There is a magnificent monument on the Paseo Sagrera in Palma de Mallorca that cannot be missed when one visits the city.
La Lonja is a marvel of gothic flamboyance, built back in the 15th century.
Mallorca’s merchant association commissioned the architect Guillerm Sagrera to design this public building back in 1426.
The aim, apart from covering the everyday needs for selling and purchasing products, was to ennoble the merchant profession.
Therefore a large “lonja” or exchange/auction warehouse was needed; it was adorned with many statues, of saints and angels as well as striking architectonic features.
The side façade, on the Llotja de mar street, is of special interest with enormous beautifully carved arches.
Today, Palma de Mallorca’s La Lonja is the venue for contemporary art exhibitions as well as an impressive place to rest when carrying out the hard task of sightseeing.