Palma’s Calle Sant Roc 4, holds a long cultural tradition. This palace, that backs on to the Cathedral, has hosted the headquarters of many study related institutions.
In 1483 Fernando el Católico, at the request of the jurats of Mallorca: Mallorca’s Real y Pontificia Universidad Literaria y Luliana, granted permission to create a centre for higher education. Here people were able to study Theology, Art, Law and Medicine until a period of decline took over at the end of the 18th century.
The patronage created in 1950, as an “exponent of the cultural development on the islands and promotor of a restoration of university teachings”, took up the baton in scholarly development.
Significant institutions such as the Ramón Llull chair, that works alongside the Philosophy and Writings faculty of the University of Barcelona embraced the centre. The Balearic school of Tourism and the National University for distance education (UNED) also taught in Calle Sant Roc.
If taking a walk behind Palma’s cathedral, don’t forget to check this spot out, since the 15th century the yearning for knowledge has been kept alive right here.