see + do
Palma de Mallorca , Mallorca
Tel: 34 971 178 500
Concierge.com's insider take:
Built at the beginning of the 20th century by the great Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the former Gran Hotel is the place where modern tourism in Palma began. The four-story building's sculpted facade is the best example of modernism on the island. Today the home of the Caixa Forum Palma, the building's interiors have been restored to house a contemporary art library, changing exhibitions, and a collection of works by local painter Anglada Camarasa. The very stylish café-restaurant, with picture windows for people watching, has a calm, cool atmosphere and is reason enough to visit.
Closes at 9 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sundays.