The iconic and extravagant modernist house called Ca'n Prunera is now a museum, it is about 2 minutes walk from Sóller's square, just in front of the kopitiam restaurant on the Carrer de sa Lluna, the main pedestrianised shopping street. Ca'n Prunera was designed by architect was Josep Rubio i Bellver, who's other works in Sóller were the façade of the Church of Sant Bartomeu and the next-door Banco de Sóller. The wrought iron work was executed by Manuel Carrascosa, the acclaimed local blacksmith.
Ca'n Prunera boasts a permanent Modernist art collection with works by national and international artists such as Picasso, Miró, Matisse, Basquiat, Rusiñol, Magritte, Leger and Chillida, who were either part of the modernist movement or inspired by it. The main focus is upon local artists or those related to the Balearic islands. There are also temporary exhibition halls, and an art library that among other items displays books illustrated by Joan Miró. Ca'n Prunera's gardens also serve as a stage for concerts and other cultural events.
Ca'n Prunera was completed in 1911 by the Magraner family, and remained the family home until 2006. The building as well as the period furniture and fittings have been carefully restored to recover their original majesty. It is, without doubt, the best example of Sóller’s economic splendour of that era, which was fueled by the return of emigrants having made their fortunes in South America or Europe.
A trip to this delightful museum is a must for the visitor to Sóller, especially for those with an interest in architecture, art, or culture in general.
Carrer de sa Lluna, 90
(+34) 971 638973
Opening times: 10:30 a 18:30, Tuesday to Sunday, Monday closed
5€ - 3€ retired