The Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience in the municipality of Manacor on Mallorca is a special sporting experience for young and old - a place where fans of the tennis star can learn more about their hero. It’s also an unforgettable adventure those who are interested in other sports and want to actively experience the life of a professional athlete. Tickets cost between 6 and 18 euros.
Rafael Nadal himself played a large role in the establishment of the Museum Xperience on Mallorca. As followers of the serial French Open winner will know, the Manacor-born Spaniard is more than just a passionate tennis player - he is a lover of all sports. He wanted to create a place where the focus would be on sport, in all its many forms. The Rafa Nadal Xperience is an homage to the diversity of sport and its most important representatives. If you love sport even a fraction as much as the man who gave this museum its name, you’re sure to love your visit.
A ticket for the Xperience Museum is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of sport like never before. Across two floors with a total area of around 1500 square metres, sports enthusiasts can marvel at Nadal’s equipment and accomplishments. The ticket also allows them to try out different sports for themselves in a number of simulators. The museum has two aims: to spread joy, and to foster specific values that are important both in sport and in wider life, such as commitment, personal growth and cameraderie.
Tennis icon Rafael Nadal has provided the Mallorcan museum with some of his trophies to display, alongside various racquets and other accessories from his life as a sportsman. Visitors can discover all that, plus items belonging to other renowned sports legends such as Roger Federer and ex-NBA star Pau Gasol, through the audiovisual experience of the Exhibition Room - in the heart of a modern, high-tech environment replete with breath-taking sound and light shows that are worth the price of entry alone.
Some of the memorabilia on display
The Xperience Museum also boasts a cinema room that plays emotional films aimed to convey the core values of professional sport. In addition to this, the ground floor of the exhibition also provides information on the charity work carried out by the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which was founded in 2007.
The Experiential Room on the top floor is the absolute highlight for most visitors to the Museum Xperience in Manacor, Mallorca, and thus the main reason to buy a ticket for it. This room’s interactive screens and high-tech simulators enable visitors to gain a completely new understanding of sport, and to spend a few moments playing the role of a sports star themselves.
This is the perfect opportunity to put into practice all the sporting and life values you have learned from the moving films in the Exhibition Room. Actively immersing yourself in the ins and outs of professional sport and measuring up to your idols is great fun for everyone who visits the museum. Whether you prefer tennis, Formula 1, mountain biking, climbing or rowing, the incredible virtual reality will make you feel like you truly are a world-class athlete.
And if that’s not enough for you, the museum grounds still have plenty more to offer – such as a 1000 m² gym with all the latest equipment, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a spa for all your wellness and relaxation needs. These highlights can be accessed by buying separate tickets.
After such an extraordinary experience, it’s always nice to mark the occasion with a souvenir to take home with you. The museum’s souvenir shop has all the exclusive mementos your heart desires, including official Rafa Nadal Academy products by Movistar, Xperience Museum specials, and Rafa Nadal Foundation items you won’t find anywhere else.
Once your head is full of amazing memories from the eclectic museum and the adrenaline from the simulator experience starts to wear off, a visit to the Sport Café is the perfect way to cool down and round off your visit. The comfortable café-restaurant offers all kinds of food and drink - not to mention a wonderful view of the gigantic sports centre of which the museum is the cherry on the cake.
The Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience in Manacor, Mallorca, is open Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets cost:
Children under the age of 8 can enter for free. If you have a Mallorca Pass, you can enter the Rafa Nadal Museum without buying an extra ticket. The Mallorca Pass is basically an all-in-one ticket to many of Mallorca’s main attractions.
A maximum of 30 people are allowed in the Xperience Museum at any one time. Advance reservations are required for larger groups (7 or more persons). These can be made conveniently when purchasing your tickets.
A large part of the spectacular sports museum’s takings are put towards the charity projects supported by the tennis star’s foundation. These are primarily valuable educational and sports programmes for disadvantaged children and young people. As a result, anyone who buys a ticket to the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience in Manacor, Mallorca, is doing something good not just for themselves, but for others as well.