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Rubén Darío

The former cells of the Carthusian monks were converted into comfortable rooms at the end of the 19th century. The owner Juan Sureda and his wife, the painter Pilar Montaner, housed writers and artists such as Unamuno, Azorín, Russinyol, Mir or Eugeni d’Ors. But the most remembered was the poet Rubén Darío, who visited the mansion in 1907 and stayed there during the winter of 1913. The place freed him from the obligations of fame and lightened the depression he was suffering from, years before he died. Here he wrote poetry and the novel El oro de Mallorca.