Can Llobera, an impressive Mallorcan manor house, restored and now owned by the local town hall is conveniently located in the heart of Pollensa and open to the public. This splendid venue functions as a small cultural space for activities such as promoting reading, history and other cultural and historical activities.
The building while historically preserved in regards to its historic features and its characteristic has also kept its original name, Can Llobera. The facade, the entrance, the kitchen and the store, give us an idea of the importance of this building. The imperial staircase, the dining room, the first floor and the furniture have been preserved perfectly. The decorations throughout the house are original as well.
Can Llobera also houses the historical archives of Pollensa, Part Forana, which is the most important collection in Mallorca. The most important of this collection originates from the Knights Templar and the Order of St. John of Malta.
The Municipal Library has been moved from the Guillem Cifre of Colonya Cultural Centre to Can Llobera and occupies two areas of the cultural centre.
The first area is located on the ground floor where, in addition to the information and checkout desk, there is an area for reading magazines, newspapers and audiovisual material. There is also a children’s library dedicated to stories and games for the little ones and another room on the left side of the second hall that is reserved for primary school children who want to work on projects.
The second area is located on the upper hall of the building and is accessed by the lift. The library is available to both children and adults and its main purpose serves as an area of study, schoolwork, reading and research.
At the rear, there are two quarters; the first with computers, and the second intended for research and group collaborations.
Can Llobera has been renovated to preserve the architectural heritage. One of the most major renovations is its new roof. The facade is preserved and the grand staircase leading to the upper floors and furniture of the nineteenth century is found throughout. The only item that does not originally belong to the property is a tapestry from the Can Morato factory, that sits at the top of stairs.
The Museum of Can Llobera offers visitors an example of architecture, history and ethnological aspects of a family of rural Nobles of Pollença in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. A great example of the importance of preserving buildings that is part of the history of Mallorca. If you decide to buy or rent a house on the island, you could quite possibly find a dream home as lovely as Can Llobera.
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