Palma de Mallorca, Majorca (Mallorca), Balearic Islands, Spain
Palma de Mallorca Attractions
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The capital of Majorca set in the magnificent bay of Bahia de Palma
Built by the Moors, one of very few Moorish remains on Mallorca.
The most eye catching building in Palma de Mallorca is the Cathedral, in a prominent position overlooking the harbour. The cathedral is a magnificent building built in the 14th century mainly in the Gothic style.
In the 20th century the famous arictect Antoni Gaudi renovated sections of the interior and main facade
This beautiful building is simply called La Seu by the locals
The cathedral is the most iconic building for the entire island of Mallorca
The Bellver Castle (Castillo de Bellver) is an imposing 14th century castle fortress located on top of a pine forested hill, inland from the El Terreno district of Palma.
The castle at one time was a prison holding French soldiers whose carved graffiti can still be see on some walls.
What is unusual is that the largest tower is located outside the main castle walls in a wider section of the dry ditch.
The castle walls are circular with the buildings built into the wall. There is a large circular central courtyard with a well in it.
View from the ramparts are spectacular
The castle now housing a museum.
How to get there
- Hop on Hop off Tourist Bus
- Car to the Car Park
- Walk along footpaths through the woods up the steep hill
- Stairs from very near where Calle Drecera meets the woods
Poble Espanyol in Palma is a purpose built 'old walled town' that opened in the 1970's.
Poble Espanyol translates to Spanish Village, and the village contains the different styles of Spanish architecture from many of the Spanish regions and some copies of famous Spanish buildings, almost an open air museum.
Look out for:
- Granada's Alambra Myrtel Courtyard
- Arabic Baths
- El Greco's house in Toledo
Musical events and various festivals are celebrated in the village square / market place.
Location: Son Españolet district
The Royal palace, was the residence of earlier kings and built in the 14th century
The Palace is located opposite Palma Cathedral
A beautiful building with a noteworthy Baroque balcony, now the province's court house
17th century building now the offices of the autonomous government for the Balearic's
Joan Miro's art foundation is located in the Palma studios of the dead artist. There are over 100 paintings , 100s of drawings and a small number of sculptures in the famous male artists collection.
A shop on site sells prints and souvenirs
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, C. Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma - Illes Balears, España
Bus route: 3 from Plaça Espanya,
Bus route: 6 from Plaça de la Reina
Gothic architecture at it's best. Now the Museum of Arts. Look at it's facade and interior. Just to the rear of this building is a nightlife area
Like any resorts the Marina is always an attraction, as is the port with the larger ships and ferries entering, leaving or docking in the port
The town hall, located in Plaza de Cort
Shopping in Palma de Mallorca is a must for shopaholics. there are plenty of designer gear from houses such as Bear, Levis, Lacoste. Mango, Massimo Dutti, Pull , Zara, Zara Home.
Try out the following areas:
Av. Jaime lll
Av. Jaime lll is the main shopping street in Palma.
Both sides of the avenue are colonnaded with a large number of very high class shops and boutiques. It is also home to department stores such as
- The Corte Inglés department store - Avenida Jaume III, 15.
- C&A opposite Passeo de Bon
Plaza Joan Carlos l
Located in central Palma wander into the area behind the Bosh bar for a mass of small boutiques selling top designer goods
Check out these streets Carrer Unio, Placa del Mercat, San Miguel, Pelaires, Can Asprer, Iglesia de Santa Eulalia
Avenida de Alexandre Rossello
El Corte Inglés department store, Avenida de Alexandre Rosselló, 12-16
This is a far larger store than the one in Avenida Jaume III, and has 9 shopping floors and 4 car parking floors.
In this massive El Corte Ingles department store, ladies will love the multitude of designer labels
There is a Sports Annex on the Corner of Calle Avda Aragon / Alexandre Rosselló
Porto Pi shopping centre
Porto Pi is the largest shopping centre, located in the Western side of Palma housing a multitude of well known shops and designer labels, along with bars & restaurants.
Multi screen cinema on top floor
Located on the Western end of Paseo Maritimo just past the Cruise Liner pier
Porto Pi Centro, Av. Gabriel Roca 54, Palma Porto Pi, 07015
Telephone +34 971 701 500
- Mondays: Plaça Major Handicraft market, except during the months of January and February)
- Tuesdays: Can Pastilla, Pere Garau, Santa Catalina
- Wednesdays: S'Arenal, Es Coll d'en Rabassa, Son Roca
- Thursdays: Can Pastilla, Pere Garau, Santa Catalina
- Fridays: Handicraft market La Vileta Plaza Major (),
- Saturdays: Jumble sale (on the Avenidas), Pere Garau, Santa Catalina, Son Ferriol
- Saturdays: Handicraft market Plaza Major
The following are seasonable markets :
- Every Evening: - Handicraft market on the square at the Les Meravelles beach (Platja de Palma) 20:00 - midnight. From the 1st May to 31st October
- Fridays and Saturdays: Handicraft market in El Molinar on the Passeig del Born. 20:00 - midnight. June to September
- Saturdays: Handicraft market in El Molinar on the Passeig del Born. 10:00 -14:00 hours. October to May
- Every day handicraft market at the Plaza Mayor 10:00 to 14:00 hours. August & September plus Holy Week and the following week.
