7 international celebrities who live in Mallorca
Those who vacation in Mallorca do not usually expect to meet celebrities in everyday life. German celebrities from B- to C-class have their stomping grounds on the island in certain areas. You know: the beach section where you travel, a flight on a budget plane to Palma and the consumption of several buckets of sangrias spread over two days as a successful end to the weekend.
People like Til Schweiger, the Catherine Zeta-Jones/Michael Douglas family and similar stars live on the island in mostly remote locations. Some of them populate Mallorca several times a year, but then live well protected on large estates. In this article we leave out the B-class celebrities and focus instead on real stars from the fields of art, drama and music: The 7 best celebrities in Mallorca!
Celebrities in Mallorca
1. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas liked to describe the S’Estaca estate near Valldemossa as an oasis of calm where he could relax. He spent a lot of time here with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones when there was no filming. However, that didn’t stop the couple from putting their property up for sale several times since 2014. Initially, the Hollywood couple wanted 50 million euros for the property. However, the latest offer for the 1,000 square meters of living space and the 100-hectare plot is also something for prospective buyers with a smaller wallet. More precisely, with a budget around 14 million euros cheaper… If you have the money, look here.
2. boris becker
Boris Becker fell in love in 1997 in a remote place near Artà. At that time he was still active in tennis. He built the villa “Son Coll” there. A little later, his financial decline began. At least if recent press reports are to be believed. Recently, a court in London found that the value of the villa was not enough to pay the debts incurred. He said the house was worth a little more than four million euros. Officially, Boris Becker and his lawyers continue to claim that the purchase price was 12.5 million euros. However, experts doubt that this is true. And Boris Becker? After a grand opening celebration in 2006, he has rarely visited the Balearic island.
3. Herbert Grönemeyer
Herbert Grönemeyer comes from the deepest west of Germany, as his song “Bochum” proves. But in Mallorca, the German megastar is way up in the north of the island. More precisely, Grönemeyer lives in Sóller, in the middle of the Serra de Tramuntana. As a family man, he is pleased that his brother, the well-known physician Dietrich Grönemeyer, also lives there. He reportedly uses his stays there to work on his new songs. Another Mallorca connection: The singer of the song “Mambo”, which is the basis for the song “Mamboleo” by Herbert Grönemeyer, is called Loona. She also lives in Mallorca.
4. til Schweiger
That’s exactly what the actor likes to do on his 300-year-old estate. It is located in the Serra de Tramuntana and was acquired in 2013. According to bild.de, the famous star, who according to the press suffers from an excess of temperament, becomes a “cheerful hippie” on the island. If he knows the area, he will understand why.
5. Rafael Nadal
As a Spaniard born on the island of Mallorca, it goes without saying that if he has the necessary money, he likes to live there in his homeland. Currently, he lives with almost his entire family under one roof. However, he recently bought an elegant villa in Porto Cristo, very close to the sea. It’s probably the true center of his life, if you can say that about a tennis pro. Here you can get a small tour of the house.
6. king Juan Carlos
Another prominent personality who lives on the island is King Juan Carlos of Spain. Now retired, he still enjoys spending time at the Bourbons’ sprawling summer residence. It is located in the town of Cala Major. His son and King of Spain, Felipe, takes care of the official duties. When he is in Mallorca, the young man rules from his official residence in the capital, Palma, which is located directly opposite the cathedral.
7. frank elstner
Frank Elstner, the well-known German television presenter, was one of the first German celebrities to settle in Mallorca. He moved to the island in the 1970s and has his residence in the town of Pollença. It is not known if he is still working on new ideas for Saturday night shows. What is certain is that he worked there on his first health book, which was published in 2017. And since he is no longer so active in the television business, he finds time for relaxation exercises and enjoys his free time, as the Hamburger Abendblatt reports.
Of course there are many others, this on the sun island verschlagen, and many who are also just now looking for their dream house.