Museu de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

This excellent city museum is housed in a rambling ensemble of 17th-century mansions on Carrer de la Portella. It showcases a collection of archaeological artefacts, religious art, antiques and Arabic ceramics – from Talayotic bronzes to intricate Almohad gold jewellery. The museum also hosts high quality temporary exhibitions.

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1. Can Espanya-Serra

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Built in neo-Gothic style around a cobbled pati, this mansion sits on the site of a 16th-century predecessor.

2. Can Salas

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You can't see past the arched double doors of this imposing residence, but its lines and dimensions are impressive.

3. Banys Àrabs

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These baths, dating from the 10th to 12th centuries, are the single most important remaining monument to the Muslim domination of the island, although all…

4. Cal Marquès de la Torre

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This imposing residence was built in 1696, on the site of a 15th-century predecessor. Reminiscent of a fortress, it's now the headquarters of the Academic…

5. Jardí del Bisbe

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Adjoining the Palau Episcopal is the Jardí del Bisbe, a small, tranquil botanic garden that offers cool respite from a day's hot sightseeing. Stroll among…

6. Can Oleza

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Can Oleza's Ionic columns, broad staircase and low arches are typical of 17th-century Palma's patis.

7. Sa Portella

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An original seaward gate in the medieval walls can still be seen here.

8. Convent de Santa Clara

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The 'Poor Clares' were one of the first orders to establish a presence in Palma, following the Reconquesta of 1229. The land on which the convent stands…