Travel through time with the Planas Archive


Come along and explore the history of the early days of tourism. Cultural tours within the Archive take you on a journey through time and the recent history of the Balearic Islands.

Next visits

January 26th 2024. 6 pm
February 2nd 2024. 6 pm
March 15th 2024. 6 pm
April 12th 2024. 6 pm
May 10th 2024. 6 pm
June 14th 2024. 6 pm
September 5th 2024. 6 pm
October 18th 2024. 6 pm
8 de noviembre 2024. 18h
December 20th 2024. 6 pm

The visit lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Purchase your ticket at:
50% discount for residents of the Es Fortí neighbourhood.


The Planas Archive is the largest European archive dedicated to tourism.
Located in the former Planas photographic processing factory, it has been rescued as a centre for artistic creation. The archive houses 3 million images that showcase the relationship between photography and the history of tourism.

The tour is an indescribable experience that allows us to immerse ourselves in the memory, heritage, and identity of the Balearic Islands.

The Planas Archive holds documents from the photographic processing factory Casa Planas; it contains photographs of industrially produced postcards which travelled all over the world promoting Spain’s beginnings as a tourist destination: photographs of the landscape and its transformation, reports on the first hotels, and photographs of cultural events from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The company had 14 establishments at its peak, marking the beginning of a new industry in imagery. Through observation of his extensive collection of cameras and photographic equipment of great historic value, the passion of entrepreneur Josep Planas i Montanyà becomes self-evident.

Nowadays, the archive is managed by visual artist and researcher Marina Planas with an artistic focus on how we relate to the archives from the perspective of contemporary art.

"Josep Planas, The Photographer of the Tourist Boom"