Es Baluard, the contemporary art museum in Palma, is a thoroughly modern piece of architecture made of concrete and glass juxtaposed against the ancient city walls and bastions dominating the seafront of the Mallorcan capital.
Besides a simply designed building with characteristic diaphanous lines, which is home to over 700 works, the museum offers also an equally attractive outdoor space ideal for an evening stroll along the ancient ramparts featuring a cluster of striking outdoor contemporary art pieces. The Mirador (or the ‘Viewpoint’) also offers spectacular views of the Gothic cathedral, the Bay of Palma and the Puig de Sant Pere neighbourhood.
Palma’s cultural heritage is also reflected in the city’s array of unique accommodation, housed in historic palaces and town houses. For example, the characterful Ca Sa Galesa, located in the heart of Palma’s historical old town, offers a space of calm and tranquillity just a stone’s throw away from the majestic La Seu cathedral. With panoramic views of the city from the private rooftop, guests can relax with a book after a long day of sightseeing in Palma.
For more information on Palma as a tourist destination, please visit www.visitpalma.com/en. Main photo: Palma de Mallorca © Ernest Llofriu Palou Visit Palma
Mark Bibby Jackson
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