Can Balaguer is right in the centre of Palma, right next to the commercial area of Jaime III and the Paseo del Born.
Thanks to a six-year renovation by the council, it is possible to see what a traditional stately home was like in Palma, and how these evolved between the 16th and 20th century, with the decoration of each stage on show.
The stately house was built in the first half of the 18th century in a baroque style, for the first Marquis of Reguer, Francesc Amer Montaner I Dameto, a gentlemen of Felipe the Fifths chamber.
The exhibition “A New Space for the City”, located in the courtyard, explains how the house was renovated to become a charming museum, as well as how stately homes evolved in Palma, according to the architectonic styles and tastes of each era.
On the other hand, the first floor is home to a permanent exhibition, “La Casa Posible” showing Majorcan furniture, ceramic and part of the private collection of the last owner, Josep Balaguer.
Paintings by modernist artists Antonio Gelabert and Anglada Camarasa are a highlight of this exhibition.