Mallorca – Can Corbella

“¡¿Damn Mallorca, who knew?!” part 2

This gorgeous building is Can Corbella, a jewel in the heart of Palma. Three separate buildings united by a single façade, made entirely of wood. It is part Modernisme and part Neo-Mudéjar, or Neo-Moorish Islamic architecture.

It was built in late 19th century by Nicolas Lliteras for a wealthy family. The ground floor was a pharmacy, today a souvenir shop. The street windows are horseshoe arches with stained glass, and icons of crafts guilds. Each floor above has different frames with vertical closures and horizontal shutters. At the very top is an octagonal tower mostly hidden from street view. Eight sided stars repeat throughout the whole thing. The balconies are all the same, unifying the overall aesthetic. A visual feast for window lovers.

Can Corbella
Palma de Mallorca

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