La Lonja and the Born are magnets for tourists. | Javi Rodríguez
Residents of La Lonja and Passeig Born in Palma are said to be an endangered species. They are being squeezed out by restaurants, ice-cream parlours, art galleries, hotels, 'Airbnb' flats, high-end decoration shops and palatial splendour. Rents are shooting up and noise is a familiar problem. The Sa Llotja-Es Born residents association says that there is flagrant non-compliance with closing times and that, little by little, La Lonja is being left without residents due to inaction by authorities. The neighbourhood is ceasing to be residential and is becoming a 'macro-hotel' for tourists.