Cort Square (Spanish name: Plaza de Cort, Catalan Plaça de Cort) is a small square located in the historic centre of Palma de Mallorca.
The area Court is one of the main squares of Palma's old town and connects to a street of Sant Domingo, the Royal Palace, the Plaza Santa Eulalia, where the eponymous Church and the street Stake, which, in turn, connects the square Court with a Central area of Palma - the Plaza Mayor.
Area Court is a very popular place in Palma. Around the square are historic buildings with bright facades on the first floor some of which are cafes and restaurants with tables under the open sky.
In the middle, stands a huge old olive treethat was transplanted to the area on may 3, 1989.
The olive tree comes from the mountain range of the Tramuntana, from the estate Pedruixella Petit, and was transferred to the city Jaime Battle.
The most prominent building on the square is the Rathaus or city hall (city Council of Palma, Ayuntamiento de Palma de Mallorca is the Catalan name: Ajuntament de Palma), also known as the building of the Court, which has received the name of the whole area Court in Catalan means "court".
The three-story building has a facade in Baroque style with elements of Gothic and mannerism. It was built between 1649 and 1680.
On the main facade of the town hall overlooking the square Court, highlights some important elements such as a large wooden roof that overhang the building; a long balcony with six Windows and a Central door, and watch Figuera (Figuera d'en Rellotge), originally installed in the clock tower, but in 1848 moved to the building of the Court for the reason that the tower was damaged and removed. Read more about hall Trees...
The Palace of the Council of Mallorca , or just the building of the Council of Mallorca (Palau del Consell / Consell de Mallorca) is adjacent to the city hall building with the Royal Palace (Carrer del Palau Reial).
The neo-Gothic building has two floors and an attic. It was built to accommodate the old provincial Council. The construction was made by the architect Joaquin Powiem between the 19th and 20th centuries, and meant a complete reconstruction of the buildings of the old city jail (1230-1870 gg.).
Currently, the building attracts the attention of four towers with four intermediate columns, ending in a small sculpture, and architectural elements, and small decorative details.
The lobby of the building, which you can visit, stands a Grand staircase leading to the second floor, which houses a gallery and meeting room with great richness of ornamentation.
Address Council building: Carrer del Palau Reial, 1. Read more about the Palace of the Council in Palma...
Building Can Corbella, located on the corner of the square Court and street of Sant Domingo (Carrer de Sant Domingo).
The building has 5 floors and the tower, designed in Spanish-Moorish style, which viewed the mixture of Arab and Christian elements ornaments.
During the construction of the house were three nearby buildings that received a new unified facade.
Itself the Santo Domingo street is narrow and has a length of about 120 meters.
Along the street: historic buildings, with commercial space on the first floor, including cafes and shops. Read more about Kang Corbella and the street of Sant Domingo...
Where to stay in the square Court
5-star luxury hotel Mama features a rooftop pool with city views, a Spa centre, a bar, a courtyard with palm trees and a cinema.
In rooms: air conditioning, mini-bar, flat-screen TV with satellite channels the bathroom comes with a Hairdryer and free toiletries.
Room rates may include Breakfast. Link to the hotel
4-star hotel Cort features a rooftop pool with terrace with sun loungers, a bar and free Wi-Fi.
In the rooms: Seating area with a flat-screen TV, Minibar, bathroom with Bathrobe and free toiletries.
Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel
All accommodation in Palma, including the Court square and in close proximity thereof, it is possible to look and book here