Palma Majorca Guide

Palma, the capital of Mallorca, a city of contrasts.

Palma’s ancient heritage can be traced back to 276BC when it was founded as a Roman colony, and its history is still evident today in the Gothic cathedral - started after the “reconquista” from the Moors in the first half of the 13th century - the 14th-century Almudaina palace, the church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the city’s ancient walls.

The narrow streets, resonant of many Spanish towns and cities, combine with the splendour of Palma’s modern shopping malls and streets. The vibrant Paseo Maritimo, with its fine hotels, which runs alongside the vast marina, are indicative of the cosmoplitan and lively nature of the city today.

Yet Palma retains its historical charm, despite its appeal for so many thousands of visitors each year, a trend attributed - in part - to Fernanado and Isabel for whom Palma was a royal holiday retreat, which in turn led to its becoming a popular destination for the rich and famous.

In addition to its notable sights, such as the cathedral, Palma offers the visitor numerous other attractions, for instance, the Castell del Bellver, a castle from the early 14th-century which was the residence of the short-lived Mallorcan royal family of that period. There is also the Banys Arabs (Arabian baths), the only remaining complete Moorish building in the city, as well as great palaces such as Colom and Villalonga, located in the vicinity of the cathedral. 

Close to Palma are many excellent beaches, and the city enjoys an excellent nightlife and array of restaurants. The history, the modernity, the shopping, the sea, and more! They all combine to make Palma somewhere not to be missed.

There are many places to go and things to do whilst visiting Palma, we have listed a few below for you :

 

Palma Art Galleries

 

Ses Voltes Centre, d'exposicions

Open Monday - Saturday
Monday - Friday 16.00 - 21.00
Saturday 11.00 - 21.00
Open only for exhibitions  

Casal Solleric

  • Address : Passeig des Born 27, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 722 092
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Saturday         11.00 - 14.00
17.30 - 20.30
Sunday & Bank Holiday 11.00 - 14.30

Casal Balaguer

  • Address : Carrer Unio 3, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 723 112
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday to Friday 11.00 - 13.30
17.30 - 20.30
Saturday 11.00 - 13.30

Altair Gallery

Open Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday 17.00 - 20.00

Art Fama

  • Address : Santa Catalina de Sena, 4, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 721 307
  • Location : View Map
Open  
Opening times Please check with attraction

Barcelo Foundation

Open Monday - Saturday
Closed August
Monday to Friday      11.00 - 13.30
17.00 - 19.30
Saturday 11.00 - 13.30

Art Gallery Bearn

  • Address : Concepció 6 - 07012 Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 72 28 37
  • Location : View Map
Open  
Opening times Please check with attraction

Espai Ramon Llull

  • Address : Calle Ramon Llull, 3, 07001, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 712 301
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 14.00
18.00 to 20.00
Saturday 9.00 - 14.00

Gallery Ferran Cano

Open Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday 17.00 - 20.30

Gianni Giacobbi

  • Address : Calle Can Ribera, 4, 07012, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 720 002
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday 1.00 - 13.30
17.00 - 20.30

Gallery Horrach Moya

  • Address : Calle Catalunya, 4, 07011, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 731 240
  • Web : www.horrachmoya.com
  • Location : View Map
Open  
Opening times Please check with attraction

Galería de Arte Jaime III

Open Monday - Saturday
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 14.00
17.00 - 20.15
Saturday 10.30 - 14.00

Joan Guaita Art

  • Address : Calle Can Verí, 10, 07001, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : +34 971 715 989
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 14.00
17.00 - 20.00
Saturday 11.00 - 14.00

Joan Oliver "Maneu"

  • Address : Calle Montcades 2, 07012, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : +34 971 721 342
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Monday - Friday 11.00 - 13.30
16.30 - 20.30

La Caixa Foundation

Open Monday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 21.00
Sunday and Bank Holiday 10.00 - 14.00

Centre Cultural La Misericòrdia

  • Address : Plaça de l'Hospital, 4 - Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 21 95 00
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Saturday
Monday - Friday 09.00 - 20.30
Saturday 09.30 - 13.45

Lluc Fluxa

  • Address : Calle Can Ribera, 4, 07012, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 719 090
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Friday
Monday - Thursday 17.00 - 20.30
Friday 11.00 - 14.00
17.00 - 20.30

Museu d'art espanyol contemporani "Fundacio Joan March"

  • Address : Carrer Sant Miquel 11, 07002, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 713 515
  • Web : www.march.es
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Saturday 
Monday - Friday  10.00 - 18.30
Saturday 10.30 - 14.00

Pelaires

  • Address : Can Verí 3, 07001, Palma de Mallorca
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 720375
  • Web : www.pelaires.com
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Saturday
Monday 16.30 - 20.00
Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 20.00
Saturday 10.30 - 13.30

Fundacio Pilar I Joan Miro

Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
16th October - 15th May  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 - 15.00
October - March  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 - 15.00

Sa Llotja

  • Address : Placa Llotja 5, 07012, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 711 705
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
17.00 - 20.00

Fundacio Sa Nostra

Open Monday - Saturday
Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 21.00
August 11.00 - 14.00
18.00 - 21.00

Xavier Fiol

Open Monday - Friday
Monday to Friday 11.00 - 13.30
17.00 - 20.00

 

Palma Museums

 

Casal Solleric

The house was built in the second half of the 18th Century.  From the elegant courtyard an imperial staircase leads to the upper galleries.  At present it houses an exhibition hall.

