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Fame in Valldemossa

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Mallorca’s number one tourist attraction appears to be the Real Cartuja in Valldemossa, the erstwhile Dominican monastery where Frederic Chopin and George Sand spent their historic Winter in Mallorca, almost 170 years ago (number 2 is the Cathedral in Palma, in case you wanted to know).

But, Valldemossa takes also fame for having housed the Royal Palace of Mallorcan King Sancho I (1311-1324), who re-housed there to find relief from his asthmatic condition.

In the same Palau Sanxo, the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío lived for a year, during 1913; he is well remembered in the town’s historic annals.

Just around the corner, Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges, lived for some time after World War I.

There was much more fame for some more people in Valldemossa over the last 150 years, but too many to tell you about on the limited one minute time span that some of you give me everyday, for my Mallorca Daily Photo Blog.

The photo was taken in Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain. The date: March 9th, 2008. The time was 16:46:12.

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