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The Museum Of Closed Doors

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.

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  1. Is the museum still closed? I would like to come to Mallorca in August (2010) just to visit the museum but it is not worth the trip if the museum is not open.

    • I am afraid so. The Museu de Mallorca will definitely not be open by August 2010, and I doubt very much that it will be open by August 2011. A complete overhaul is being carried out, including some excavations. If you come to Mallorca in August 2010, your only chance to see a bit of Mallorca’s history all in one place would be at the Castell de Bellver and its Municipal museum (Museu d’història de la Ciutat).

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