Palma de Mallorca, 19th May 03
MALLORCA PROMOTES ITS CULTURE
Mallorca's historical capital of Palma is the focal point for many of the island's best exhibitions and musems.
Mallorca, the Mediterrean’s top island destination, enjoys a rich and varied culture of which the local people are very proud. Keen to show the visitor that there is more to Mallorca than sea, sun and sand, the island’s Cultural Ministry has just launched a series of schemes based in the island’s capital of Palma to promote its cultural past.
NEW - MUSEUM PASS
Visitors can buy a museum pass for only 10 euros (approx £7.00 pounds sterling) to see five museums in Palma’s historic old town. The tickets, which can be purchased in any tourist office on the island, or in any of the musems involved in the scheme, include entrance to:
The Mallorca Musem – collection of fine art, decorative arts and archaeological treasures.
The Mallorcan Religious Musem – featuring art, silversmith craftsmenship and archaelogical finds from all the parishes and monasteries on the island.
Can Marquès – a stately home built in the 14th century is an example of one of the best preserved stately homes in Palma’s old town.
The Cathedral Musem – featuring examples of gothic sculpture, paintings and silversmith craftwork.
The House of J.Torrents Lladó – visitors get a insight into this famous Spanish artist’s home featuring his work.
NEW - CULTURAL WALKS – based around different areas of Palma offering three themes :The City and the Sea, Palma’s Convents and The Jewish Quarter. Each walk starts at 10.30 am each day. They are led by a professional English-speaking guide and last approximately two hours. The cost is 6 euros per person (approximately £4.00 pounds sterling).
JUNE ONLY - TOURS OF PALMA’S HISTORIC PATIOS
Visitors to Palma’s old town may well catch a glimpse of a fabulous patio, which typify the architecture of the city’s historic houses. However, in June to celebrate the religious festival of Corpus Cristi, tours can be taken around 20 different patios, many of which are normally closed to the public. Each tour starts at 11.00 am & at 17.30 pm daily and costs a donation of 2 euros per person (approximately £1.40). One of each patio also provides the venue for a classical concert at 9pm each evening.
JUST OPENED... Palau March Musem is located in a stunning historic palace. It houses a contemporary sculpture collection, a Neapolitan Nativity Scene, frescos and a collection of Romanesque and Gothic carvings. Juan March Foundation of Contemporary Spanish Art has just been re-opened and extended. Miquel Barceló, an exhibition of contemporary art by this famous Spanish artist and sculpture, until August 31st, 2003.
Further information: Mallorca Tourist Board, Tel: (+34) 971 725396 www.newsmallorca.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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