Museums of Mallorca – Specifically the museum of Mallorca was created by decree of November 2, 1961, from the collections of the former Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, the Marroig collection, the archaeological collections owned by the State, the funds deposited by the Archaeological Society Lul liana and by the Prado Museum. Since then the funds have increased extraordinarily, divided into different sections: archeology, ethnography, fine arts and decorative and industrial arts.
The main headquarters are located in the house of the Counts of Ayamans, better known as Can Desbrull or popularly as Ca la Gran Cristiana. It has two sections in the Part Forana, the ethnological one in Muro and the monograph in Pollentia in Alcúdia.
The Museum of Mallorca is a scientific and cultural center that wants to satisfy the research, educational and play needs of the different types of users. It is also a place open to scientific research, study and consultation, learning, exploration, discovery and enjoyment, all referred to the field of history, art and culture of the island of Mallorca.
The house conserves a good part of the baroque pentagonal structure, only altered by the modifications made throughout the 19th century. In the subsoil, architectural structures from the Muslim era have also been discovered and among other remains.
The Museum of Mallorca was erected by the union of several old houses in the city of Palma.
It was not until 1976, when it opened its doors to the public: it has a height of three floors, a main portal with a semicircular arch, a noble floor with balconies and a loft with Gothic windows.
In 2010, its management resumed an underground excavation that had been carried out in the center of Palma in the late 1960s, and which continued in 1980, revealing the structures of a Muslim ceramic workshop belonging to the Almoravid dynasty, but that at that time, the works of archeology never finished.
The Museums of Mallorca have works by Francesc Comes and Joan Rosat, Gothic painters, as well as the Hispano-Flemish artists Pere Terrencs and Baltasar Buira, and the Renaissance artist Mateu López, all active in Mallorca.
Other important museums of Mallorca to visit are
- Palau March
The Palau opens its doors to the public as the new headquarters of the Bartolomé March Foundation with a permanent exhibition dedicated to medieval art, contemporary sculpture and the Neapolitan nativity scene. The building, located in the historic center of the city, next to the Cathedral and the Almudaina, has a museum; a public library specialized in the Balearic Islands and an auditorium. Price: 4.5 €
- Castell de Bellver
it is located on a hill 112 meters above sea level, in an area surrounded by forest, from where you can see the city, the port, Sa Serra de Tramuntana and the Pla de Mallorca. The design of a circular floor plan with attached circular towers seems to come from the upper Herodion complex (in the West Bank), also circular and with a large master tower and three smaller towers. The smaller towers are attached and the tribute is crossed by a wall so it is attached. This building have a porch in the courtyard either. Price: € 4 and for residents € 2.50.
- Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Fundació Juan March i d’es Baluard with a price from € 4 – € 6 and if you go by bike, you will only pay € 2.
All these museums are true works of art that have been restored and cared for over centuries and centuries in Mallorca. Totally recommended if you visit the island to take in mind a bit of historicity.