As a famous island of sun and sand, Mallorca is not usually known for its culture and museums. But actually, the city is packed with several museums scattered throughout it. You can surely find at least one museum within your interest, may it be containing the different artifacts that reflect the island and residents’ rich history and culture or some of the most innovative designs in contemporary art today.
Casa Museu Joaquim Torrents Llado (Address: Carrer Portella, 9, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain / Phone: +34 971 72 98 35)
A mansion once owned by renowned Catalan artist Joaquim Torrents Llado and now exhibits a timber gallery with courtyard views and loads of interesting art works
Es Baluard Museum (Address: Plaça Porta Santa Catalina, 10, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain / Phone:+34 971 90 82 00 )
- houses modern and contemporary art
Fundació Pilar y Joan Miró (Miró Museum) (Address: Carrer de Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain / Phone:+34 971 70 14 20)
- displays the surrealist world and some works of Joan Miró at his former residence and studio
J Torrens Lladó House Museum (Address: 9 Calle de la Portella, Valldemossa / Phone: +34 971 72 2741)
-a museum containing the work of the painter J. Torrens Lladó, at his residence
Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art) (Address: Sant Miquel, 11, 07002 Palma de Mallorca / Phone: 34-971-713-515)
- a contemporary Spanish art museum that features some works by Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and other painters and sculptures.
Museu Diocesà (Address: Carrer del Mirador 5, Palma de Mallorca / Phone: +34 971 723 860 / web: www.bisbatdemallorca.com / Opening Hours: 10am-2pm Mon-Sat)
-presents a number of archaeological artifacts, books, ceramics, coins and paintings from the 13th to 16th centuries
Museu Krekovic (Krekovic Museum) (Address: Carrer Ciutat de Querétaro, 3, 07007 Palma de Mallorca / Phone:+34 971 21 96 06)
- showcases the woks of acclaimed Croatian painter Kristian Krecovic plus several remarkable paintings and handicrafts from Spain and Latin America
Museu de Lluc (Address: Santuari de Lluc, Escorca / Phone: 971871525 / web: www.lluc.net / Opening Hours: 10 am to 1:30 p.m & from 2:30 to 5:15 pm, everyday)
- an interesting collection of prehistoric artifacts, Roman relics, ceramics, religious pieces, and an extensive array of works by 20th-century Valdemossan artist Josep Coll Bardolet
Museu de Mallorca (Mallorca Museum) (Phone: +34 971 717 540 / web: http://www.museudemallorca.es/)
- housed in a marvelous palace from 1634, the museum showcase a large collection of fascinating Mallorcan and Catalan objet d’art from the prehistoric artifacts that were discovered during archaeological digs up to fine examples of Modernista furniture.
Museu Municipal de Pollenca (Address: Guillem Cifre de Colonya, s/n. (Convent de Sant Domingo), Pollença/Phone: 971 53 11 66)
- situated in the former Dominican convent, the museum exhibits a large collection of sacred Gothic art, archaeological relics plus few modern paintings (including the exquisite Tibetan sand painting given by the Dalai Lama in 1990).