Mallorcan Architecture is characterized by a diverse blend of influences from the Mediterranean region that have evolved over centuries. Traditional Mallorcan architecture is marked by the use of local materials like ‘mares’ stone, a type of sandstone, and wooden beams, with houses often featuring thick stone walls for thermal regulation and Arabic-style tile roofs. The island’s rural landscape is populated by ‘fincas’ (rural estates) and ‘possessions’ (large farmhouses) with central courtyards and agricultural outbuildings. Palma, the capital of Mallorca, showcases a number of Modernist buildings influenced by renowned architects like Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech I Montaner, epitomizing an ornamental aesthetic through the use of ceramics, stained glass, and wrought ironwork.