Famous people at La Cartoixa

Mallorca has always been frequented by celebrities and influential people from all over the world but, unlike other Mediterranean destinations such as Marbella or Ibiza, they come to the island with the idea of going unnoticed and being able to enjoy a quiet holiday. That's why they can unexpectedly turn

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Valldemossa: Five plans you can’t miss out on

Within the delights offered by Mallorca, Valldemossa boasts its own particular features. In addition to its privileged location in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, a whole series of factors (related to history, culture, nature and gastronomy, among others) make this village one of the most popular among visitors. Viewpoints, routes,

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A museum to be discovered: La Cartoixa de Valldemossa

La Cartoixa de Valldemossa is not the typical museum you can see in any travel guide or tips: it's a "museum-style space" with its own history brimming with fascinating events and characters. Here visitors have a unique chance to immerse themselves in one of the most magical places of the

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An itinerary of the oldest printing presses in Europe

Printing is almost indispensable in our daily lives. When it comes to understanding its historical importance, as well as its technical development over the centuries, travellers have a large number of interesting alternatives to investigate the origins of one of the most revolutionary inventions created by man. The starting point

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Ten inventions that have changed the course of history

For centuries, a combination of curiosity, instinct, ingenuity and progress has resulted in humanity making use of a whole series of mechanisms that have been crucial to our development as a species. Such advances have altered not only the course of history but also our way of life and it

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Illustrious figures who’ve spent time at La Cartoixa de Valldemossa

One of the particular features of Valldemossa, and more specifically La Cartoixa, is that it's been visited by a whole array of famous people: painters, politicians, philosophers, princes, writers, musicians, poets... Even Hollywood stars (Michael Douglas) and astronauts (Michael López Alegría). Albeit from different centuries, they have all left their

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Five essential places to discover the history of Mallorca

It may be a small island, covering just 3,667 km2, but Mallorca is brimming with history. Strategically placed in the Mediterranean, its occupants - the Talaiotic people, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Muslims, Christians - have all left their mark on the landscape over the centuries, with buildings and sites that invite

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The ledger book

This ledger was where the administrative details of the monastery in the eighteenth century were recorded. Its contents are hand-written in the Catalan language. On the open page you can see annotations made regarding revenues and expenses in 1766, as well as the overall harvest for that year of all

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History of Valldemossa’s Charterhouse

Deed certifying the donation of the palace by Martin I to the Carthusian Order in 1399 In 1229, King Jaume I of Aragon, known as the Conqueror, arrived in Mallorca. His son, Jaume II, was the first king of the "regne privatiu" of Mallorca, ruling a kingdom that was not dependent

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Chopin, beyond Poland

An universal polish. This is how Andrzej Sulek referred to, director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute of Warsaw: “In Poland there is no other figure as well known worldwide and that represents so well our culture”. The national pride, added to the immense power of attraction he has exercised since

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