At the foot of the Bellver forest, El Terreno unfolds. A picturesque neighborhood with a history marked by enjoyment, splendor and international openness. Gertrude Stein, D. H. Lawrence, Erwin Hubert, Camilo José Cela, Rubén Darío, Santiago Rusiñol, Wilson Pickett… The gallery of illustrious people who have passed through El Terreno is endless.


In 1777 the first neighbor arrived in the neighborhood. He was the painter, draftsman and naturalist of the Royal House of Cristóbal Vilella. Bourgeois and Indians follow him and built summer villas and houses with colonial architecture with large gardens and exotic trees. At the end of the 19th century, the Gomila family, who arrived from the Antilles, built a house in El Terreno and gave the front part to the Town Hall, for children of the neighborhood could play. They called it “sa Plaçeta”. Today, it is Plaza Gomila. In 1910 the first hotel in the neighborhood was opened, the mythical Reina Victoria, followed in 1923 by the Hotel Mediterráneo. El Terreno became an area of tourists and select neighbors, iconic hotels and freedom.

la dolce vita

Between the 1950s and 1970s, El Terreno was the setting for the splendor of a carefree Europe that returned to enjoying itself and having fun. A place of worship through which many artists, intellectuals and bohemians passed, attracted by the modern cosmopolitan fun that was experienced in its bars and nightclubs. El Patio, Tito's, Barbarela, Monaco bar, convertibles, dry martinis, Sgt. Pepper's, silk shirts, high boots, Ava Gardner or Errol Flynn. The Chotis bar, the Joe's bar, Robert Graves, Aristotle Onassis, Marlene Dietrich, the Camilo José Cela meetings, the Jimmy Hendrix concert, the Wilson Picket concert, the Ray Charles concert or the B. B. King concert.

The splendor of Gomila was them and the list is endless. Since the first neighbor arrived, El Terreno has exerted a special attraction on all those who have lived and passed through here. And, as Santiago Rusiñol, writer, painter, and resident of Plaza Gomila at the beginning of the 20th century, said: «... Such a delectable place, so beautiful and so island.» Welcome to the new Plaza Gomila. A new modernity.