F NAKAR HOTEL MALLORCA Palma Guide - Museums in Palma

Palma Guide – Museums in Palma

Ready to dive into the cultural scene of Palma? This vibrant city offers a lively cultural program all year around. And today we’ll discuss one of our favorite subjects: art. Living in this cosmopolitan city we sure know a thing or two about art and today we would like to give you a list of museums in Palma you shouldn’t miss when visiting. Let’s go!

Museums in Palma

There are many museums and tons of art galleries that are well worth a visit in Palma. But today we’re not talking about the numerous art galleries you’ll find all over the city and really close to Nakar Hotel. Today we just want to give you a list of museums in Palma you should add to your list.

Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma

Really close to Nakar Hotel you’ll find Palma’s museum for contemporary art, Es Baluard. Only a 3-minute walk away from our design hotel in Palma, Es Baluard is Palma’s museum of modern and contemporary art. It has a collection of over 600 works of modern and contemporary artists. With one permanent collection and at least three changing exhibitions, Es Baluard stands for tradition, history, a vanguard vision and contemporary creation.

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The building itself is already worth a visit, as inside the ‘white box like’ exhibitions space offers a unique feeling while experiencing and living through every piece of art. Its location, at the square of Porta de Santa Catalina, at the end of Paseo Mallorca, makes it an exceptional site at Palma’s bay, offering unique views of the sea, the cathedral and the Bellver castle.

The Joan Miró Foundation

Another museum we recommend for you to visit while staying in Palma, is the Joan Miró Foundation. As you may know, Joan Miró’s adoptive city was Palma de Mallorca. In 1956 Joan Miró took up residence on the island of Mallorca, where he would be intensely productive until his death in 1983. This foundation offers visitors an insight into his artwork and underlying creative process in the place where the artist lived and worked for almost 30 years.

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CaixaForum Palma

Located in the heart of Palma, CaixaForum is a cultural center that offers a diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, and activities. Housed in a striking modernist building designed by renowned architect Enric Ruiz Geli, this museum seamlessly blends contemporary architecture with historical surroundings.

Visitors to CaixaForum can explore rotating exhibitions featuring both national and international artists, showcasing various art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, and multimedia installations. The museum also hosts educational programs and cultural events, making it a dynamic hub for artistic expression and community engagement.

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Fundación Juan March

For aficionados of Spanish art and culture, a visit to Fundación Juan March is an absolute must. Situated in a magnificent 17th-century mansion, this foundation is dedicated to promoting the arts and humanities through exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and research.

Fundación Juan March boasts an impressive collection of Spanish avant-garde art from the early 20th century, featuring works by iconic figures such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso. From surrealism to cubism, visitors can immerse themselves in the revolutionary movements that reshaped the Spanish art landscape.

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Museo de Mallorca

For a deeper understanding of Mallorca’s history and heritage, look no further than the Museo de Mallorca. Housed in a former palace dating back to the 16th century, this museum showcases the island’s cultural evolution through a diverse collection of artifacts, artworks, and archaeological findings.

From prehistoric artifacts to medieval tapestries and Baroque paintings, Museo de Mallorca offers a comprehensive overview of the island’s past, spanning thousands of years. Visitors can explore themed galleries dedicated to archaeology, fine arts, decorative arts, and ethnography, providing insights into Mallorca’s traditions, customs, and daily life.

In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the museum organizes temporary shows and cultural events that delve into specific aspects of Mallorcan history and culture. Whether you’re intrigued by ancient civilizations, medieval craftsmanship, or modern interpretations of Mallorcan identity, Museo de Mallorca invites you on a captivating journey through time.

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If you need any directions on how to get to one of these museums, if you’re looking to visit other museums or art galleries or if you need any other type of information regarding what to see and do in Palma, you can visit our Palma Guide section or approach us at the front desk, we will be happy to help!