Rialto Living, Palma

An intriguing recess from the busy streets of Palma

An intriguing recess from the busy streets of Palma

Tracey Pollard

Tucked away in the side streets of Palma, Rialto Living is set within a stunning building which previously housed the Rialto Cinema. In 2002 the cinema closed and in 2007 it opened again as Rialto Living, with further expansion in 2014, when the store expanded into the next door house which had been left untouched since 1911. This Baroque style of property allowed for the expansion to enhance the range and add new departments.
Departments now include fashion, furniture, paints, rugs, cookware, outdoor furniture and accessories, all set around a fabulous café housed within a glassed courtyard. Trading on three floors, the store includes a gallery space which offers unique artwork, offering temporary exhibitions from both emerging and established artists.
My favourite department was the vast kitchen and cookware department with both national brands and local designers, the beautifully displayed product provided a riot of colour. The cookware and table top displays can be seen from the central courtyard café, which is the hub of the store. Open all day it provides the perfect venue for an informal lunch or coffee and cake, giving you plenty of energy to shop. Dishes are created from fresh market produce, with care and attention to detail. We enjoyed tandoori salmon with wok vegetables, and the Rialto Living hamburger with coleslaw - a nice alternative to tapas!