Heritage | Tourist route H001

Contemporary art tour

What is it?

For a myriad of reasons, Majorca has witnessed a melting pot of civilisations that have enriched its cultural and artistic influences.  Many artists have been inspired by the island and some have even come to live here, particularly in the 19th and 20th Centuries.  Joan Miró was one of them and created a fabulous learning environment for Majorcan artists including, amongst others, Miquel Barceló.  So it should come as no surprise that the island has a good number of museums and art galleries exclusively showing contemporary art.  On this route we suggest a visit to three of the most important museums.


Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca

Opening hours

Summer (16 May to 15 September) 

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-19.00

Sundays and public holidays: 10.00-15.00

Closed on Monday

Winter (16 September to 15 May)

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-18.00

Sundays: 10.00-15.00

Closed on Monday


General admission fee: €7,50

Reduced rate: €4

Under 16 years old: free admission

Length of the visit

Approximately one morning


C/ de Saridakis, 29. 07015 Palma

Tel.: (+34) 971 701 420




Es Baluard

Opening hours

Summer (16 June to 30 September) 

Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-22.00

Closed on Monday

Winter (1 October to 15 June) 

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-20.00

Sunday: 10.00-15.00

Closed on Monday


General admission fee: €6 (from 10 cents on Fridays)

Reduced rate: €4,50

Under 12 years old: free admission


Palma Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art

Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 10. 07012 Palma

Tel.: (+34) 971 908 200




Casal Solleric

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00-14.00/15.30-20.30

Sunday and bank holidays: 11.00-14.30

Closed on Monday


Free of charge


Palma Town Council Exhibition Centre 

Passeig del Born, 27. 07012 Palma

Tel.: (+34) 971 722 092 

Available public transport

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Monday to Friday

Public Transport

Detailed description

Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca

The Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation is in the Cala Major area, between Palma and Calvià, close to the Marivent palace, between the motorway to the west and the sea.

The Foundation was set up with a donation made by Joan Miró and his wife, Pilar Juncosa, and has various areas.  The most striking are the main building, designed by Rafael Moneo, and the workshop created by Josep Lluís Sert for Miró.  The rotating exhibition in the Star Space ("Espai Estrella") includes works by Miró himself, to which temporary contemporary art exhibitions are added.


Es Baluard

The Palma Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is set in an old fortified site, Es Baluard de Sant Pere (St Peter's Bastion), under an agreement between the Fundació d'Art Serra with the public authorities.  Highlights are the collection of Majorcan paintings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, its catalogue of international contemporary art, ceramics by Picasso and open air sculptures.


Casal Solleric

This was previously the mansion house of the Vallès and Morell, the marquises of Solleric.  It was built in the 18th Century and the façade, patio and staircase are highlights.  It was acquired by Palma Town Council in 1975 and is now its main exhibition centre, with four galleries where contemporary art is the star.

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