The museums of Mallorca: live the culture of the island

Discover our variety of museums

Mallorca. A destination that offers much more than just sun and beaches. A place where all those who want to expand their knowledge of the history, art and culture of the island can satisfy their desire to learn about it as much as they wish. And, as we shall see in this article, the offering of museums is of the most varied.

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUMS
MUSEOS HISTÓRICOS
MUSEOS ETNOLÓGICOS
MUSEOS RELIGIOSOS
CASAS MUSEO
 

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUMS

MUSEOS DE ARTE MODERNO Y CONTEMPORÁNEO
 
Modern and contemporary art stands out in the museums of Mallorca in large collections of renowned artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Joan Miró and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, as well as artists linked to the island, such as Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Mir or Joan Fuster. In this sense, the Juan March Foundation, the Can Prunera Museum and the Es Baluard are three must-sees that cannot be missing from your list if you want to enjoy the best Spanish art of the last centuries.

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS

MUSEOS DE ARTE MODERNO Y CONTEMPORÁNEO
 
History museums are also a very important part of the cultural offering of the island. Places like the Mallorca Museum, the Castell de Bellver Museum or the Museum of Decorative Arts, to name a few, will allow you to get to know Mallorca's historical and cultural heritage through the centuries in depth through archeology, sculpture, painting, jewelry, furniture and toys.

ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUMS

In addition to these, another typology of considerable significance is ethnographic and ethnological museums. Thanks to spaces like the Cosme Bauçà Foundation, the Etnològic de Muro Museum, the Museum of Footwear and Leather or Museu del Fang (Museum of Ceramics) you can learn about the traditional trades in the area, most notably the blacksmith, cobbler, potter and silversmith; their everyday utensils and tools; and ultimately, how the inhabitants of the island and surrounding areas lived in the past.

Piezas del Museo de Calzado y Piel
 

RELIGIOUS MUSEUMS

 
Sacred art also occupies a prominent place. The Monestir Miramar Museum, the Diocesà de Mallorca Museum and the Museum of the Cathedral are mandatory stops for those interested in seeing the main religious buildings of Mallorca and the artistic collections that they house.

MUSEUM HOUSES

Finally, we cannot forget the Museum Houses of writer Llorenç Villalonga, one of the most important writers from Mallorca in the last century; the painter Dionis Bennàssar, which houses much of his artistic legacy and Fray Junipero Serra, a truly characteristic example of the typical houses of the peasantry in the area in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Por último, no podemos olvidarnos de las Casas Museo del escritor Llorenç Villalonga, uno de los los literatos más importantes de Mallorca del siglo pasado; del pintor Dionís Bennàssar, que alberga gran parte de su legado artístico y de Fray Junípero Serra, un ejemplo muy característico de las viviendas típicas del campesinado de la zona en los siglos XVII y XVIII.

As we have seen, Mallorca has a great variety of museums to offer to those who enjoy learning about the culture of a place through its art and cultural heritage. If you want to know more details about each of the island's museums, their opening hours and how to get there, we recommend this search engine. Enjoy your visit!


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Museum Calzado y Piel (Inca, mallorca)

A space for the history of the shoemaking and leather industry, the economic driving force of Inca


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Museum Castell de Bellver (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

City history museum


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Museum Casa Museo Llorenç Villalonga (Binissalem, mallorca)

Cultural centre to know about the works of writer Llorenç Villalonga


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Museum Can Prunera (Sóller, mallorca)

A magnificent example of Majorcan modernism, with an important art collection


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Museum Casa de Junípero Serra (Ca'l pare Serra) (Petra, mallorca)

A museum devoted to Brother Junípero Serra in his birthplace


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Museum Casa Museu Dionís Bennàssar (Pollença, mallorca)

Cultural Space


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Museum Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A museum for in-depth knowledge of the history of Majorca


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Museum de la Catedral (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Sacred art


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Museum Diocesà de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A must-see museum for religious art on the Island


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Museum Monestir Miramar (Valldemossa, mallorca)

One of the most important monasteries in Majorca, linked to Ramón Llull


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Museum Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Contemporary art at a bastion of the Renaissance


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Museum Museu del Fang (Marratxí, mallorca)

A walk through the local pottery tradition


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Museum Fundació Juan March (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A must-see for contemporary art in 20th century Spain


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Museum Etnològic de Muro (Muro, mallorca)

Exhibition of traditional products and trades


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Museum Arts Decoratives de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

The history, culture and tradition of Mallorca in a 14th century possessió