IT is possible to see 150 authentic full size replicas of the original Chinese Terracotta Warriors in Palma de Mallorca.
They are Mallorca’s latest cultural attraction, located at the entrance to the city.
It is possible to see them daily from 10am-9pm through until the end of October.
The warriors are displayed as if in a section of the original tomb, with war chariots, horses and weapons, all of which have been handmade using the same clay from the area where they were originally found in 1974 using traditional methods by local artisans in Xi’an, China.
A full scale model – scale 1:10 – of the entire tomb of China’s First Emperor with 1,000 figures, serves to demonstrates the scale of this discovery.
In addition, the exposition features displays of Chinese fabrics and clothing from that time, ceramic figurines, a multi-lingual audio visual show and traditional music.
Mallorca is the first destination in Spain to launch this exhibition before it continues its tour to other major Spanish cities.
The Terracotta Warriors exhibition was created by Dr Burkard Pfrenzinger and Gerhard Merz, Director of Terra Prasent.
They spent years negotiating with the Chinese Government to allow them to recreate the terracotta warriors in situ and managed to carry off a logistical masterpiece when they transported from China to Europe the entire exhibition of warriors, weapons, horses and models in hundreds of boxes via ship.
The exhibition was first launched in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2002 and toured the country’s main cities including the neighbouring cities of Vienna and Prague.
To date, it has attracted over one million visitors.