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The house was built at the end of the 19th century by the Planes family. In 1972, the City Council acquired the mansion and turned it into a museum of Ethnology and Local History.
With the 1988 refurbishment of the mansion, the Museum of Contemporary Art was established. The place became dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of art.
It currently has four completely differentiated and, at the same time, complementary spaces.
At the ground floor you will find the largest collection of Contemporary Arts, which offers a wide variety of artworks made by Mallorcan artists.
Enjoy painting by artists such as:
- Roca Fuster
- G. Matas
- Andrew Pinder
- M. Brunet
- Menéndez Rojas
- Win Faber
- Richt Miller
These collections are particularly interesting, as these mark the break with the post-impressionism traditions of predominantly landscape and eclecticism inspired works.
The originality of this collection lies in the fact that it has been formed thanks to the selfless contributions of hundreds of artists who for twenty years participated in the Meetings of Painters of Sa Pobla.
n the ground floor there is also the White Room which currently houses the Museum of Sant Antoni i el Dimoni (Saint Anthony and the Deamon), as well as a workshop area. The first floor has two large exhibition halls.
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About Sa Pobla
Despite of its size and location just behind the coasts of Alcúdia, Sa Pobla is actually one of the least affected areas in terms of tourism in Mallorca. This traditionally industrial area makes it easy to discover some of the true Mallorcan soul when visiting for sightseeing, stays or one of the many festivities held during the year. You should choose to Sa Pobla as your holiday destination if you are looking to escape mass tourism, yet still want to be close to the wonderful beaches, vibrant life and amenities associated with this. Moreover, the location of Sa Pobla is ideal for physical activities like cycling holidays, golfing, walking etc.
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Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.