SAGRERA, Guillem
(b. ca. 1380, Felanitx, d. 1456, Napoli)

Interior view

1424-46
Photo
Llotja, Palma de Mallorca

The Llotja (Exchange) of Palma de Mallorca was built between 1426 and 1446. It is exemplary of similar buildings of this type in Valencia and Barcelona. The exterior has a solid appearance, the four corners being marked by towers. The portals and windows are decorated with Flamboyant tracery.

The hall style interior is impressive for its size and extraordinary vault structure. A mere six columns carry the ceiling, which measures 40 by 28 metres. The originator of this pioneering building was the Majorcan architect Guillem Sagrera, who after completing the work went to Italy to work on the interior of the Castel Nuovo in Naples.

The picture shows the vault of the Llotja.




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