Step 3. Palma de Mallorca, the final years
According to Miró, “Mallorca is really a very lovely country, where some places still have the freshness of the first days of creation.” We are in full agreement with the artist.
He had a special relationship with Mallorca: his mother was from there, as was his wife Pilar Juncosa, whom he married on the island, and he died there. You will love this beautiful Mediterranean island and its turquoise waters. A good way to get here is to fly from Barcelona to the airport of Palma de Mallorca, the capital (the flight takes just one hour).In 1956 Miró moved to Palma permanently, where he built a house and the studio he had always dreamed of, designed by his friend Josep Lluís Sert. This studio is now part of the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, which of course we recommend you visit. The centre is designed by Moneo and holds around 6,000 works by the artist. In summer, ask if there is a concert in the gardens. While you are in Palma, as well as a delightful swim in one of the island's coves, or visiting its most famous sights, such as the Cathedral or Bellver Castle, you can visit other museums with works by the artist, such as the Juan March Foundation or Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.