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Routes around the city: Museums
In spite of being stereotyped as a sun and beach destination, Palma offers many other facets. In cultural terms, it has a wealth of art galleries and museums. The most important ones include the Diocesan Museum or the Cathedral Museum, the La Caixa and Sa Nostra foundations and the large Miró museum.
Museu de L'Almudaina
In it you can see artworks, tapestries dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, furniture from different periods.
On leaving the palace stop at the delightful 'S'hort del Rei' gardens with fountains and water features as well as sculptures by art [+ info]
Museu del Baluard
Located in the city centre, this is the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Palma.
It has a collection of over 500 works of art covering artistic movements from the late 19th century to our times. The Es Baluard museum was created on the base o [+ info]
Museu de Bellver
14th-century Gothic castle. It houses the Museum of History of the City, which has items taken from archaeological digs and collections from municipal art museums, as well as the Despuig Collection of Classical Sculpture.
Also inside it is the cha [+ info]
Museu de la Catedral
The Cathedral Museum contains important gold and silver articles, medieval paintings and relics.
Access to the museum is via the Casa de l'Almoina (alms' house), beside the bell tower, which is called thus because the chapter used to give out alms [+ info]
Museu Diocesano
The Episcopal Palace, located facing the sea behind the chevet of the Cathedral, houses the Diocesan Museum of Mallorca. It exhibits around 200 items of religious art which offer a historical journey through Christianity in Mallorca.
The conte [+ info]
Fundació La Caixa
The museum has a permanent exhibition of work by the Modernist painter Anglada Camarasa. It also holds temporary exhibitions.
The building itself is the best-preserved example of Modernist architecture in Palma.
Constructed as a hotel between [+ info]
Museu Krekovic
Both the museum building and the pictorial and archaeological works it contains were generously donated by Kristian Krekovic and his wife Sin [+ info]
Museu Llotja
It belongs to the Gothic style and was built between 1426 and 1448, is one of the protagonists of the seafront of Palma, the museum was originally the College of the Mallorcan sculptor Sagrera headquarters. Guillem Sagrera was commissioned to buil [+ info]
Museu de Mallorca
The museum offers an interesting route through the history of the island, from the first talaiots to pieces from the Modernist period. The trip through the museum enables visitors to enter into a time tunnel to discover the history of Mallorca. [+ info]
Fundació March
The building is constructed in a historical style inspired by the work of the Renaissance architect Juan de Herrera and the architecture of the Mallorcan and Italian nobility.
Juan March Ordinas commissioned the architect Guillem Forteza to build [+ info]
Museu Militar
This museum contains part of the military history of Mallorca and Spain, reflecting the historical process and the mark left by the predecessors that forged it. The museum contains an extensive display of pistols, rifles, mortars, engineering materia [+ info]
Fundació Miró
An old 17th-century house occupied by the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre for showing interesting temporary exhibitions, concerts and film cycles.
The Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró en Mallorca is the result of the last will of Joan Miró. It houses [+ info]
Capella de la Misericordia
The building is currently one of the seats of the Consell de Mallorca (Mallorca Island Council) and has temporary exhibition rooms located in what was the chapel of the Casa de la Misericòrdia, a charitable institution that t [+ info]
Museo de Muñecas
The Collector, Alicia Garcia Germain, over the years has managed to capture a large sample of dolls who teaches at this museum located in the old town of Palma. The journey from the origins, religious figures in wood or terracotta that were part o [+ info]
Palau March
Created by the Spanish financier Juan March Ordinas, the Juan March Foundation performs its philanthropic activities in the field of humanistic and scientific culture.
It corresponds to the model of a private, family and patrimonial institution cha [+ info]
Fundació Sa Nostra
Museum with several storeys. The ground floor is devoted to exhibitions of photographs and works on paper. The rooms on the upper floors house historical, thematic and individual exhibitions by avant-garde artists.
Entry is free and the foundatio [+ info]
Can Solleric
18th-century Baroque stately home. Municipal exhibition room located in one of Palma's most famous avenues, Passeig del Born.
It is currently owned by Palma Council and is an exhibition centre. The building can boast an elegant combination of traditi [+ info]
Ses Voltes
Venue for temporary exhibitions. This space was the last bastion to be built and it signified the completion of Palma's fifth walled enclosure.
It has a central patio surrounded by Renaissance walls, some of which house long rooms with barrel-vau [+ info]


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Museu de l'Almudaina
In it you can see artworks, tapestries dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, furniture from different periods.
On leaving the palace stop at the delightful 'S'hort del Rei' gardens with fountains and water features as well as sculptures by artists like Subirach or Joan Miró.
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Museu del Baluard
Located in the city centre, this is the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Palma.
It has a collection of over 500 works of art covering artistic movements from the late 19th century to our times. The Es Baluard museum was created on the base of the ruins of Palma's Renaissance city walls.
Inside it you can see works of art in the form of paintings, on paper, sculpture, photography, ceramics by Picasso, Miró, Barceló... Take a stroll around the terraces and different levels of this avant-garde building which has been integrated into an extremely old space.
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Museu de Bellver
14th-century Gothic castle. It houses the Museum of History of the City, which has items taken from archaeological digs and collections from municipal art museums, as well as the Despuig Collection of Classical Sculpture.
