The Museu de Mallorca continues to be closed. Tancat. Cerrado. Fermé. Geschlossen.
I elaborated earlier on the museum of the closed doors (last August), in case you wanted to freshen up on some of the museum’s characteristics.
Please help me if you can, because I for one cannot fathom the infinite wisdom of our politicians (in this case the ones in Madrid) to simply shut down the main Museum in Mallorca, just like that. Even if the closure is a temporary one, two to three years is a very long time, and alternative arrangements should have been explored. Surely, somewhere in Palma, there must exist a site or a venue where at least some of this museum’s treasures could have been exhibited for an interim period of time, to cover the duration when essential obras were carried out at the Museu de Mallorca, and installations affecting safety and security of exhibits as well as visitors had to be rehabilitated or mounted for the first time, for the benefit of all.
However, if you ask nicely, you may be allowed to enter the museum’s patios to at least steal a glance at the splendor of the building, Ca la Gran Cristiana, also known as Can Ayamans or Ca’n Desbrull. The building is one of the finest in all of Palma and some of its early parts date back to the Moorish period or more precisely, to the years between 1116 and 1203.
The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 14th, 2010. The time was 12:38:46.