Everybody knows Mallorca as the paradise island to come on holidays and enjoy its beaches. But Mallorca is more than that. You can enjoy many activities and discover the island beyond its beaches and idyllic landscapes. One of the most popular activities is gallery hopping in Palma.
A beautiful City to discover
Palma’s historic quarter is the largest and one of the most fascinating in the Mediterranean. Considered by most historians to be the best examples of the “casco antiguo mediterráneo”, it skirts the bay with a kaleidoscopic vision of Roman arches, lush interior patios dating back to the Arab reign of Al Mayurka, and haunting examples of gothic architecture brought by the Christian invasion.
A walk around this Mediterranean hub of cultures, is one of the best ways of discovering the island’s thunderous past and its colorful contemporary life. Alongside the timeless synagogues-turned-mosques, then churches, are dozens of artist studios, ateliers, and art galleries.
Many well known international artists have chosen the Mallorca to establish their private studios. Therefore, gallery hopping in Palma has become one of the most trendy activities for residents and visitors alike.
Whether you are into contemporary art, unique architecture, or discovering those fashionable spots undiscovered by the tourist guides. Gallery hopping in Palma may be perfect for you.
Gallery hopping in Palma
Find a list of art galleries on the website of the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries in Palma. We have furthermore created an own list of our favourite art galleries that are just perfect for gallery hopping in Palma. But make sure you keep an open mind as you are walking from exhibition to exhibition. Because some of the most exciting spots are spontaneous “pop ups”. There today, gone tomorrow. Brimming with energy, history and friendly winks to the visitors who display curiosity for discovering the island’s life beyond its popular beaches.
To break boundaries. At Gallery Red, there are no rules, they make them. They have created an oasis of art and design in the Mediterranean. A place where all of your senses are touched. A place that makes you cross the ocean to come and see them and experience the space.
Galería Pelaires is one of the most famous galleries within contemporary Spanish art. Founded in 1969 it’s a reference for a cultural panorama in which the best international artists have always shared the space with the artwork of younger creators.
Galeria Horrach Moya
At the elegant Galeria Horrach Moya, located in the heart of Palma, you will find expressive sculptures as well as beautiful paintings and photo exhibitions. The gallery also regularly participates in art fairs.
After more than 25 years in Cologne, Kewenig is now based in Berlin Mitte and in Mallorca in Palma’s old town since 2004. They work with contemporary artists such as Ghada Amer, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Kimsooja, Sean Scully or Christian Boltanski among others.
Gerhardt Braun Gallery
The unique Gerhardt Braun Gallery focuses on contemporary, significant work created by well-established and emerging international artists. Gerhardt Braun came from Cologne to Palma, working in all areas of activity. Besides the gallery and project stage spaces, he also focuses on design, fashion and architecture, as well as interior projects and lighting.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time – Thomas Merton
More Art Galleries in Palma
Aba Art Lab
Ahoy! Art Gallery
Galería Xavier Fiol
Galería Pep Llabrés