Back in 1911 Joan Magraner and Margalida Vicens opened their modernist mansion in Calle Lluna, Soller.
A century later, the Fundació Tren de L‘Art purchased and renovated the property returning it to its former glory.
A terrible plague attacked Sóller‘s fruit trees in 1865, causing a migration towards France and Central America. The wealthy Sollerenses that returned to Mallorca brought with them a taste for art nouveau, which is well reflected in the houses they went on to build. Can Prunera is, together with the Banc de Sóller and Sant Bartomeu church most representative display of modernism in this town in the Tramuntana Range.
The Can Prunera Modernist Museum exhibits the house‘s original furniture that has been richly decorated with marquetry. The facade is embellished with sinuous shapes and vegetable motifs on it‘s stone ashlars and iron work. The floors are made with hydraulic tiles, in bright colours, making up geometric and floral designs. The stuccoed images on the ceilings depict from hunting motifs to modernist flower designs.
The stained glass windows let plenty of light in from the street to the back terrace. Here you can see sculptures from the D‘Art Serra Colection, as well as permanent exhibits of Joan Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Klee, and Fernand Léger, among others as well as Mallorcan painters or those related to Mallorca like Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Mir, Joan Fuster and Miquel Barceló.
Can Prunera. A modernist Museum
Carrer LLuna, 86 Sóller / Summer time. March 1 to October 30, 10:30 to 18:30. Winter: November 1 to February 28, 10:30 to 18:30 (closed Mondays). Admission: 5 Euros. Discounted rates for students, seniors and groups: 3 euros.