Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

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Lively cultural life on Majorca

  • View of Palma cathedral by night. Majorca © Turespaña

    View of Palma cathedral by night. Majorca © Turespaña

  
  


" For centuries, musicians, painters and poets have chosen Majorca as a refuge. Nowadays, contemporary art and culture is one of the distinctive characteristics of Majorca. ..."

For centuries, musicians, painters and poets have chosen Majorca as a refuge. Nowadays, contemporary art and culture is one of the distinctive characteristics of Majorca. Monuments, museums, festivals, galleries and exhibitions of all kinds proliferate throughout the island. Submerge yourself in this sea of modern art and imaginations and allow yourself to be seduced by the charming places that have inspired such artists as Chopin, Ruben Dario or Joan Miro.

You will be forgiven for thinking that the muses endowed Majorca with a special spirit. You will feel privileged as you stroll through the historic centre of Palma, admiring its impressive gothic cathedral, or visiting the emblematic Bellver castle, but this feeling is not exclusive to the capital, as throughout the island you will find significant buildings and historical monuments. This broad offer is completed by an extensive range of activities which are held all the year round, including literary cycles and art exhibitions, opera concerts, classical and modern music festivals, ballet or theatre. The many museums and art galleries also put on exhibitions throughout the year.

The role of public and private organisations is very important in promoting these cultural activities. Institutions such as the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation and the March Foundation play a fundamental role: these centres organise and exhibit works of such important artists as Miro, Picasso, Dali and Juan Gris and they generally organise temporary exhibitions for both national and international artists. There is an unceasing artistic effervescence alive on the island. Proof of this is the Es Baluard Contemporary and Modern Art Museum, exhibiting the most avant-garde of modern art and where it is possible to admire the works of young artists together with the works of such universal figures as Cézanne, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec.

This pleasure in and concern for contemporary art extends to the oldest heritage of the island. This priceless heritage includes megalithic and Phoenician remains, and remains from the Romans and the Greeks, an excellent example of the past cultures which dominated the Mediterranean. Majorca can be visited at any time of the year, it is an unforgettable destination and there are thousands of reasons for you to come.

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