When you think about Majorca, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it is the gorgeous sunshine, the stunning beaches or the magical mountains? The culture and history of the island are just as important as its beauty for the proud Mallorquin people. Discover more about 5 museums in Majorca that you probably didn’t know about, all located within a short drive of our Gran Isla Hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova.
CCA Andratx: The Centre of Contemporary Art in the West of the island offers the opportunity to see a range of exhibitions from both local and international artists. The gallery boasts a variation of paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs of which some are for sale. Guided tours are available in Spanish, Danish, German and English.
Es Baluard: Another museum of contemporary art, this time based in Palma close to the Cathedral. Es Baluard boasts over 600 pieces of work within the museum and a number of exhibitions that change throughout the year. In addition to the museum, they hold a summer festival every year known as FES, where they host musical and film events. The rooftop terrace bar is also the perfect place to enjoy a drink with superb views of the Palma marina.
Nit de l’Art: Based in the city of Palma, the Nit de l’Art is not strictly a museum but an event which showcases some of the best local and international art. It takes places over one night in the middle of September but features hundreds of artists. You can browse through the art throughout the picturesque and vivacious streets of Palma whilst enjoying a glass of wine and be entertained as the city transforms with live street art and theatre.
Castell de Bellver: One of the most prestigious landmarks of Palma de Mallorca, located to the West of the city with stunning views for miles and miles. However inside of this 14th century castle is the very interesting city’s History Museum. The exhibitions are based inside of one of Europe’s only circular castles where you discover more about the city of Palma dating back to over a thousand years.
Museum Chopin: What better reason for visiting the virtuous village of Valldemossa? This museum located in this stunning village in the mountains was once home to the world acclaimed composer Frédéric Chopin whilst he was recovering from illness, and the place that some of his most famous works were composed. For fans of classical music, this museum devoted to Chopin and his love George Sand features his original piano, music scores and not to forget the beautiful garden and surroundings of the old monastery.
There’s sure to be many a picture perfect moment at all of these wonderful points of interest on the island, and of course it would only be right to share your experiences with your family and friends through social media. At our Gran Isla hotels we provide free Wi-Fi to all our guests so that you can stay connected throughout your visit.
If any of these places have peaked your interest, make sure to visit the Gran Isla Hotels’ official website where you can take advantage of the best prices online guaranteed for our hotels in Palmanova and Santa Ponsa, as well as our special deals including the Early Booking Offer for Holidays in 2019.
Discover the cultural side of Majorca with Gran Isla hotels.