The Lonja, Palma's Gothic Pile which was built to house the Maritime Stock Exchange
The Lonja, Palma's Gothic Pile which was built to house the Maritime Stock Exchange has recently reopened to the public. It was designed in the 15th century by Guillem Sagrera, a famous architect
of the time who also designed Naples Castle. For the last few years it has been closed whilst vital renovation and cleaning work has been carried out and has now been restored to its former glory.
Considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Spain, its construction was financed by Mallorca's fishing industry, one of the wealthiest in the Mediterranean. So it's no surprise that the vast
exchange hall in the Lonja is holding an art exhibition inspired by that industry.
Venetian artist Fabrizio Plessi has just opened his exhibition "Plessi Llaüt Light" consisting of 14 Llaüts, traditional Mallorcan fishing boats, places upside down around the exchange hall floor
and filled with blue neon lights, the sounds of the sea and the music of Michael Nyman.
It's open every day (except Monday) from 17.00 until 24.00 until 21st September and then 11.00 until 14.00 and 17.00 until 21.00 on Tuesday to Saturday (Sunday Mornings only) until 2nd October.