Rooftop in Palma de Mallorca, Cathedral from Hotel Palacio Can Marqués Palma

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There is something decidedly decadent about the restored Palacio Can Marques in Palma, filled with worldly treasures, mementoes, a repertoire of good taste and creative richness set to the powdered romance of Baroque classicism. Discreetly tucked away down a narrow meandering cobblestoned street of Palma’s historic La Lonja, is a lost treasure. A former 18th-century Mallorcan palace built for a wealthy marqués merchant in 1760, is now one of Palma’s most noble 5-star Palacio’s of style, renovated into a seductively glamorous grand hotel of casual luxe.

Palacio Can Marques cranks up luxury whilst being a chilled sort of insider’s clubhouse, an address where the nomads of good taste opt to reside when in Palma.  This is certainly a lavish aristocratic mansion with an aura of calm grandeur and opulence which greets you in its ornamented Baroque entrance hall. An impressive atrium with a soaring 11-metre high vaulted ceiling is flanked by Gothic alabaster columns. The Palacio has homed Palma’s nobility and the honey-coloured stone walls have witnessed the whispered tales of merchant trade deals, nautical explorations and the secrets of Palma’s dignitaries.

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