Outings to the sea and culture in Palma de Mallorca

03-21-2019

In the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca , in the Balearic Islands, we find marinas and boat moorings to go around the island. But in addition to renting a yacht in Mallorca and navigating its calm waters, discovering its museums in contemporary art is an attraction because it counts many different and of great importance.

To begin with, the footprints of Joan Miró are also in this land, as well as in Barcelona, ​​the painter spent time in the Balearic capital. For this reason, the city has the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca, which includes a collection of nearly 6,000 works that the Catalan artist created when he was in the islands. Here he had his workshop and some of his creations can be seen.

Sailing in Mallorca and enjoying its museums and culture

After a boat trip , contemporary art continues in Palma, thanks to artists such as Miquel Barceló, who is the author of part of the interior of the city's cathedral, which he finished in 2006. His work in this emblematic building, from the that you see the sea, the port and the boats that we will take to rent in the Balearics. The work is a polychrome ceramic wall of approximately 300 m2, covering almost all of the architectural walls. He also built five stained glass windows 12 meters high with shades of grisaille and a set of liturgical furnishings made of stone from the municipality of Binissalem. It is not modernist, but in the same cathedral, its museum allows to see the temple and others when there are no liturgical services.

Modernism is also present in Palma de Mallorca, thanks to buildings such as stately homes, palaces and patios that are displayed both in the historic center and elsewhere. Many of these modernist buildings are close to the sea, on their promenades and host events, art centers or institutional buildings that everyone can see every day. 

Another museum that is worth visiting, before going on a sailing trip in Mediterranean waters, is Es Baluard , a contemporary art museum that is inside the old Renaissance wall, 500 square meters of the promenade. It stands out for its cultural and didactic activities, and welcomes 5,000 square meters, and some 2,500 exhibition spaces. 

In addition, all the Balearic Islands enjoy art galleries around the islands. In them you can visit permanent and temporary exhibitions giving impetus to local artists but also international, thanks to the openness to the world and the number of foreigners that inhabit them.