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There are more than 40 patios to be found around the centre of Palma de Mallorca. Many are located at public institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art, the Palau March Museum, the High Court or San Pere i San Bernat Hospital. Others, such as Patio del Palau Vivot are private houses and their patios can only be seen through the gates.

The origins of Palma’s patios go back to the Roman period, but they took on more importance from the 13th century. At the beginning they were austere-looking, in Gothic style, but with the economic prosperity of the 17th and 18th centuries came far more luxurious, refined decoration in Renaissance and Baroque styles. Source: spain.info

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