The capital city of the Balearic Islands in Spain, Palma (or Palma de Mallorca), is home to many cultural venues dedicated to sharing the rich history and heritage of the region. Museums, exhibition halls and art galleries in the city offer a wide variety of exhibits with topics including archaeology, religion, medieval architecture and avant-garde art.
Museo de Mallorca is located in a 16th century mansion, commonly known as ‘Casa de la Gran Cristiana’. The construction follows the canons of traditional Majorcan architecture. It is divided into three sections - Islamic Archaeology, Fine Arts and Industrial Arts. The museum is predominantly decorated with baroque elements and features a hallway with a courtyard and four arches. It exhibits important archaeological remains, from Talayotic figures to Arabic ceramics andgothic panels. The museum also displays paintings, furniture and representational arts.
Address: c/ Concepció, 12 07012 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm,
Closed on Sunday
Tel.: +34 971 71 75 40
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró
a Mallorca ( Visit Site )
Fundacion Pilar y Joan Miro was formed in 1981 with a donation by Catalonian artist couple, Joan Miró and his wife Pilar Juncosa.Along with the artist's studios, the collections of works by Miró include paintings, drawings, graphic work and an important collection of documents. The museum has since expanded to add new exhibits of other artists such as Canogar, Mompó, Sempere and Villalba. This is one of the major exhibition centers in Majorca.
Address: C. De Saridakis, 2907015 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Closed on Monday
Tel.: +34 971 70 14 20
Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo (Fundación Juan March)
Inaugurated in December 1990, the Museu Fundación Juan March in Palma is located in a 17th century regionalist building known as ‘Can Gallard des Canyar’.As a result of its expansion in 2003,this museum now has a room for important exhibitions and an assembly hall to host cultural activities. The temporary exhibitions at the museum galleries display works of local and international artists. Likewise, the permanent collection is dedicated to works of twentieth century Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dali, Miro, Juan Gris and Antoni Tapies. In 2009, new selections of artworks by Pablo Picasso were added to the permanent gallery.
Address: Sant Miquel, 11, 07002 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm,
Closed on Sunday
Tel.: +34 971 71 35 15, +34 971 71 04 28
Palau March Museu
(Biblioteca Bartolomé March) ( Visit Site )
Home to the Bartolomé March Foundation, Palau March Museu organizes a series of temporary and permanent exhibitions by exemplary artists such as Rodin, Moore and Chillida. Along with contemporary art, the patio also displays religious sculpture made from polychromed wood. The different areas of the residential palace hold an 18th century Nativity crib display from Naples, manuscripts, codices as well as nautical maps from 15th – 17th centuries.
Address: Calle Palau Reial 1807001 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: April to October: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
November to March: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Closed on Sunday
Tel.: +34 971 71 11 22
Es Baluard ( Wikipedia )
Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum is a contemporary art museum run by the Palma-based Es Baluard Museu d' Art Modern i Contemporani Foundation. It exhibits a varied collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists, who have contributed to the changing artistic trends in the BalearicIslands since the late 19th century. One can get to see over 500 works of art, including paintings by Joan Miro, ceramics by Pablo Picasso and drawings by Cezanne, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, among other universal artists.
Address: Placa Porta de Santa Catalina 10, 07012 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Closed on Monday
Tel.: +34 971 90 82 00
Cathedral Museum ( Visit Site )
Located on the ground floor of the Cathedral's belfry, The Museum of the Cathedral has the three chapter rooms. At the Sacristy room, from the beginning of the 14th century, you can admire wood and silver masterpieces from the 13th century together with the portable altar of King James I.The second Gothic room, built in the 14th century, features the altarpiece of Saint Sebastian, patron of the city of Palma. Last but not the least is the 17th century Baroque room which contains an invaluable collection of Gothic &Baroque sculptures, paintings and silver-smithery.
Address: Plaza de la Almoina s/n 07001 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: 1st April to 31st May / October: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
1st June to 30th September:Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
2nd November to 31st March: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
All year, Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Tel.: +34 902 02 2445
Bellver Castle ( Visit Site )
Located 3 km away from Palma's city centre, the construction of Bellver Castle commenced at the beginning of the 14th century on the orders of Jaime II, King of Majorca. It houses the City History Museum, which features unique pieces from archaeological excavations, municipal artcollections and the Despuig Classical Sculpture Collection. In addition to exhibitions, the Bellver Castle also hosts a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities.
Address: C/ Camilo Jose Cela, s/n C.P. 07015 Palma, Spain
Opening Hours: April to September: Monday: 8:30 – 1:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm October to March: Monday: 8:30 – 1:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tel.: +34 971 73 50 65