Palma de Mallorca's rich heritage through its museums
Palma de Mallorca's rich heritage through its museums
Palma de Mallorca is a city that is generally known for its beaches, its lively nightlife and for being a hugely popular tourist destination. However, what is perhaps less well known is its cultural side through its museums. The city has a wide variety of museums that reflect the diversity and richness of its cultural heritage, from prehistory to contemporary times. Palma's museums offer a unique experience for visitors, providing the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history of the city and the island.

The sheer number of museums in Palma de Mallorca may come as a surprise, and it is precisely this variety that provides a unique and enriching experience for visitors wishing to explore the culture and history of the city. In this article, we will highlight some of the city's main and most outstanding museums:

Museums in Mallorca that you should not miss

Museum of Mallorca: The Museum of Mallorca is one of the main museums on the island, in the palace house of the Counts of Ayamans, popularly known as "Ca la Gran Cristiana". The museum's collection ranges from prehistoric times to the present day, and includes a wide variety of objects, such as ceramics, glass, weapons and traditional clothing. There is also an interesting exhibition on the history of the island, with maps and ancient documents.

Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: If you are a lover of modern and contemporary art, you cannot miss the Es Baluard Museum. Located in the heart of Palma, the museum has a permanent collection that includes works by local and international artists, as well as temporary exhibitions of emerging and established artists.

Diocesan Museum of Palma: Housed in a former 13th century Gothic palace, the Diocesan Museum of Palma has a collection of exquisite sacred art from Roman times to the present day. Among the most outstanding works are the Saint George Altarpiece by Pere Niçard, the 15th century Rimmonim and Antoni Gaudí's stained glass windows for the See of Mallorca.

Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation: Located in the former home and studio of the famous painter Joan Miró, the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation is a museum dedicated to the artist's work. The museum's collection includes nearly 7,000 works by Miró, ranging from paintings and sculptures to drawings and prints. There is also a wide variety of temporary exhibitions dedicated to other contemporary artists.

Palau March Museum: This museum, housed in the palace of the same name built during the first third of the 20th century, has a collection of contemporary art, as well as a wide variety of antique art objects, such as sculptures and ancient books. There is also an interesting photography exhibition.

If you are planning a visit to Palma de Mallorca, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit some of these amazing museums. What's more, if you stay at the Hotel Santa Clara, you will be very close to these places and will be able to explore all that the city has to offer. Book now!