Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum

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Few British come to this art gallery whilst visiting Mallorca, the staff told me and that's a shame, as it is not only a major modern gallery with rolling exhibitions of international quality and a fine collection of Miro's work and some unusual Picasso ceramics, but the building is spectacular in itself, being part of the old fortifications along the seafront. There is access to the roof which gives outstanding views in all directions. Local transport links are excellent from anywhere on Mallorca, with lots of parking for car users, though this is not cheap. If coming in by boat, the gallery is across the road from the extensive marina. A really jolly idea if staying in the north of the island, is to get on the little train that ambles down from Soller into the heart of the city. The usual suspects in Palma – the cathedral and castle – are both within walking distance, one in each direction, so it makes a great oasis and has a lovely airy cafe. There is a small entrance charge, which is reduced for seniors, but on Fridays, you pay what you choose, which puts it in the range of anyone – there's simply a box on the counter. Closed Mondays.

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