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​The Most Spectacular Museums in Palma

written by Es Príncep / January 22, 2024

'Give me a museum, and I will fill it,' said Pablo R. Picasso.

At Es Príncep, we can boast of a privileged location, where you can witness the best sunsets, enjoy sunset cocktails, or spend a relaxing time swimming in one of our exclusive pools. We are also perfectly situated within Palma to visit the most spectacular museums in the city.

A Tour of Palma's Museums

After enjoying the best breakfast in Palma at Es Príncep's Rooftop, we invite you to delve into the culture of the Mallorcan capital by visiting its most renowned museums.

Cutting-edge and contemporary art converge at Es Baluard, located very close to our boutique hotel. Works by Dalí, Miró, or Picasso are among the pieces that grace the museum, along with creations by Miquel Barceló, Patty Chang, Luis Feito, or Peter Halley.

Es Baluard stands as one of the largest and most well-known museums in Mallorca, housing works from nearly 800 artists over its more than 10 years of history. Both the building and its annexes, as well as the art it contains, offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a perfect morning, followed by a stroll along the bay of Palma.

Returning towards Es Príncep, you can stop by the Almudaina Palace , a beautiful construction from the Muslim era that houses a museum displaying tapestries, paintings, and elements of Islamic and Gothic styles. The furniture, decoration, and architectural details in Islamic and Gothic styles transport the imagination to another era.

If we head towards the Parc de la Mar and climb through the ancient city walls, we will reach the Mallorcan Museum, one of the most important museums in terms of prehistory and ancient history of the island.

Its collection includes various archaeological and artistic pieces, showcasing the history of Mallorca from the Stone Age to the 19th century. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and playful and educational activities. It features a comprehensive library, a restoration workshop, and a significant photographic collection.

Once you've explored all the rooms of the Museo de Mallorca, you can head to Sant Miquel for a snack, either at one of the many bars on this street or those in the Plaza Mayor, and then visit the Fundación Joan March.

Located in a former private mansion, the foundation hosts exhibitions of international artists and movements that rotate to offer a complete cultural experience.

The most avant-garde period is represented by artists such as Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Julio González, or Pablo Picasso. You can also enjoy works by Tàpies, Eduardo Chillida, or Jorge Oteiza.

To complete the tour, we recommend visiting CaixaForum at the Grand Hotel, located in Plaza Weyler.

The building is an example of modernist architecture in Mallorca, designed by Lluís Domenech i Montaner. Just approaching it to observe its whimsical facade and vegetal forms is worth it.

Since 1993, it has been the cultural center of La Caixa and usually hosts exhibitions ranging from the most contemporary to classics spanning from El Greco to Toulouse-Lautrec, for example. One of the standout rooms houses the permanent exhibition of the modernist artist Hermen Anglada Camarasa.