Tracing Errol‘s Footsteps on Mallorca

23 Mar

Hello dear Flynnthusiasts,

I was fortunate enough to spend a bit over a week on Mallorca this month and, besides admiring the spectacular scenery and fascinating history, visited some of the places connected to our man Flynn.

First and foremost I spent a night at the Hotel Maricel (couldn‘t afford more) where Errol stayed several times. Of course it has been completely refurbished and modernized since then but on the outside it hasn‘t changed much.

Hotel Maricel

Hotel Maricel

Hotel Maricel

Lobby of the Hotel Maricel

Here is a view from the terrace of the Maricel – Es Moli was just behind the ugly condo buildings.

View from the terrace of the Maricel - Es Moli was just behind those ugly buildings

Of course I also looked for the remains of Es Moli. When it was demolished, a part of the tower was salvaged and set up in a small park close to the original location. It is now called Plaza la Gargola – unfortunately there is no sign explaining the origins but it is nice to know that they saved at least a small part of the building.

Plaza la Gargola

Very close by it is possible to access the beach where Es Moli once stood. Now the bay is surrounded by ugly condo buildings but if you compare today‘s view to the old picture you get a good idea of how nice it must have been there back then.


Es Moli

View from the former location of Es Moli

Last but not least I looked for the commemorative plaque set up for Errol and Pat. It wasn‘t easy to find although it is right next to a busy street but in the end I managed. I found it very touching that people there obviously had such good memories of their stay that they set up this plaque.


— Claudia


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  1. David DeWitt

    March 23, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Wonderful Posting, Claudia! You definitely walked in Errol’s footsteps … much appreciated! I will share it on the Facebook version of the blog :-)

    • Claudia

      March 24, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Thanks David! Very happy to have you share it on Facebook (although I‘m not on FB).

  2. Karl

    March 24, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Terrific first hand report and beautiful photos ALL, Claudia!

    Here is the rough (but nonetheless MOST charming) translation of the plaque:

    “The association of residents of Cas Catala and Illetas as a tribute and in gratitude to Errol Flynn & Patrice Wymore for having chosen this area as a habitual residence.”

    • Claudia

      March 24, 2022 at 7:37 am

      Thanks so much Karl!
      Those words are indeed very charming and touching. Reading them and watching the videos on youtube with the people who knew Errol back then shows how much of an impact he must have made on them.

  3. shangheinz

    March 25, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Fantastic footsteps. Thanks Claudia!

    • Claudia

      March 25, 2022 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Heinz, it’s a pleasure to share!

  4. Inga

    March 27, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Claudia, do you know why Es Moli was torn down?

    • Claudia

      March 28, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Hi Inga,
      As far as I know it was torn down in the late 1980s to make room for those condo buildings. That‘s all I could find out.