- Daily: Handicraft market on the Plaza Mayor 10:00 to 20:00 hours. 16 December - 5 January
Plaza Espanya is the transport hub of Palma. With local buses along
There are 2 series of windmills in Palma.
Most of Palma's nightlife, bars and clubs is located:
- Around the rear of La Llotja especially C/Apuntadors which runs parallel and a 4 streets back from the sea front
- In the western side of the City along the seafront of Passeig Maritimo / Autovia de Pontente and the parallel road Av de Joan Miro, especially around Placa Gomila.
- Further out in the beach resorts of the suburbs - Playa de Palma, Callor Major etc.
Titos disco Entrances in Passeig Maritimo and Placa Gomila
Crazy Cow Passeig Maritim 33
A Free 2 weekly magazine 'Youthing' with the latest information is available in many nightlife venues
The Amano Bar great salad bar and dips
The Amano Bar is ideal for a quick lunch or snack. Located in the heart of the city, with a superb cafe culture feel and is recognised for its superb olive oil dips and salad bar.
Address: C/Sant Magi
Chopin one of the best a la carte Restaurants
Chopin is one of Palma's most enjoyable restaurants with style, elegance and charisma. Reservations are recommended it's usually bursting with refined diners who know a great restaurant. Swedish owned and offering a French and International menu.
Address: C/Puigdorfila between Conquistador and Plaza Mercat)
Tel No:00 34 971 723 556
La Boveda - Palma's best-known tapas bar
La Boveda is an excellent La Boveda and probably Palma's best-known tapas bars. This is because . Its selection of tapas are extremely tasty and also inexpensive.
The main local transport system is run by the Municipal Transport Company - EMT (Empresa Municipal de Transports)
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TIB - Bus - Metro - Train
Intercity buses are operated by different bus companies under the organisation of
TIB - Transportes de la Illes Balears - Balearic Islands Transport organised the transport on Mallorca. Which includes Buses - local and longer distance, Underground metro and 2 train companies.
In Palma the central hub for the transport is Placa Espanya
Palma Station Ticket Office
Palma Bus Station
Palma Bus Station Sign
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Metro trains are every 15 minutes from
The line is just over 7 kilometres with a journey time of 13 minutes
1. Plaça d'Espanya
2. Jacint Verdaguer
3. Son Costa - Son Fortesa
4. Son Fuster Vell (Ctra. Bunyola)
5. Son Castelló industrial estate
6. Gran Vía Asima
7. Cami dels Reis
8. Son Sardina
9. University of the Balearic Islands
Intercity Trains (Tren)
Palma - Inca - Manacor or Sa Pobla
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Tourist Train to Soller
Station Train to Soller First Class on Soller Train
The ancient Palma - Soller railway that goes over and threw the mountains, Serra de Tramuntana. This is a must do trip and can be combined with the tram from Soller to Puerto Soller then a boat trip to the magical Sa Calobra and then a short walk, about 600 metres, from the jetty, past some cafes, through a tunnel the to Torrent de Parlos a deep gorge ravine heading inland from the beautiful beach.
I recommend the full return trip - Train, Tram and Boat for a supreme full day out.
After leaving the station the train with it's whistle blowing warnings runs along the streets and roads of Palma, like a tram. There must be some traffic light contol system for the train because it get green lights all the way.
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Palma Bullring (Plaza de Toros de Palma)
The bullring in Palma Plaza is located 600 metres North North East of Placa de Espanya
Palma is a large city build on the coast in the large Bay of Palma. The central section of the city has no beaches, only a massive port and marina that handles, cargo vessels, massive cruise liners, ferries, small pleasure vessels and fishermen's boats.
There are plenty of local buses from Palma to the beaches, fares around €1.25
Because of the lack of beaches in central Palma the British tour operators do not go to Palma, which is a shame because there is so much to do and see in this historic City.
But do not worry our main Hotel Booking agent Sunshine Holidays supply Accommodation - Hotels or Apartments along with Flights and Airport Transfers.
Our other main booking agent 'Booking', supplies Accommodation only.
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