The Royal Family of Spain visited the Charterhouse in Valldemossa during their holidays in Mallorca

It is in a very historic place that the royal family of Spain made the first official visit of four, since the beginning of the annual summer vacation in Mallorca. King Felipe and Queen Letizia introduced their two daughters at the Charterhouse in Valldemossa, taking the opportunity to offer a summer photo session to the photographers covering the event. This former monastery, whose foundations date back to the 14th century, was also the residence of King Sancho 1st of Majorca.

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A first summer family photo in Mallorca

Queen Letizia, 49, Princess Leonor, 16, and Infanta Sofia, 15, arrived in Mallorca on Sunday July 31, together with King Felipe VI, 54, who has been on the island since Thursday night. Almost arriving in the Balearic Islands, Queen Letizia made her first official outing on Sunday night, attending the closing ceremony of the Mallorca Film Festival where Isabelle Huppert was rewarded.

The Royal Family of Spain visits the Juan Carlos 1e Garden at the site of the Charterhouse in Valldemossa (Photo: Archie Andrews/ABACAPRESS.COM)

This Monday, the entire royal family went to Mallorca. Every year, the family spends part of their vacation on the island where Queen Emeritus Sofia also likes to meet her grandchildren at Marivent Palace. Family vacations combine private moments and official outings.

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Visit the Charterhouse in Valldemossa of the Royal Family of Spain

On August 1, King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia made a special appearance at the Cartuja de Valldemossa. La Cartuja, “the Charterhouse” in French, was once a monastery of the Carthusian order. The building is located about 20 km from Palma de Mallorca.

King Felipe, Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia and Queen Letizia agreed to do a summer photoshoot while visiting this Mallorcan site (Photo: Archie Andrews/ABACAPRESS.COM)

The royal family was welcomed by regional authorities when they arrived at the site. The royal quartet was then treated to a guided tour by Concepción Bauzá, professor of art history at the University of the Balearic Islands. According to Vanitatis, Queen Letizia credits a Mallorcan designer, Pablo Erroz, who made this dress especially for her. Princess Leonor wore a Sfera dress and Infanta Sofia a Zara dress.

In the 15th century, King Jacques II of Majorca had a palace built on a hill located in Valldemossa, for his son, the future King Sancho 1st. So the palace was a royal residence, until Martin 1st “The Human”, King of Aragon, donated all the royal properties of the region to the monks of the Carthusian order. The monks lived there until 1835.

Inside the museum, the royal family visited several rooms, including this one dedicated to Chopin’s music (Photo: Casa Real de SM el Rey)

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Various buildings have been built, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. Most of the current buildings were built in the 18th century, such as the monastery church, which was built on the foundations of a previous church dating from 1446. During the visit, the royal family stopped at several places on the site . Felipe and Letizia visited the museum, the gardens but also the pharmacy.

After visiting La Cartuja, the family strolled through the streets of Valldemossa (Photo: GTres/ABACAPRESS.COM)

When the tour of the historic site was over, Felipe, Letizia, Leonor and Sofia continued their visit to the town of Vallmedossa. They gave themselves a walkabout, then they ordered a pastry at a business, and finally, before leaving the city, the whole family signed the book of honor in the town hall.

Nicholas Fontaine

Chief Editor

Nicolas Fontaine is a freelance web editor since 2014. After being a copywriter and author for many Belgian and French brands and media, he specializes in royalty news. Nicolas is currently editor-in-chief of Histoires royales. nicolas@historiesroyales.fr


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