This Balearic island boasts a wealth of art and culture, both historical and contemporary, which serves to enrich the daily lives of Mallorcans and visitors alike.
Mallorca is an island of artistic creativity and cultural heritage. Although the earliest traces of the island date back to prehistoric times, Mallorca's complex history includes influences from Roman, Arabic, French and Spanish cultures. These foreign influences are clearly visible in the art and monuments found throughout the island, from the monumental Roman walls that protect the center of Palma to the numerous small-scale Moorish, French and Spanish-style villages that dot the surrounding hillside. Art also runs through the narrow cobblestone streets of the main towns and villages, where large outdoor murals created by local and international artists can be found on the facades of local buildings.