In the middle of Carrer de Sant Miquel, one of the most central and busiest pedestrianised streets in Palma, you will find the Museu Fundación Juan March, a museum in an old 17th-century manor house that houses an impressive collection of 20th-century Spanish art, offering a unique insight into the artistic evolution of the country during this period.
There are a number of treasures within the walls of the Museu Fundació Juan March in Palma, including works by early avant-garde artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Juan Gris. You will also find post-war artists, such as Saura, Tàpies or Millares, and more contemporary artists, such as Miquel Barceló.
In addition to the permanent collection open to the public, which displays the great power of human creativity through typical 20th century paintings and sculptures, there are often temporary exhibitions that explore different themes (abstract art, photography, etc.) and interesting cultural activities (workshops, lectures, guided tours, etc.) that keep the Museu Fundació Juan March Palma fresh and interesting 365 days a year.
The building, a museum in itself
Art is also present on the walls of the Museu Fundación Juan March Palma. The building itself, known as “Can Gallard des Canyar”, was inherited from its initial owners and is an architectural jewel that masterfully blends history and modernity. Although the house dates back to the 17th century, its appearance today is the work of the prestigious architect Guillem Reynés Font, who renovated it at the beginning of the 20th century. The entrance, façade and courtyard preserve beautiful elements that show the influence of modernism and Mallorcan regionalism in Reynés: the great white marble staircase, the extraordinary dome illuminated by an elliptical skylight, the meticulous mosaics on the floor, etc.
The Museu Fundación Juan March Palma also includes a shop with catalogues, art books, postcards, etc., and a library that regularly offers various activities.
Fancy a visit? Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6:30pm and Saturdays from 10:30am to 2pm. It is closed on Sundays and public holidays, while the opening hours on 24 and 31 December are from 10 am to 2 pm.