Palma de Mallorca Museums and Art Galleries Walk (Self Guided), Palma de Mallorca

The best way to see and understand Palma de Mallorca's rich heritage is by visiting its museums. The local museums do a great job at blending the present with the past and illustrating the history of this marvelous city. Museum of Mallorca and Es Baluard (Museum of Modern Art) are a must see. Take this tour to see the best museum and art galleries in Palma.
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Palma de Mallorca Museums and Art Galleries Walk Map

Guide Name: Palma de Mallorca Museums and Art Galleries Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Palma de Mallorca (See other walking tours in Palma de Mallorca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: DanaU
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Diocesan Museum
  • Museum of Mallorca
  • Coll Aguilar Art Gallery
  • Palau March Museum
  • Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art
  • Gran Hotel
  • Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
Diocesan Museum

1) Diocesan Museum

Hidden behind Palma's Cathedral, in the former episcopal palace, the Diocesan Museum is devoted to Byzantine, Baroque, Gothic, and Gaudí holy art. Among the items displayed in the museum, you will find paintings, pulpits, prayer books, Arab tapestries, ceramics, and many more. Of note is the portrait of St George.

Diocesan Museum applies entrance fee.

Operation hours: 10 am – 2 pm, closed on Sundays.
Museum of Mallorca

2) Museum of Mallorca

Museum of Mallorca (Museo de Mallorca) is considered to be one of the most important museums in Palma de Mallorca. It gives an overview of Mallorcan history, displaying items such as Talaiotic and Roman remains, Christian art, Moorish ceramics, and many more. The museum is housed in a 17th-century building that is worth seeing as well.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday,Sunday 11:00 am- 2:00 pm; closed on Mondays.
Coll Aguilar Art Gallery

3) Coll Aguilar Art Gallery

In business since 2004, Coll Aguilar Art Gallery was known as Aguilar Caballero up until 2007. It is located in Palma's historic centre, in a listed building. The gallery holds individual and group exhibitions by various international artists. If you've decided to take a stroll through Palma's art galleries, Coll Aguilar Art Gallery should definitely be on your list.
Palau March Museum

4) Palau March Museum (must see)

Palau March Museum is located in the ex-house of the wealthiest Banker in Mallorca. It was designed by Luis Gutierrez de Soto. There can be seen a series of unique contemporary sculptures (works by Rodin, Moore and Chillida), medieval engravings and carvings, and an 18th century Neapolitan nativity scene.
Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art

5) Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art

Located at Sant Miquel Street, in the historic quarter of Palma, the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art (Museu Fundación Juan March) is housed in a majestic 17th-century building. The construction was originally built as a residence and later remodeled several times. The mansion become a museum in 1990.

The museums collection features works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, as well as contemporary works by Spanish emerging artists. The museum also carries out temporary exhibitions of national and international contemporary works.

Operation hours: 10 am – 6.30 pm; Saturday 10.30 am – 2 pm; closed on Sundays. There is no entrance fee.
Gran Hotel

6) Gran Hotel

The Gran Hotel was Palma's first luxury hotel, it was built in 1903 according to plans by Catalan architect Lluis Domenech I Montaner. Fundacio la Caixa restored and reopened the hotel in 1993, and now it is an art gallery that holds permanent exhibitions of paintings by Hermen Anglada-Camarasa. On the first floor of the hotel, there is a book shop where one can buy various books about design.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 9pm; Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm; cllosed on Mondays.
Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

7) Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

In business since 2004, and located in a former military fortress, Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art is a cultural and research center focused on Balearic & Mediterranean art from the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum collections include paintings, drawings and sculptures by 19th century artists like: Picasso, Miro, Giacometti, Cézanne, and others. It should be pointed out that the museum also has on display one of the largest cisterns from the 17th century, which was used to supply the Sant Pere quarter with water.

Within the museum, there is a book shop and gift shop, as well as a restaurant where you can rest after exploring the museum's impressive collections.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm; closed on Mondays, 1st of January and the 25th of December.

General fee: €6. On special days the entrance is free of charge.

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