Es Baluard

Address: Plaça Porta de Santa Catalina 10, Palma, 07012, Spain
Telephone: 971 908 200

- Mid-range


Sleek, contemporary art house in the ramparts of a 16th century stronghold.

Whether your passion is for art, or architecture, this modern conversion ticks a lot of boxes. While the works themselves span the gamut of 20th-century greats from Picasso to Kandinsky, it’s the blending of old and new in the building that really makes the place ‘pop’. The new structure of glass, white poured concrete and steel sits well with the stone of the ramparts, and port views have been cleverly framed with cut-outs and geometric lines. Best of all is a walkway that runs around the rim of the roof.

Value for money

Price advice

6 euros, free to under 12s.

Expert tips

The roof terrace often provides the stage for performances and screenings through the summer.

BLD café (also on the roof) offers dishes hailing from all over the world. The 18 euros set lunch is a bit overpriced, but it’s a lovely place for a glass of wine or a morning coffee.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Art
  • Design and architecture