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A passion for culture

A passion for culture

Find out why Palma de Mallorca will make you feel passionate about culture.

Palma de Mallorca will make you fall in love with its Mediterranean culture. The Balearics' urban destination par excellence welcomes you with emblematic buildings such as the City Hall, the Cathedral, Bellver Castle, La Lonja, the Almudaina Palace and the Arab Baths, amongst others. Also, a stroll through its old town, which is unique in Europe, will allow you to see over sixty houses that are built around patios. Another way of experiencing the city is by visiting its churches. The Cathedral is the flagship, but there are many other parish churches that are worth visiting, such as San Jaime, Santa Eulàlia, San Miguel, San Nicolás and Santa Cruz. And what about the range of museums, covering tendencies from the past and from today? Palma de Mallorca's museums, exhibition halls and art galleries will leave you open mouthed.

MIRÓ MALLORCA FUNDACIÓ

Miró's study

Discover the objects the artist collected that were part of his creative environment.

Miró Mallorca Fundació is a unique place in the world thanks to its rich and distinctive artistic and architectural heritage, and its natural setting. It offers visitors an insight into Joan Miró’s artwork and his creative process in the place where the artist lived and worked for almost 30 years.

The Fundació aims to offer an interdisciplinary public service with a view to promoting knowledge, social links and participation, both at a local and international level. It is a centre for contemporary artistic creation and for reflection on subjects associated with Joan Miró’s work.

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Contemporary Art

Nit de l'Art 2014 - Es Baluard

Palma is a source of inspiration for international artists

Thanks to its location in the Mediterranean, a key route between continents, Palma has played host to many civilizations that have had a cultural and artistic influence. Many artists have found inspiration in this city and on the island of Majorca, even setting up home here, as in the case of Joan Miró, who left his mark amongst the local artists. At present, one of Majorca's artists with the highest international profile is Miquel Barceló. The city of Palma has two major contemporary art museums: The Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation and the museum of Es Baluard . However, Palma's offer is far from being limited to these two major centres; Palma has many more museums and art galleries dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. To discover Palma's range of art galleries, visit the websites of the city's two most important associations: AIGAB and ArtPalma.

Artistic and cultural heritage

Artistic and cultural heritage

Experience Palma de Mallorca, a city that invites you to discover its historic buildings!

Palma de Mallorca is a modern cosmopolitan city with a wealth of things to do, and it welcomes visitors with open arms all year round. Any visit to the city should include a tour of its most important historical buildings and its artistic heritage. Historic Palma de Mallorca boasts patios, outstanding religious architecture and iconic buildings as well as museums and art galleries. Its artistic and cultural content deserves being well known and will surprise anyone who has traditionally thought of Palma de Mallorca just as a sun and sand destination.