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

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 on the Crown of Aragon, the dominant kingdom in the area at that time. Jaume II had

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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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Mallorca: much more than just sun, sea and sand

In recent years, the various measures implemented to extend Mallorca's tourism throughout the year with alternatives to the classic sun, sea and sand formula have enhanced the island's cultural and natural heritage. This firm commitment has diversified the type of people coming to the island as well as providing a

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A brief art appreciation tour of Mallorca

The island of Mallorca boasts a number of venues where art takes centre stage, displaying collections from an array of genres, artists and periods in history. This wide range of centres, together with the spectacular nature of the works they contain, mean that visits can be easily adapted to each

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