Summum Prime Boutique Hotel’s History, in Palma
The Archduke Luis Salvador described it as “a house with a simple facade, with two mullioned windows of three beautiful arches”. Today, the vestiges of the medieval architecture of the early sixteenth century remain in one of the most unique palaces of the city of Palma de Mallorca.
Constructed in 1570, the Can Berga - Ladària Palace, today the Hotel Súmmum Prime Boutique Hotel *****, is situated in what was once the ancient neighbourhood of Sitjar. This area, which existed during the Moorish occupation, formed part of the Madina Mayurqa. The old Gothic house, which once boasted a façade adorned with ajimeces (wooden balconies with latticework), and which the archduke managed to draw, stands on Calle Concepción, between Las Ramblas and Paseo del Borne, in the historic centre of Palma, just 100 metres from Avenida Jaime III. This neighbourhood, known as the 'Majorcan Golden Mile', is also home to the Baroque Church of La Concepción, the Palma Sa Nostra Culture Centre, the Gothic Cathedral, Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art, and countless art galleries and traditional patios, combining local and international culture. Amongst ancient cobbled streets, visitors will find it easy to mix with the intense social and gastronomic buzz of picturesque neighbourhoods such as Santa Catalina, the Lonja, the promenade and many other corners of the city filled with pleasant surprises.