Mallorca is one of those places around the world, that does not go unnoticed. Beach, magnificent climate, great gastronomy and amazing night-life make this Balearic island one of the biggest tourist destinations in Spain. But those who really know her know that Mallorca is much more than idyllic beaches and coves and crowded nightclubs every summer.
In fact, the capital city, Palma de Mallorca, is one of the Spanish cities with the most museums and art galleries per capita and, therefore, offers a large number of cultural activities due to the high level of exhibition. So, if you’re an art lover, you’re in luck! Today, our #WiberExperience will visit museums, art galleries and artists’ studios that are a must if you go to Mallorca.
ROUTE FOR THE MOST CULTURAL MALLORCA: WHAT MUSEUMS TO VISIT
Because not everything is sunbathing in the wonderful coves of Mallorca or discovering the island with adventure sports, we want you to be inspired, let yourself be fascinated and disconcerted through the wide cultural offer of the island, with an artistic panorama as diverse as its natural environment Discover with Wiber the cultural “must” of Palma and the rest of the island.
What museums to visit in Palma de Mallorca.
Our cultural experience in Palma de Mallorca will take you through what we consider the six best artistic places in the city. Let’s get is started!
- Es Baluard, museum of modern and contemporary art in Mallorca.
Inaugurated in 2004, Es Baluard stands out for its excellent location on the perimeter of the Sant Pere bastion, which is part of the Renaissance walled enclosure of Mallorca. Undoubtedly, his valuable permanent collection with paintings by Sorolla, Picasso, Joan Miró and Miquel Barceló, among others, is another of the aspects for which this museum stands out. And, if that was not good enough, we recommend you go up the terrace of the museum and let yourself be seduced by the breath-taking views of the Palma bay.
- The Pelaires Contemporary Cultural Center
The CCC Pelaires, which opened in 1969, is one of the galleries with the most extensive and most relevant contemporary art in Spain and in the Majorcan artistic scene. This gallery is a space for international, national and local artists who exhibit their creations there. In his art collection are some of the works of the most important artists of this movement. In addition, it stands out for its solid commitment to help young and emerging artists.
- Pilar y Joan Miró Fundation.
The Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation is one of the most important art spaces in Mallorca, Spain and also in the world. This place was the workshop of Joan Miró, Catalan by birth but Mallorcan by heart, where he created most of his works and where he died in 1983. Here you can see part of Miró works but, more importantly, you can enjoy the place where he lived and where he gave free rein to his vision of art. Once there you should not miss the workshop of Son Abrines, which remains intact when Miró lived and worked there.
- Gerhardt Braun Gallery
Based in Sant Feliu street, also known as the street of art galleries in Palma, the Gerhardt Braun gallery has become a benchmark in Mallorca in the promotion of all contemporary artistic practices. Josep María Sirvent, Burno Bisang, Adrián García and Hristina Milanova are some of the artists who exhibit in this spectacular gallery. It also has very interesting temporary exhibitions.
- Horrach Moyà Gallery.
The Horrach Moyà gallery stands out because it is presented in three different formats: a workshop, a gallery and Sa Drassana. Conceived as a place of creation, 18 artists exhibit their work permanently in this gallery. If you visit, you will live a unique experience and you will find authentic jewels of contemporary art in different artistic expressions such as painting, sculpture and modern installations.
- Juan March Fundation.
The Juan March Foundation in Palma de Mallorca offers its visitors one of the best collections of twentieth-century Spanish art on the island. Joan Miró, Juan Gris or Salvador Dalí are some of the protagonists of the collection and, without any doubt, the room dedicated to the graphic work of Pablo Picasso stands out. It also hosts temporary exhibitions and program guided tours and workshops for schoolchildren, university students, families and groups.
What museums to visita around Mallorca island.
As we have already seen, Palma de Mallorca is such a source of art but in the rest of the island there are also very interesting museums and galleries to visit. Having a car is not a problem in Mallorca, rent a car right at the Palma Airport.
Let’s start with the east coast in Portocolom, where the Simon Nolte Gallery is on the seafront, a place where modern art and sculptures are exhibited. In Deià, the “Hotel Belmond La Residencia” is in charge of taking the art to the town with the small Sa Tafona gallery. Here you can see works by Joan Miró, David Templeton or Arturo Rhodes, among others, since the exhibitions change every month. If you can, do not miss any of the opening nights, real social event!
In Alaró, at the foot of the “Serra de Tramuntana”, we find in the center of the city next to the church the “Addaya Center d’Art Contemporani”, a three-story space in an old town house that presents itinerant and permanent exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography, video and graphic design. Let’s finish our route through the most cultural Mallorca in the CCA Andratx, the largest centre of contemporary art on the island. It is a huge building that houses various spaces such as artists’ studios, a café, a shop and large grounds. Within this gallery we find the CCA Gallery, focused on international artists and the “CCA Espai”, dedicated to artists who live in the Balearic Islands.