Museums Route

Museums Route

Cultural tour around d’Algaida.

 

Difficulty level

Easy

Distance

5 km

Description

  1. This route begins at the Museum of the Sanctuary of Nostra Senyora de Cura (Our Lady of Care). A grammar school was established in the building of the old Lullian School, which was part of the Lullian School of General Studies in Palma. The Grammar Classroom currently houses a display of religious objects and books that are related to the sanctuary, as well as books and manuscripts on Llull. There is also a religious art collection, engravings of the image of Ramon Llull and a small collection of ceramic bowls. Visitors can also view a series of architectural plans and projects, a collection of Randa liqueur bottles and a valuable copy of the map of Majorca by Cardinal Despuig.
  2. Once the visit is over, move on to the Can Gordiola Museum and Glass Blowing Factory, located at kilometre 19 on the Palma-Manacor. Gordiola is one of the oldest artisanal brands of Majorca. It is a family business that was founded in 1719 by a Catalan-Aragonese merchant. The art of glass blowing requires great skill and dexterity. Asymmetry and irregularity are the main characteristics of this glass. Gordiola manufactures all types of glassware for the home and is famous for its original shapes and colours. The prestige of the glassware transcends borders and its products have reached New York, Brussels and Buenos Aires. The factory, a huge old house that looks like a castle from the outside, offers guided tours for visitors of its incredible collection of glass and also demonstrations of the elaboration process of its products.
  3. The last stage of the route is a visit to the Franciscan Convent and Museum of the Filles de la Misericòrdia (Sisters of Mercy) of Pina.

End of the route.

The museums of the Sanctuary of Nostra Senyora de Cura and the Franciscan Convent in Pina, can be visited at any time, except during Mass.

The Gordiola Factory is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 9.00 to 19.00 and on Sundays and Holidays, from 9.00 to 13.30. Glass Blowing Demonstrations are held from 9.00 to 13.30 and 15.00 to 18.00; and on Sundays and Holidays, from 9.00 to 12.00

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