Palau March Museu

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Palau March Museu
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This museum is home to the Bartolomé March Foundation's collection of art and books. It is situated in the heart of Palma de Mallorca's historic old town.The museum is located in Palau March palace, and has a collection of contemporary sculpture on display in the patios, with outstanding works by artists such as Rodin, Moore and Chillida. It also has a series of 40 religious sculptures in polychromed wood. One of the rooms contains an 18th-century crib from Naples, with more than 1,000 dressed, painted pieces, while in the Book Room you can see manuscripts, incunabula and codices, as well as a unique collection of nautical maps from the 15th-17th centuries.
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DevonDavo
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Outdoor terrace with views over harbour and a selection of sculptures. Inside are various rooms of the house with furniture on display and a unique collection of over 1000 nativity figures set in various scenes with elaborate detail and costumes. Absoutely fascinating. Modest entry charge, cafe downstairs.
Written February 17, 2020
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TravelswithHetty
Poole160 contributions
Family
The sculptures outside were fantastic - Hepworth and Rodin to name just two artists. Inside, there were Dali paintings and a very impressive and outrageously elaborate historic nativity. The art is a good reason to go. The house itself is also very impressive and worth the entry. But, the best thing about the whole museum is the gorgeous views from the balcony. I really recommend stopping in, even if you only have 1/2 hour.
Written November 5, 2012
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Mihai GRIGORE
Palma de Mallorca, Spain170 contributions
Family
The Palau March Museum is an amazing place , full o ancient history and packed with great artifacts... a place where you will feel a great energy of the past ... the palace and the cathedral are amazing !!!
Written April 20, 2021
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TheSageofStockwell
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5 Euros is steep for what is essentially a small, unremarkable house with a nativity display and some second rate Dali lithographs. The only real selling point is the entrance courtyard, which has some good sculptures and a nice view over the harbour area. Not worth it unless you have time to kill.
Written March 2, 2020
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Richard P
Taynuilt, UK183 contributions
Family
Just come out of the Cathedral visit ? What to do next that is chilled, interesting and close by ?

The Pulau March Museu is a private collection of sculpture, objet, paintings and furniture. Housed in a beautiful setting and with only light visitor numbers.

Euro4.50 to get in. So inexpensive.

There is plenty for children / teens to be amused. The Neapolitan nativity scenes Re especially interesting.

If you are a Dali fan, then plenty to enjoy too.

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Written August 10, 2017
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Jeffrey F
Ilkeston, UK1,407 contributions
Couples
This place is so close to l'Almudaina Royal Palace & the Cathedral it really ought to be included in even the shortest tour of Palma. Subtitled Fundacion Bartolme March, it is often confused with the Contemporary Spanish Art Museum (Foundation Juan March) near Placa Mayor. Juan & Bartolme were father and son, both amongst the worlds richest people and both avid modern art collectors. The wealth shows in both buildings which are fabulous - but of the two, Palau March is much bigger.

Palau March was only built in the 1940's as a millionaires family residence, but in a style which perfectly complements the surrounding buildings of the Old Town. As you would expect, no expense was spared: even the interior doors are hand carved. Only opened to the public in 2003, it's a fascinating place, especially the music room, which overlooks the courtyard and contains the original 1940's murals by Josep Martia Sert, with carnival scenes and acrobats. I looked at the window drapings for some while before realising there were plaster, not fabric.

You enter the building via rooms containing various 18th century minature Neapolitan 'nativity scenes'. Like much of the art of the time, the religious element was really an excuse to make clothed models of everyday scenes - you have to look very carefully to find the baby Jesus, though the three wise men are a little more prominent. The finely detailed workmanship on the 2000 figures and their surroundings is remarkable and they have been excellently displayed.

Further inside the house are artworks by a number of 20th century masters, like Dali, as well as an interesting display of 16th century Mallorcan maps. The main stairwell contains a obelisk which looks almost Egyptian at first glance - then you realise it's a modern art installation.

The main attraction for us was the terrace/ loggia from which you have great views of l'Almudaina, the Cathedal & right across the harbour area. On the terrace is a terrific, and seemingly ever changing, collection of modern scultpure by world renowned masters, including Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth.

We enjoyed our visit to Palau March more than l'Almudaina Palace opposite and actually spent much more time there. We can thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written February 28, 2013
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FREDANDWILMA
Manchester, UK131 contributions
Couples
Absolute waste of money.. yes they have some interesting modern art sculptures.. Moore etc. but for what they charge forget it
Written April 1, 2019
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Thevikingtraveller
Reading, UK61 contributions
Friends
There are modern sculptures in the courtyard. The "nativity" tableaux (yes, I know, but bear with) are detailed and fascinating, we have never seen anything like them. Then there are the 16th century maps of Europe........Well worth a visit.
Written June 19, 2016
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,958 contributions
Couples
Even though it is situated right next to the cathedral this museum deserves more publicity. It is showcasing some world class art and sculpture and the most unusual collection of Neapolitan nativity scenes we have ever seen. Antique maps, furnishings and works by Dali as well as the modern sculptures by Moore, Hepworth and Rodin deserve a wider audience and the building itself is an architectural gem. Worth a visit at only E4.50.
Written February 15, 2016
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,720 contributions
Couples
We truly enjoyed our visit to the Palau March. It starts out with outdoor sculptures in a beautiful setting overlooking the city. Wonderful opportunities for great photos. Inside they have the largest Neapolitan Nativity collection I have ever seen. The figures had such interesting expressions - and there are so many details to take in. There was also a large exhibit of Salvadore Dali's work (which may have been a temporary exhibit). Then you are allowed to tour the beautiful palace which was the home of the March family. Entry was 4.5 euros - which I felt was reasonable. We were there about an hour.
Written February 15, 2016
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