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The Sa Nostra Garden

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We are really quite lucky in having so many beautiful gardens and parks in Palma de Mallorca. It is marvellous that many of these are open to the public.

One of them is the Sa Nostra garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of Palma’s shopping district, just up from Avinguda Jaume III. The Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra is a centre of cultural activities housed in Can Castelló, a beautiful 18th century townhouse. The centre was converted for its present purpose during the Eighties. If art, music or culture are not your forte, you can visit the delightfully laid out small garden without any further commitment to the arts. But I would urge you to enter the building as well and admire its courtyard with its grand staircase and in particular its first floor Planta Noble with its stunning ceiling frescoes and exquisite doors and door frames and windows. The building makes you realize that gardens are an important integral part of our cultural heritage just the same.

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You can discover some of the stupendous gardens in Palma with the help of a lavishly illustrated book called Jardines de Palma, Historia e Imágenes. The book in its large format is an updated 2008 version of a 1993 edition with stunning photographs by the very able Donald G. Murray, with texts by the competent Aina Pascual and the very informed Jaume Llabrés. The book retails for 80 €. The garden of the Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra is not included in this book, but many others are.

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The photo (top) was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 5th, 2004. The time was 14:30:47. The photo (bottom) was taken from the Alta mar website. Muchas gracias, Fabian.

2 replies »

  1. Hi,
    wanting to get in touch with Donald G. Murray and Ana Pascaul. Anybody in Mallorca have their e-mail??
    on_location(at)msn.com
    John

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