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Can Prunera, a Modernist building amidst the mountains

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Can Prunera, a Modernist building amidst the mountains

The Modernist building Can Prunera, which has been turned into a museum (slated to open in the next few months), is located in the town of Sóller in the heart of Mallorca's Tramuntana Mountains. The Modernist building Can Prunera, which has been turned into a museum (slated to open in the next few months), is located in the town of Sóller in the heart of Mallorca's Tramuntana Mountains. The initiative to purchase, restore and turn this beautiful example of Modernist architecture into a museum has been undertaken by Fundació Tren de l'Art (an entity linked to the Sóller railway concessionaire), the Sóller Town Council, the Balearic Government and European Union funds. Foundation Tren de l'Art was created in early 2006 to disseminate art and culture. Some of its achievements include converting coach houses at Palma's railway station into exhibition halls, restoring Sóller's railway station, acquiring the Can Prunera building and outfitting the Can Pizà textile factory as a cultural venue. The Sóller and Palma Town Councils, in addition to the Ferrocarril de Sóller firm and Successió Miró, which represents the interests of artist Joan Miró's heirs, participate in the Foundation. Successió Miró's participation encourages the presence of works by the engaging artist in the Foundation's initiatives. Fundació d'Art Serra also lends major pieces from its collection, since Pere Serra presides over both entities. As a museum, Can Prunera has a permanent Contemporary art collection with works by national and international artists who were part of that artistic movement or inspired by it and an especial representation of local artists or those related to the islands. In addition to temporary exhibition halls, it has a specialised art library that displays books illustrated by Joan Miró. Its gardens also serve as a stage for concerts and other cultural events. The Can Prunera building, built between 1909 and 1911, is an Asset of Cultural Interest that has been faithfully restored to recover the splendour of the artistic elements that make it up. It is also a magnificent exponent of the valley of Sóller's economic splendour, which propitiated the construction of other admirable buildings in the city. Mural paintings in polychrome reliefs, glasswork, furniture and elements such as the spectacular staircase and façade are well worth a visit from architecture lovers. From 1 November to 28 February, from 10:30 am to 18:00 pm, Monday closed From March 1 to October 30, from 10:30 am to 18:00 pm, open daily.

Can Prunera, a Modernist building amidst the mountains
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