La Lonja is located in the seaport a few steps from the Palacio Real de la Almudaina, is an architectural wonder created by King James I in 1420.
At the time of economic prosperity mainly due to the strategic location of the island in the Mediterranean, the city of Palma de Mallorca was seething and had a great business activity. The building served the merchants for all kinds of transactions andbusiness dealings when the island of Mallorca was one of the top destinations in the world trade routes.
When they decided to build La Lonja, they did not think to build a simple building, but to create an architectural and sculptural flaunting. Its master architect was Guillem Sagrera, who after 32 years of construction, managed to create a work of art, a great fish market that captivates the visitor upon entering, a lush building with a large vault held by thin and tall columns knurled achieving a great resemblance to a palm grove in honor of the trader labor.
Today the lonja is open only sporadically for some exposure, but worth even takes a walk through your neighborhood, el barrio de la lonja, with its narrow streets full of cafes and terraces where you can breathe the authentic atmosphere of the island. It is also a good place for nightlife, with many restaurants and clubs; we might say that this area is the heart of the nightlife of Palma.