  • Address : Passeig des Born 27, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 722 092
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Saturday         11.00 - 14.00
17.30 - 20.30
Sunday & Bank Holiday 11.00 - 14.30
Ticket to enter FREE

Museu d'art espanyol contemporani "Fundacio Joan March"

This 18th century building with Modernist elements is the headquarters of the Fundacio Joan March in Palma.  A permanent 20th century Spanish art collection and several temporary exhibitions are on display in the building.

  • Address : Carrer Sant Miquel 11, 07002, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 713 515
  • Web : www.march.es
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Saturday 
Monday - Friday  10.00 - 18.30
Saturday 10.30 - 14.00
Ticket to enter FREE

CaixaForum "Gran Hotel"

The foundation is located in the former Gran Hotel, a Modernist building by Domenech i Montaner.  The collection by the painter Anglada Camarassa and other interesting temporary exhibitions are on display in the building.

Open Monday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Monday to Saturday  10.00 - 21.00
Sunday and Bank Holiday  10.00 - 14.00
Ticket to enter 4€ General
  FREE for Children under 16 years

Fundacio Pilar I Joan Miro

The building of the foundation, designed by Rafael Moneo, displays temporary exhibitions of a selection of pieces by Joan Miro who lived in Mallorca between 1956 and 1983.

Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
16th October - 15th May  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 - 15.00
October - March  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 - 15.00
Ticket to enter 6€ General
  3€ Seniors
  3€ 16 - 18 years
  FREE for children under 16 years
  FREE on Saturdays

Sa Llotja

A magnificent example of civic Gothic style designed by Guillem Sagrera and built between 1426 and 1448.  It houses a wide variety of exhibitions.

  • Address : Placa Llotja 5, 07012, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 711 705
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
17.00 - 20.00
Ticket to enter FREE

Palma Cathedral - Catedral La Seu

14th - 16th century Gothic cathedral with later additions of different styles.  Outstanding rose window and work from Gaudi and Barcelo.

Open Monday - Saturday
April - May & October  
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17.15
Saturday 10.00 - 14.15
June - September  
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.15
Saturday 10.00 - 14.15
November - March  
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 15.15
Saturday 10.00 - 14.15
Ticket to enter 7€ General
  FREE for Children under 10 years

Museo de Mallorca

It has an important archaeological and painting collection.  The building is of traditional architecture with Barroque, Elizabethan and Neogothic elements.

  • Address : Carrer Portella 5, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 177 838 
  • Web : www.caib.es
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday 
Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 14.00
Ticket to enter 2.40€ General
  FREE for children under 18 years & Seniors
  FREE on Sundays

Palau Reial de l'Almudaina

This 10th century Muslim fortress is currently the King's official residence for ceremonies and receptions.  It was rebuilt in a Gothic style after the Catalan conquest in the 14th Century.

Open Tuesday - Sunday
April - September  
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 20.00
October - March  
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Ticket to enter 7€ General
  4€ Seniors
  4€ Children 5 - 16 years
  FREE for children under 4 years

Museu Diocesa

A Collection of pieces belonging to the art heritage of the Mallorcan church which are not currently worshipped.  The table of Saint George by Pere Nicard is the most outstanding piece.

  • Address : Carrer Mirador 1 ,07002, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 713 133
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Saturday
April to May & October  
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 17:15
Saturday 10:00 to 14:15
June - September  
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 18:15
Saturday 10:00 to 14:15
November - March  
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 14:15
Saturday 10:00 to 14:15
Ticket to enter 3€ General
  FREE for Children under 10 years

Castell de Bellver

It houses the Municipal History Museum.  The Gothic castle of circular ground plan was built by order of Jaume II, King of Mallorca in the 14th Century. It has excellent views of the city and harbour.

Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
April  - September  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
October - March  
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
Ticket to enter 4€ General
  2€ Seniors
  FREE for Children under 14 years
  FREE on Sundays

Museu militar de Sant Carles

An interesting example of 17th century defence architecture with an arms collection. 

Open Tuesday - Sunday
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
Ticket to enter FREE

Museu Krekovic

A Museum centred on the Croatian oainter Kristian Krekovic, who moved to Palma in 1960 after a long journey through Latin American culture that is reflected in his paintings.

  • Address : Ciutat de Queretaro 3, 07007, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 219 606
  • Location : View Map
Open Monday - Friday 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 - 13.45
Wednesday 10.00 - 13.45
16.30 - 20.00
July & August  
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 14.00
Ticket to enter 2.10€ General
  FREE for children

Casa-Museu J.Torrents Llado

Stately house bought by the painter in 1973, who turned it into his home and study.  It now houses his museum.

  • Address : Carrer Portella 9, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 729 835
  • Web : View Map
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 14.00
Ticket to enter Please check with attraction for prices

Es Baluard

Modern and contemporary art museum located in the old defence bastion on Palma's Renaissance walls with great views of the bay.

  • Address : Placa Porta Santa Catalina 10, 07012, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 908 200
  • Web : www.esbaluard.org
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 20.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
Ticket to enter 6€ General - Concessions available

Antique Doll Museum - Museo de Munecas antiguas

A Collection of antique dolls that will bring back childhood memories.

  • Address : Carrer Palau Reial 27 Entl, 07001, Palma
  • Telephone : (0034) 971 729 850
  • Location : View Map
Open Tuesday - Sunday  & Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Ticket to enter 3.50€ General
 
 


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