see + do
Es Baluard (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca , Mallorca
Tel: 34 971 908 200
Concierge.com's insider take:
The shining jewel of the up-and-coming neighborhood of Santa Catalina, this impressive museum opened in 2004 and gave a much-needed injection of energy into what was a flagging art scene. Much of the collection was donated by Pere A. Serra, a wealthy Mallorcan business man, and spans works by high-profile Catalan artists including Joan Miró and Santiago Rusiñol, paintings by island artists such as Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, and modern-art works by Kees van Dongen and the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. The space is a triumph of light and space, combining glass, steel, wood, and concrete to create a series of galleries connected by rooftop walkways and patios. There's also a great café here, worth a stop to admire the views and refuel.