santa Catalina
In the heart of Santa Catalina, in Palma, is located one of the emblems of Majorcan modernist architecture: Can Pujol, a restored building of the early twentieth century that retains all the original details. Located in Pou Street, Can Pujol was built in 1904, the same year as the emblematic Cuba Hotel located a few meters from this modernist building.
Can Pujol is the work of Gaspar Reynés and Jaume Alenyar, two of the essential names of Majorcan modernist architecture, who included various elements in this building inspired by the Art Nouveau of that time: interesting floral and vegetable details in stone in the lintels of the windows under the balconies, in the crowning of the building and in the wrought iron railings.
The floral decorations and the facade of sandstone, perfectly preserved, reflect in its rounded frames of the windows, the influence of Catalan modernism, which inspired its creators. This is an ideal place to divide it into three independent apartments and open an art gallery on the ground floor.
Santa Catalina, located just a few minutes from Palma’s Old Town, has become the nerve center of the city, with countless restaurants, cafes, boutiques and art galleries that make it the ideal place to enjoy gastronomy and the local and international art.