What to see in Palma de Mallorca
Sa Drassana Square is a very old square that represents a vestige of what was one of the most important commercial neighbourhoods in Palma de Mallorca. Over the centuries, it housed a series of facilities and services for the city's port, reaching its peak during the 19th century.
After recovering the brilliance lost between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Drassana neighbourhood, in the mid-19th century, constituted an essential axis within the commercial area of Palma de Mallorca. It grew around what is currently Sa Drassana Square.
Currently, tourists can admire multi-story buildings of enormous historical and heritage value that, in the past, were important shipping factories and commercial centres, as well as meeting places.
Among the most interesting buildings that are still preserved in the square is the Consulate of the Sea, a building of Medieval origin that has undergone countless renovations and restorations and that is currently the headquarters of the Government of the Balearic Islands.
In front of it is the old De Ses Minyones building, which is currently the headquarters of the Presidency of the Autonomous Executive.
The most characteristic detail of Sa Drassana Square is the imposing statue of the famous Mallorcan navigator Jaume Ferrer, located throughout the centre of the square. It includes a fountain, the work of the famous artist Jacinto Mateu, that was inaugurated in 1843, as well as a commemorative plaque whose legend is almost illegible.