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The Massive Eaves of Cort

The city hall of Palma de Mallorca is known by the name of Cort. The Ajuntament de Palma has its seat in an impressive building dating from the 17th century. Next time you are in the area, have a look up and enjoy the splendid wooden eaves, a work by the sculptor Gabriel Torres. The eaves’ sculpted statues are probably inspired by the Atlantean figures made by Juan de Salas during the 16th century which can be found in the pulpit of La Seu (the Cathedral).

Spectacular. You will not find more impressive eaves anywhere in Palma, or in Mallorca for that matter.

Don’t be afraid to enter the building; you are allowed to visit. The spacious entrance hall leads to an Imperial staircase leading to the main floor. You can’t go up there, but you can have a look at the Gothic doorway that remains from the previous building of the seat of the government of the city, from the 13th century. Also on the groundfloor, there is a public library where you can read the newspapers, if that is what you would like to do.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: November 4th, 2009. The time was 13:46:50.

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