Canal March

Why the Balearic Islands? (I): Majorca. Where every wonder is possible?

Carme Riera

In classical literature, the Balearic islands used to be considered marvelous spaces where extraordinary marvels could take place. Travelers arriving to the islands, and more specifically to Majorca, in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century brought in their imagination, even without knowing it, these references. Professor Emeritus and academic Carme Riera observes these clichés following the testimonies of illustrious travelers such as George Sand, Santiago Rusiñol, Rubén Darío, Miguel de Unamuno, José María Salaverría, Gaston Vuillier, Mary Stuart Boyd or Josep Pla, among many others.

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