Mallorcan Cultutal Center – Miro Mallorca Foundation

Discovering the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation

“I couldn’t live in a place from which you can’t see the ocean”, those were the words of Joan Miró. ¡And how could one disagree! Together with his wife, Pilar Juncosa, in 1956 he chose Palma de Mallorca as his residence, and this is where the painter lived and worked until 1983, the year of his death.

“My dream when I settle down somewhere is to have a large workshop, not for lighting reasons, (…) but to have space and many paintings, because, the more I work, the more I want to work”.  And so, three years after his move, he bought Finca Son Boter, a typical Mallorcan rustic house which dates from the 18th century, located on a hillside of Cala Major. From here, the views leave you breathless. The large mansion thus became the home of an artist and his laboratory, a studio where one can create and experiment with works of art.

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Today it is possible to visit the house/workshop thanks to the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, commissioned by the City Council of Palma de Mallorca, whose mission is to preserve the work of the artist while spreading the culture of art. On the lower level, the foundation houses around 6000 artworks that include paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and various documents of the great artist. On the walls you can still see charcoal graffiti and sketches of the artist. The Miró world begins in the garden, where some of his sculptures are exhibited, which, as the artist said, “must be erected outdoors”.

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Inaugurated in 1992, the Foundation can be visited from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (7:00 pm in summer) and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Reaching the Foundation is simple. Also by public transport (from the center of Palma, for example, taking bus line Nº 3).

The visitors of the Foundation are never disappointed! Even though it’s a museum, you still breathe that homely atmosphere. Visitors, immersed in an evocative setting, can almost imagine the teacher’s day-to-day life.

There is no doubt that the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation is an essential stage for those who travel to Mallorca.

Visit for more information : Miró Mallorca Fundació