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Address: Plaza Porta Santa Catalina 10, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 971 90 82 00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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As a referent in the Balearic Islands of the artistic creation in the 20th...

As a referent in the Balearic Islands of the artistic creation in the 20th and 21th centuries, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma presents since its opening in 2004 differents views of its collection, organizes exhibitions of the main international artists and promotes languages as music, theater, performance, poetry and circus, in the context of the experimental movements. The museum's halls show works of Picasso, Miró, Barceló, Sorolla, Rusiñol, Mir, Anglada-Camarasa, Horn, Calatrava, among others.

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Tuesday Tourist Day

Little did we know but Tuesday visits are free for tourists! A museum dedicated to modern art and well spread out also exhibits outside where you get great views of cathedral and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architect turned this place into a gem. Within the ancient fort they were able to create a 3 floor modern museum with museum shop and added a coffee shop and restaurant with a terrace and splendid view of the bay and the cathedral.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This contemporary art gallery has been constructed within the old city walls of Palma. The exhibition spaces and outside features are beautiful, on lots of levels, and on the top, affording magnificent panoramic views. The art work there is not quite so impressive, but we loved the exhibition in the basement - not to be missed. Very much worth a... More 

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Annemasse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

They sure did things right in building the Es Baluard. We enjoyed the current exhibit of video art downstairs and much of the permanent collection. And of course a walk on the ramparts above.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This small collection of modern art is worth the visit, with ever changing visiting pictures and well arranged collections it provides a nice hour of art appreciation. The coffee shop/ restaurant overlooking the sea is a definite treat afterwards with great B views and service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

An amazing building that houses fantastic artwork and installations over two different levels. Do not miss if you love modern art.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is primarily an Art (my Capital A) gallery / museum but it offers so much more. Stunning architecture, Panoramic views, a rooftop walk, a very hip restaurant cum bar and paintings new and old. Oh, and 'installations'. There is a Picasso and Miro or two but the bulk of the material on the walls (and floor and ceiling) is... More 

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Thank KathIan999
EsBaluardMuseu, Head of Communications Area at Museum Es Baluard, responded to this review

Wow! Many thanks for your opinion! More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It's more just a gallery, with a small collection of modern art. Most of which is terrible. Gobsmacked at how dire a lot of it is, very much the emperor's new clothes However, only 6 Euros to get in, and it was raining....

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Thank PaulaMellon
EsBaluardMuseu, Chief of Communications at Museum Es Baluard, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like the museum's collection but the works of Miró, Barceló, Mir, Anglada-Camarasa, Modigliani, Tàpies, Sorolla, Dalí, Picasso, García-Alix, Juan Gris, Solana, Mapplethorpe, Motherwell, Vostell, etc, offers a vision not only of the art made in the Balearics but its connections with other contemporary artists and styles. Anyway, every Friday you can pay what you consider, from 0,10€m,... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Little did we know but Tuesday visits are free for tourists! A museum dedicated to modern art and well spread out also exhibits outside where you get great views of cathedral and surrounds. There is a good looking restaurant and outside bar, well worth a visit. The entrance is at the top of the war memorial away from the marina.

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Thank Louise H
EsBaluardMuseu, Chief of Communications at Museum Es Baluard, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion, Louise. Glad you enjoyed your visit but take note that the entry is free not every Tuesday but last Tuesday 27th September, because of the International Tourism Day. More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

went to museum for my birthday beautiful building and eye opening exhibits, also lovely cafe bar with friendly staff

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EsBaluardMuseu, Chief of Communications at Museum Es Baluard, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice opinion and happy birthday, though it's too late! More 

Essex, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Worth visiting for the views of Palma from the building. The architecture of the building is exciting with monumental concrete interior walls and space as a lining to the old stone walls of the city. The art collection itself is bitty and uncoordinated with presentation notes (at least in the English translation) a triumph of stunningly pretentious drivel. Friendly and... More 

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EsBaluardMuseu, Chief of Communications at Museum Es Baluard, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion, though it's a pity you found so pretentious our presentation notes! More 

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