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center of palma with the borne and avenida jaime tres
Mallorca

This is the center of Palma de mallorca with The Passeig del Born with its many barroque houses . The name ´Born´ refers to the jousting tournaments held here. The land this area occupies was formerly a narrow cove where the river of La Riera flowed out to sea.  It was at this time (1833) that the sphinxes, popularly known as lions, were put in place.


The Avinguda de Jaume III was the first wide street to run through the old city  with portal arches and homogenous façades. It is one of Palma´s busiest and most exclusive shopping streets.

Plaza Juan Carlos I with its many terraces where you can see the world pass by. The most oldest and most famous is Bar  Bosch. A meeting place of the mallorquin people.

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Copyright: Jan Dolk
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Taken: 29/08/2009
Uploaded: 01/09/2009
Updated: 02/07/2014
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Tags: bar bosch; avenida jaime tres; borne; palma terraces; plaza juan carlos i
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