Palma de Mallorca, a dream island to discover

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Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - © zipango - Fotolia.com

The time has come when a getaway is necessary to get away from daily stress and obligations. Choosing the perfect destination may be a headache, but if you are open to recommendations, throughout this article you will discover a perfect place to unwind, Majorca, and, more specifically, its capital, Palma.

Palma de Mallorca is known for being one of the pearls of the Mediterranean. In fact, it's considered one of the best places in the world to live. Perhaps it is because of its more than 300 sunny days throughout the year, because of its atmosphere, because of its history and monuments, or because of its enormous gastronomic offer. Whatever it is, it is clear that it is a highly sought-after destination, receiving tens of thousands of visitors each year.

This city founded by the Romans contains beautiful treasures in every corner to the delight of the traveler, who will need more than one day to enjoy each and every one of them.

What to see in Palma de Mallorca?

As indicated above, in Palma de Mallorca each meter is unique and different, but in order to make the most of your stay, below are all the must-see places in this beautiful capital of the Balearic Islands. 

The route shown below can be done independently, but it is worth having a specialized guide that provides more information and interesting details about what is visited, such as those made available to its clients by websites such as Majorca Free Tour.com.

Palma Cathedral

A good way to start learning more about the city is by visiting the Palma Majorca Cathedral, also known as La Seu, a Gothic-style temple located in the historic center, impressive both for its exterior and interior design, in which you can enjoy some windows and rosettes that provide a unique play of light, all steeped in history. The cathedral has a large lake, the Parque del Mar, which creates an idyllic image that transports you to past times.

Royal Palace of Almudaina

A few meters away, the tourist will run into the Royal Palace of Almudaina, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Palma. In its architecture, you can see at a glance the legacy left by the different cultures that have passed through the city, both on its façade and inside. This building is currently used as the official residence of the royal family on their visits.

Playgrounds

Also in the center of the city the traveler will find in any corner the well-known Majorcan patios, that transmit calm and peace to everyone who enters into their magic. They are quite simple and simple lines, but really inspiring, making time stand still in them.

Bellver Castle

Last but not least, at a point further from the center, the visitor cannot miss the Bellver Castle, located on a hill more than 100 meters above sea level. This castle is a fortification that offers impressive views of the entire city, with a unique sunset that will remain etched in your retina. If you wish, the tourist can visit its interior; Today it houses the History Museum.

More plans in Palma de Mallorca

Palma is perfect to visit at any time of the year and the options it offers its visitors are very diverse and varied. It presents a perfect option for each profile. 

In gastronomic aspect the offer of the city is impressive, with restaurants, cafeterias and entertainment venues of all kinds in which exceptional experiences are lived thanks to its select atmosphere, the quality of its products and an environment with privileged views of this pearl of the Mediterranean. Culture also plays an essential role in the personality so characteristic of the city of Palma de Mallorca. Its museums and art galleries are very interesting, highlighting Es Baluard, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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