The old chapel of the Oratorio de Santa Caterina de Alexandria, up on hill at the entrance of Sóller, is the home to the *Soller Museum of the Sea", which aim is to capture the long history and relationship of the village with the sea.
From the Medieval era, Sollerics used the sea as their way to communicate in order to avoid the Coll de Soller, a long and hard road going up and down the mountains which was until not sol oong the only way to go from Soller to any other area of the island.
The built boats which were used mainly for trading and commmerce with the rest of the island and the world, but also for fishing.
This long tradition has made Soller and the Port of Soller one the biggest remains of the sea history of Majorca. And now, at the Soller Museum of the Sea, they try to both keep track of this history by collecting remains and also promote and inform people about this close relationship between Soller and the Sea.
The exhibition space shows ancient naval objects distributed around the exterior of the building and also an inside area covering the major topics of its history, ending the visit in an audiovisual room full of lights where a video in several languages is played.
During the summer, visiting times are from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 14 p.m. and 17 to 18 p.m. On Sundays or bank holidays, only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the winter the visiting hours are reduced a bit to: 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays is open only in the morning.
Closed all Mondays, the entrance fee for the visit is 3 Euro per person.
Please advise: access to the museum can be only done by walk, as it is situated in a pedestrian area. Please look at the map below for a parking place if you are going by car. Click on the image to open it bigger in a new window.
Museo de Mar - Soller Museum of the Sea
Oratori de Sta. Caterina de Alexandria
07108 Port de Soller, Mallorca (Majorca)
Phone: +34 971 63 02 00