Have you heard of it too, but never managed to make a visit to this unique museum?
After our blog post today, you will definitely make arrangements to combine this museum with one of our guided tours on the portal. Because it is definitely worth the trip.
The museum was opened in the first half of the 20th century in the Carthusian monastery where Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand lived in the winter of 1838-1839. Its collection contains memorabilia of the famous composer and his partner. Among the most interesting exhibits are: Fryderyk Chopin's lock of hair and the original Pleyel piano.
Visit the Valldemossa Charterhouse and follow in the footsteps of composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand. The two artists stayed here for three months in the winter of 1838/1839.
Sand`s book "A Winter in Mallorca" was the result of this trip, but several of Chopin`s compositions were also written in this beautiful mountain village in the west of Mallorca. These included several Preludes, a Polonaise, his Ballade No. 2 and his Scherzo No.3.
The cell with the current number four was rented by the two at that time, you can also visit this during your stay in Valldemossa. The Pleyel piano on which the French composer worked at the time still stands here. Cell number two - like all the other cells privately owned by Mallorcan families - also contains contemporary exhibits.
Among other things, the museum houses the original rental contracts and various payment receipts from the time of Chopin and Sands, such as medical bills or the costs for transporting the piano from France to Mallorca. A receipt for the sale of the piano to the banker Senor Canut from Palma is also included. Thanks to the original documents, the days of the artist couple on the island can be easily traced today.
A painting by Sand's son Maurice was reproduced, showing the cell inhabited by Frédéric Chopin and George Sand at the time. This later served as evidence for the designation of today's cell number four as the couple's accommodation.
Valldemossa is one of the most beautiful places on Mallorca, and for good reason. In the west of Mallorca, surrounded by the most beautiful panorama of the island, you will find the village that lives up to every recommendation. This idyllic place has inspired many artists and stands out for its uniqueness. The vantage points of the village offer a unique view and invite you to dream. Don't miss out on this experience and take a look at our excursion offer to Valldemossa. You will not regret it.