Discover Palma City
Palma, the thriving capital city of Majorca in the Balearic Islands, is steeped with culture, offers a varied nightlife and possesses an atmosphere of intrigue and excitement. Holidays in Palma are suited to everyone. Couples visiting the city are sure to get lost in the narrow, almost Tunisian streets surrounding the great cathedrals and castles, families will enjoy the melting pot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences around the island’s capital and individuals will watch the world go by as they unwind in one of many open top cafes. Palma, as the thriving capital city of Majorca in the Balearic Islands, is a dynamic, cosmopolitan destination that is sure to bring a spark to your getaway.
Things to Do in Palma City
Bellver Castle, which houses excavations from the island, is set atop gorgeous mountainous terrain and situated within the glorious Bellver Wood. Open to visitors all year round, there’s no reason to miss out on this little slice of Palma’s history. Palma Modern Art Museum, meanwhile, is located in Catalina so if you’re in the centre, it’s well worth a visit. If exhibitions and concerts are more your thing, visit Sa Nostra Foundation. These are the perfect places to make the most of if you’re a culture vulture looking to combine history and intrigue with some phenomenal views and fascinating facts. An absolute must for all visitors is the train journey from Palma to Soller, which truly is unmissable. With its open, wooden cabins running along the tiny railway, the ride showcases the best views of Majorca – making it ideal for both romantic trips and family fun!
Palma holidays have plenty to offer including shimmering seafronts, varied beaches and inescapable rural landscape – there really is something for everyone. If the scenery is most important to you, be taken away to a world of yesteryear by staying in a former castle or a hotel that dates back to the 13th century with its original stone features in the north eastern Port de Pollenca, unwind by the untouched beaches of western Can Pastilla or enjoy the family entertainment hosted at S’Arenal Beach. If it’s history you’re after, it’s most practical to keep things central in the city staying in one of many modern hotels and boutiques around Sant Nicolau, Cort and La Calatrava. Many hotels in the area have luxurious facilities and opulent surroundings, so you may find you won’t want to leave at all! For the buzzing shopping opportunities – book a hotel in the Old Quarter, which has an array of shops for something old and new. From 3-star simplistic style to 5-star luxury, Palma City holidays have the hotel for you.
Palma City is an amalgamation of Arab, Roman and Jewish influences. Although much of the older architecture is long gone, the many Roman alleyways are sure to lead to secret steals. If you like walking around to get a feel for the place, you’re sure to find a medieval church on one corner and book stalls on the next. This isn’t a faraway sleepy Spanish destination; it has history but is very up to date with its thriving bars and varied restaurants. There are many religious places of worship within a short walking distance of one another, including the Church of Santa Eulària, the Convent and the Church of Santa Magdalena in the north of the city. The Old Quarter captivates with its majestic Gothic cathedral, La Seu, which is undoubtedly the city of Palma’s architectural icon. For those wanting to unwind with a golf course and scenic views, an apartment might be more up your street. Apartments in La Bonanova are only ten minutes away from the capital, making it the perfect location if you’d like to stay outside of the city’s hustle and bustle, yet still within easy reach should you wish to explore all that it has to offer.