Museums of Mallorca


Mallorca has a varied network of museums and exhibitions. You can find art and author galleries, the military museum, the historical museum of the city and also the contemporary art museum, among many others.

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Guided Tour Mallorca museums

Historical military museum of San Carlos:

Since ancient times, the Portopí bay has been the first port of the Gulf of Palma. During the Middle Ages, maritime trade was punished by pirates and corsairs, who attacked Portopí despite the five towers that defended it. To protect the port and the city of Palma, the castle or fortress of San Carlos was built. 

In 1991, thanks to the Balearic Military Zone and private donations, the Castle Museum of San Carlos opened. The museum contains material mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a section dedicated to the Majorcan general Valeriano Weyler. From the previous era, there is a remarkable collection of spherical stone bullets from the artillery companies of the Kingdom of Mallorca, coming from the Almudí (workshops of Palma).

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Pilar i Joan Miró” foundation.

It is the centre of worship of thousands of visitors who come to contemplate the pictorial and sculptural legacy of Joan Miró. Joan Mirño and Pilar Juncosa, his wife, donated to Palma the Son Boter workshops and the workshop built by J. L. Sert in 1981.

Years later in 1992, the new building that houses the art collection was built by the architect Rafael Moneo and was added as the Foundation headquarter.

The Foundation Miró has different types of guided tours for you to enjoy his life and his main works of art produced in Mallorca. Thanks to specialists, you will know the history, the techniques, the anecdotes and the details that become a unique experience.

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Es Baluard: modern and contemporary art museum.

Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma is on the bastion of Sant Pere. This bastion is part of the Renaissance walled enclosure that surrounded the city of Palma until the early 20th century.

The main building was designed in 2003 by Lluís García-Ruiz, Jaume García-Ruiz, Vicente Tomás and Ángel Sánchez Cantalejo. It has a total surface area of 5,027 m², of which 2,500 are for exhibition spaces. The museum divides into three storeys that connect to the outside, with walls and ramps, skylights and large interior balconies. 

Defined by clean and simple lines, the museum is entirely respectful of the heritage and historical environment that surrounds it. It integrates perfectly into the profile of the Renaissance bastion. The project seeks to combine modern construction and respect the ancient heritage of the walls, and at the same time, be a differentiating element. The materials used were concrete and glass; to distinguish the two types of construction.

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Palau March

In the Palau March a part of the Foundation’s excellent collection of modern and contemporary sculpture is contemplated. The group gathered reflects, the defined personal taste of the collector and the majority of trends that have marked the history of 20th-century sculpture.

Works of well-known international artists combine with those of Spain with international prestige.

The variety of materials (granite, marble, bronze, iron or steel, the different textures, colours and shapes transform the space. It is a suggestive art garden.

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