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The Garden in Plaça Reina

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At the bottom end of Passeig des Born in Palma de Mallorca you will find the Plaça Reina and its fountain displaying some beautiful cascades of jets of water.

Opposite the fountain, in the direction of the Parliament of the Illes Balears, there is a small garden, quite peaceful despite its surrounding constant hum of traffic. The garden of Plaça Reina centres around a monument and a small fountain in honour of Joan Alcover, a Palma poet (1854-1926), plus a small sculpture by artist Esteve Monegal called La Serra. There are some lovely trees, a stunning display of plants and flowers, and plenty of shade, precisely now that we want it most during the heat of the Summer.

During mediaeval times and up until 1837, a monastery was housed in this very spot under the name of Convento de San Francisco de Paula, which was expropriated and finally torn down as a result of the Desamortizacion Ecclesiastica (1835-1837) that reigned in Spain, as well as here in Mallorca. In 1863 the garden was created and in 1996 it was last modified.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 16th, 2009. The time was 13:41:15.

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