Museo de Mallorca
The period covered by this art museum in the historic quarter begins with the defeat of the Moors in 1229 and ends in the early 20th century. It's not an overwhelming collection, with everything from roughly before the 19th century on the first floor, and then the story concluded on the third floor. The museum has more depth in its earlier periods. Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance pieces illustrate both how Mallorca was integrated into larger trends thanks to influences from Barcelona
, Valencia, and Italy
, while at the same time following its own path. Though they only fill a few small galleries, the canvases and tiles from the late-19th and early-20th centuries, when Mallorca's artists were influenced by the modernisme
then popular in Barcelona, provide another perspective on some of the buildings from that period that you may have noticed walking around Palma. The museum is free on Sundays, though it is only open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day of the week.