If you’re visiting Mallorca during one of 65 days a year it rains, you will need some inspiration of what to do on a rainy day in Palma de Mallorca.

A rainy day is often the best time to visit this Balearic capital, and while shops and bars are open, it’s a great opportunity to head to the art galleries in the city. What’s more, many of them are free to enter!

My first piece of advice is to see how heavy the rain is and check the wind speed before venturing out sightseeing. If the rain was anything like we experienced on one day in November 2021, then I would advise staying in your resort, and heading to the nearest bar or restaurant.

Heavy storms in Mallorca mean that getting around can be dangerous (check the news for weather warnings). But if you wait for a couple of hours, then the sun will most likely come out again, depending on the time of year.

If you don’t believe me, check out this video to see how heavy the rain can be here:

However if you are able to travel, the best place to go on a rainy day is the capital Palma de Mallorca.

GETTING TO PALMA

You can easily get to the centre of the city either by bus, train or taxi. Check out the TIB bus timetable if you’re outside the Palma municipality, or the EMT bus timetable from within the city limits.

WHERE TO GO IN PALMA

There are many shops and cafes to visit in Palma, but I would recommend touring the art galleries and museums starting here. I recommend touring these 5 art galleries which are all located a short walk from one another. You can complete this tour in maybe an hour an a half to two hours depending how long you spend in each gallery.

I also recommend breaking up the gallery visits in coffee shops and cafes on route. You can see the location of each of the galleries with their corresponding google maps links below:

1. ES BALUARD MUSEUM OF COMTEMPORARY ART

Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art is a modern art museum located just off the Paseo Maritimo.

There are are several exhibitions to see here, with artists not just from the Balearic Islands but from around the world.

The musuem has paid for entry, but you can choose how much to pay on a Friday. There is a fantastic restaurant and bar here which is usually open during the Summer months and it is a great place to watch the sunset.

Also look out for special events which sometimes take place here over the year.

Google Maps Reference:

Es Balluard opening times

2. ABA ART LAB

Just across the square from Es Balluard, you can find the Aba Art Lab.

Aba Art Lab is another contemporary art gallery and you will find a variety of exhibitions all year round.

Google Maps Reference:

3. KILIART GALLERY

Kiliart is one of my favourite galleries in La Lonja, Palma. The photographs are absolutely stunning and what’s more, they sell really beautiful drone photography from across the Balearic Islands, making this a great place to pick up some art work and a fantastic souvenir from your holiday.

Google Maps Reference:

kiliart palma de mallorca

4. CASAL SOLLERIC

Casal Solleric is a beautiful museum and art gallery located close to the famous cafes and shops on Paseo del Borne in the heart of Palma.

Several exhibitions are held here all year round, and entry to this gallery is free.

This gallery is worth exploring, not just for its art exhibitions but also because it was once a palace in the 18th century. The architecture here is beautiful and you can see in the photo below.

Google Maps Reference:

casal solleric palma

5. LA CAIXAFORUM, PALMA

What to Do on a Rainy Day in Palma de Mallorca

La CaixaForum in Palma is another gallery worth a visit which is located in a wonderful art deco building.

There is a main free exhibition space worth exploring. Also, check out the other events and exhibitions that take place here throughout the year.

If you do chose to see a paid exhibition here, tickets are very cheap, costing around 5€ or 6€.

I’ve attended music concerts here, as well as various modern and traditional art exhibitions.

There is also a wonderful cafe downstairs.

Google Maps Reference:


Joan Miro Museum

If you have time to explore one gallery outside the city, then jump on the No 4, 46 or 20 blue EMT bus from Plaza España. It’s approx a 15-20 minute ride to to the world famous Joan Miro Museum located in Marivent on the outskirts of Palma. You can also buy your ticket here.

For inspiration as to what else there is to do in Palma during the winter months, then check out this article here.


What to Do on a Rainy Day in Palma de Mallorca on Youtube.

While there are plenty of other galleries in Palma worth visiting, this is just a selection. To get a preview before you visit yourself, check out my Youtube video here.

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