Also inside it is the chapel of San Marc (Saint Mark), patron saint of the castle.
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Museu de la Catedral
The Cathedral Museum contains important gold and silver articles, medieval paintings and relics.
Access to the museum is via the Casa de l'Almoina (alms' house), beside the bell tower, which is called thus because the chapter used to give out alms and bread to the poor here.
In the entrance one can still see the table where the items are kept. Inside the museum one especially interesting exhibit is the 'rimmonims, manufactured in silver in the 14th century, from the Cammerata synagogue in Sicily, which were used for the reading of the Sacred Scriptures.
Come and visit it, you will find pieces that are unique in the world.
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Museu Diocesano
The Episcopal Palace, located facing the sea behind the chevet of the Cathedral, houses the Diocesan Museum of Mallorca. It exhibits around 200 items of religious art which offer a historical journey through Christianity in Mallorca.
The contents of the Museum come from convents, monasteries, churches... and from donations from private collections.
The space includes the Gothic oratory of Sant Pau which dates from the early 15th century.
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Fundació La Caixa
The museum has a permanent exhibition of work by the Modernist painter Anglada Camarasa. It also holds temporary exhibitions.
The building itself is the best-preserved example of Modernist architecture in Palma.
Constructed as a hotel between 1901 and 1903 by Doménech y Montaner and restructured in 1993, it is now one of the most-visited buildings in Palma.
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Museu Krekovic
Both the museum building and the pictorial and archaeological works it contains were generously donated by Kristian Krekovic and his wife Sina in 1981.
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Museu Llotja
It belongs to the Gothic style and was built between 1426 and 1448, is one of the protagonists of the seafront of Palma, the museum was originally the College of the Mallorcan sculptor Sagrera headquarters. Guillem Sagrera was commissioned to build this place, now used for most of the year for temporary exhibitions and is open only during the hours of exposures.

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Museu de Mallorca
The museum offers an interesting route through the history of the island, from the first talaiots to pieces from the Modernist period. The trip through the museum enables visitors to enter into a time tunnel to discover the history of Mallorca.
For example, in the basements one can see a reconstruction of a burial cave, the full-scale reproduction of a talaiot and an early ceramics workshop.
From the prehistoric era there is also an outstanding series of carved marble weapons from the Son Oms sanctuary.
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Fundació March
The building is constructed in a historical style inspired by the work of the Renaissance architect Juan de Herrera and the architecture of the Mallorcan and Italian nobility.
Juan March Ordinas commissioned the architect Guillem Forteza to build a new residence in Palma's old town, and it now houses a collection of sculptures, medieval carvings and a Neapolitan nativity scene.
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Museu Militar
This museum contains part of the military history of Mallorca and Spain, reflecting the historical process and the mark left by the predecessors that forged it. The museum contains an extensive display of pistols, rifles, mortars, engineering material, 19th-century cartography, uniforms, cannons, cannonballs, and personal mementos of General Weyler, all distributed around eight rooms.
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Fundació Miró
An old 17th-century house occupied by the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre for showing interesting temporary exhibitions, concerts and film cycles.
The Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró en Mallorca is the result of the last will of Joan Miró. It houses temporary exhibitions devoted primarily to young artists.
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Capella de la Misericordia
The building is currently one of the seats of the Consell de Mallorca (Mallorca Island Council) and has temporary exhibition rooms located in what was the chapel of the Casa de la Misericòrdia, a charitable institution that took in homeless people.
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Museo de MuÑecas
The Collector, Alicia Garcia Germain, over the years has managed to capture a large sample of dolls who teaches at this museum located in the old town of Palma. The journey from the origins, religious figures in wood or terracotta that were part of the births and pre-Columbian dolls of cloth, found in children's graves. The collection contains more than 500 pieces, many of them belonging to the period known as the golden age of the wrist, 1840 to 1930.
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Palau March
Created by the Spanish financier Juan March Ordinas, the Juan March Foundation performs its philanthropic activities in the field of humanistic and scientific culture.
It corresponds to the model of a private, family and patrimonial institution characterised by its economic autonomy, political independence, innovative capacity and professional character.
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Fundació Sa Nostra
Museum with several storeys. The ground floor is devoted to exhibitions of photographs and works on paper. The rooms on the upper floors house historical, thematic and individual exhibitions by avant-garde artists.
Entry is free and the foundation is open from Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and public holidays.
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Can Solleric
18th-century Baroque stately home. Municipal exhibition room located in one of Palma's most famous avenues, Passeig del Born.
It is currently owned by Palma Council and is an exhibition centre. The building can boast an elegant combination of traditional Mallorcan architectural elements with decorative European Baroque elements.
The patio is rectangular and surrounded by pillars, and from it one can access the main floor. The façade has polychrome stucco decoration with a gallery comprised of five arches and an iron railing on the main floor.
There is a cafeteria on the ground floor.
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Ses Voltes
Venue for temporary exhibitions. This space was the last bastion to be built and it signified the completion of Palma's fifth walled enclosure.
It has a central patio surrounded by Renaissance walls, some of which house long rooms with barrel-vaulted ceilings, a characteristic which lends its name to this architectural feature (voltes=vaults).
Ses Voltes has belonged to Palma Council since 1985 and is currently a civic and cultural space.
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