19 May 2017
Some 70 million people vacation in fabulous Spain every year, and many of those visitors spend their time on the stunning island of Mallorca. There are an abundance of exceptional reasons to add Mallorca to your travel list if you haven't already done so, and you'll understand why as soon as you arrive and discover the enchanting beaches, the amazing nightlife and the mouth-watering dining opportunities. When you're not busy exploring the island, you should definitely check out the area's wonderful selection of museums, which include those dedicated to art, history and special interests. There are several museums to choose from, and these are just a few of the most popular.
1. Museum of Mallorca
History buffs will enjoy this museum that is considered the biggest and most important museum on the entire island, and you'll come away with an abundance of knowledge about this historic spot on the map. Its location is a treat in itself because this museum is situated within an incredible palace that was constructed in the 17th century. You should plan to spend several hours browsing the many collections and thousands of excellent exhibitions. Expect to embark on a journey through Mallorca's vibrant history, and you'll see ancient artifacts, models of life from long ago and several remarkable art forms that span several centuries.
2. Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art
If you're serious about art, then this is a must-see museum that you'll want to place at the top of your list. Come see the great works of some of the most important Spanish artists of the 20th century, which include Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and Joan Miro. Over 50 other artists are represented as well. This museum is housed in a lovely 18th century building, and you'll find a beautifully sunlit exhibition space with a great many paintings, sculptures and drawings. Children may enjoy the hands-on educational workshops and activities that are regularly offered. This museum charges no admission, and you're free to browse for as long as you like.
3. Fundacio La Caixa
This museum is housed in one of the island's most significant structures, which was designed by the Catalan architect known as Luis Domene Muntaner. The building is an architectural beauty that boasts five floors with intricately decorated facades. Once you've finished admiring the building, you may go inside to explore the exhibitions that include the Anglada Camarasa collection with 125 sketches and 79 oil paintings, a library that specializes in contemporary art and numerous traveling exhibits. You never know what may be featured at this museum, and past exhibits have included the works of Rembrandt and Rodin. A cafe with tasty menu items and lovely views is also open to visitors.
4. Bellver Castle
If you feel up to climbing the 500 steps, then come explore this 700-year-old round castle that is complete with a moat and three large towers that overlook the two-level courtyard. The castle houses the City History Museum, and you'll see an exhibition of artifacts, sculptures and pottery from several periods throughout history. The view of the sea from the roof of the castle is nothing short of spectacular, and special activities are regularly planned throughout the week.
5. Museu de Sa Jugueta
This is a wonderful toy museum that will take you back in time to your own childhood, and it's also something that your children will love. Take an hour or so to enjoy this wonderful collection that includes some 3,000 toys from around the world, and you'll see mechanical toys, bicycles, toy horses, small theaters and all manner of dolls. This museum also regularly offers special theater performances, activities and hands-on workshops for children. After your visit, you may head downstairs to the lovely cafe that serves local foods and beers and offers a wonderful play area for the children.
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