Located in the Balearic Islands capital of Mallorca considered one of the best cities in the world to live in thanks to its privileged climate all year round, with an average of 300 days of sunshine, beaches with crystal clear water where you can relax, an excellent historical and architectural heritage, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, an endless supply of nightlife and delicious gastronomy based on fish and shellfish.
Santa Maria Cathedral
Go into Cathedral of Santa Mariathe most important religious temple in the Balearic Islands, is one of best things to do in Palma de Mallorca.
Built in 1229 on the shores of Palma Bay and visible from the whole city, this Levantine Gothic style church strikes at first glance for its enormous size and for having the largest Gothic-style rose window in the world (13 meters in diameter).
After admiring the details of the Portal del Mirador, it is possible to come in to admire the suggestive effect of the light passing through the rose window and stained glass windows, the impressive columns over 20 meters high and the surprising Santísimos Chapel by Miquel Barceló.
Bellver Castle, located 3 kilometers from the historic center, on a green hill 112 meters above sea level, is another of the most beautiful places to see in Palma de Mallorca.
This Gothic-style fortifications, built in the early fourteenth century, is characterized by its circular plan with three adjacent towers. It is worth going in to see the spectacular circular central courtyard and visit City History Museumwhich has a terrace from which you can enjoy the best views of the city, the harbor and its bay.
Getting lost in the cobbled streets of the historic center is another what to do in Palma de Mallorca.
Starting from the remains of the ancient walls of the Es Baluard area, it is possible to take a journey to discover most suggestive corners of the cityas the beautiful terraces of the stately houses.
Other things places to see in Palma de Mallorca located in the historic center are the beautiful the bishop’s garden, that Arab bathswhich are worth coming in to see their hot bath, la Plaza Mayorwhich is surrounded by important historic buildings, the Church of San Miguel and Plaza del Ayuntamiento, which has a 600-year-old olive tree. Do not forget a walk along the shopping street San Miguel, where in addition to being full of shops is Sant Antoni de Palma monastery and Mercat del Olivar.
Almudaina Royal Palace
That Almudaina Palacesummer residence of the Spanish royal family and located next to the cathedral, is another of the most beautiful places to visit in Palma de Mallorca.
When you cross its walls where it stands out Torre del Homenajemeets the Patio del Rey, which takes visitors to the kings’ various rooms and common areas, all decorated with period furniture, paintings and tapestries.
You can also go out on the terrace to enjoy an excellent view of the seafront with Bellver Castle in the background, and at the end of the visit enjoy a few moments of relaxation in the wooded gardens full of fountains and flowers. S ‘Hort del Rei.
the Jewish quarter
The ancient Jewish quarter known as El ringis another of the places to see in Palma de Mallorca. Its past can be seen walking through the narrow streets of Sòl, Montesión, where the old one was located the synagogue in Vent (now Montesión Church), Torre de l’Amor And Well seminarsuntil you reach the Porta d’es Camp.
Beaches to see in Palma de Mallorca
To take a break from the more cultural visits and take a dip in one of those beaches to visit in Palma de Mallorcait’s worth going to Playa de Palma, Ciudad Jardín, Cala mayor, Kan Pere Antoni or Illetasbetween most beautiful beaches in Palma de Mallorca. For those looking for more hidden beaches away from the tourist routes, it is good to take courage Cala Mondragó, Cala Sa CalobraPlaya de Formentor, Cala Varques and Playa S’Amarador.
The beach promenade
Enjoy a sunset walk along Paseo Marítimo which runs along Avenida de Gabriel Roca is another of the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca. You can start the route from the Can Barberá pier, which is reserved for small boats, and continue through the huge tourist port of Palma, where numerous yachts and luxury yachts dock. Along Avenida de Gabriel Roca you will pass in front of the 16th-century walls that surround it Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art, until you reach Can Pere Antoni beach. In this area is also concentrated most of nightlife in Palma de Mallorca: here there are bathing establishments like Anima Beach, discos like the legendary Tito’s and clubs with good music like the Garito bar.
The Santa Catalina neighborhood
Santa Catalina is one old fishing quarters which has been transformed in recent years into the Balearic Islands’ new SoHo and another important place to see in Palma de Mallorca.
This neighborhood with white facades and colorful shutters has a great cultural offer with several art galleries, some of the best restaurants in the city and the famous Santa Catalina Marketfull of fresh local produce.
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