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History and heritage
The Can Salas building was built in 1881 by Manuel Salas Palmer with sandstone from Coll d’en Rabassa and it formed part of the complex known as “Sa Petrolera”, which had a major impact on the es Molinar neighbourhood, as this was a fishing district with many windmills.

At Sa Petrolera, oil was refined to provide fuel for lamps and oil for machinery until 1927 when soap, olive residue oil, carob sugar, tannin, perfumery products, paper and cardboard and plant extracts started being manufactured there.

In the 1980s, the complex was dismantled and only three or four private houses from the workers’ accommodation area and the main house were left standing. In 1985, Palma City Council protected the building under its land-use plan. It is also listed in the city’s Catalogue for Protecting Buildings and Elements of Historical, Artistic, Architectural and Scenic Interest

See location (Aula de la Mar)

Blue Center

ADEAC coordinates Blue Flag awards and Blue Centres

The requirement for creating a Blue Centre in a municipality with a Blue Flag is to have a visitors centre, a sea or nature school, etc. which includes among its aims and activities environmental education about coastal ecosystems and/or sustainable development, as well as specific information and/or activities relating to the Blue Flag programme.

Sea schools are interpretation centres for the marine environment, which make available to the public a range of interpretative elements and activities for experiencing the marine environment. These features make it possible to work on environmental education content and objectives as well as other topics from different areas in a setting with suitable facilities and resources.

The only Blue Centre in the Balearic Islands is Palma’s Sea School. Given its insular location and the fact that the sea is one of the most important parts of the environment of the Balearic Islands, it is essential to include learning about the marine environment in all sectors of the population.

The activities carried out at the Sea School are adapted to the educational level of the people they are addressed to so that visitors can develop their observation and interpretation abilities by experiencing direct contact with the environment and learning through specific didactic materials

Environmental education activities

The Environmental Education Service of the Balearic Ministry for the Environment runs the Sea School. It also provides the Guia de recursos i activitats d'educació ambiental (Guide to environmental education resources and activities), which is drawn up annually with the aim of providing support to people interested in the completely free environmental activities planned by the different public organizations and bodies4

The Environmental Education Service’s website lists all of the activities on offer with a detailed description of each one.

Opening hours: 08:00 to 19:30 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 to 14:00 Saturdays (except in July and August).

Sa Petrolera