For the ones who want to enjoy the deep culture in Majorca, a visit to historical sites and monuments in Majorca is one of the best things to do in Majorca.
Cathedral de Mallorca (La Seu), Royal Palace of La Almudaina and Castell de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca, Alcudia Old Town and the Roman City of Pollentia in Alcudia are the most popular and most visited historical sites in Majorca. A visit to historical sites in Majorca is highly recommended especially for families.
Majorca’s Historical Sites & Monuments
Cathedral de Mallorca (La Seu) in Palma de Mallorca
Cathedral de Mallorca, also known as “La Seu” is a beautiful 14th-16th century Gothic cathedral with later additions of different styles. The outstanding rose window and works from Gaudí and Barceló is worth a visit and see. There is also a Cathedral museum. Continue reading…
Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca
Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau reial de l’Almudaina) is a beautiful 10th century Muslim fortress located in Palma. The place is is currently the King’s official residence for ceremonies and receptions. It was rebuilt in a Gothic style after the Catalan conquest in the 14th century. The Gothic chapel of Sant Anna inside and outside the S’Hort del Rei arch, a Muslim pier, are outstanding elements in the building.
Address: Carrer del Palau Reial, s/n · 07001 Palma, Majorca, Spain
Access: Busses 15, 25, 50
Tel: +34 971 214 134 ; Web : www.patrimonionacional.es
Castell de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver (Bellver Castle) is a beautiful Gothic style castle that is home to Municipal History Museum in Majorca. The circular ground plan of the castke was built by order of Jaume II, King of Mallorca, in the 14th century. The castle has outstanding views of the Palma and the harbour.
Address: Carrer de Camilo José Cela, s/n 07014 Palma, Majorca, Spain
Access: Busses 50 3, 46 (El Terreno)
Tel: +34 971 735 065 ; Web : www.cultura.palma.es
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Nuevo Pueblo Español in Palma de Mallorca
Nuevo Pueblo Español is the place with the reproduction of monuments from the most significant Spanish architectural styles such as the Alhambra from Granada, the chapel of San Antonio de la Florida from Madrid and the Cristo de los Faroles from Cordoba.
Address: C. del Poble Espanyol, 55 · 07014 Palma, Majorca, Spain
Access: Busses 50, 3, 5, 29, 46
Tel: +34 971 737 075 / 971 737 070 ; Web : www.congress-palace-palma.com
Far de Portopí Lighthouse in Palma de Mallorca
Far de Portopí is the third oldest and operating lighthouse in the world. Optical and maritime signalling instruments on display.
Address: Ctra. del Dic de l’Oest, s/n · 07015 Palma, Majorca, Spain
Access: Busses 1, 3, 50
Tel: +34 971 228 150 ext. 419 ; Web : www.portsdebalears.com
Banys àrabs (Arab Baths) in Palma de Mallorca
Banys àrabs (Arab Baths) are the trace of Muslim rule in what once was Medina Mayurka; possibly from the 10th century.
Address: Carrer de Can Serra, 7 · 07001 Palma, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 637 046 534
Alcudia Old Town in Alcudia
The medieval town of Alcudia, Alcudia Old Town, stands within an ancient Moorish fort wall. Seeing the Alcudia Old Town and experiencing the authentic Majorcan life is a great attraction for the holidaymakers.
Address: Carrer Major, 9, 07400 Alcúdia, Majorca, Spain
The Roman City of Pollentia in Alcudia
The Roman City of Pollentia (Ciutat romana de Pollèntia) is situated on the south of the historical quarter of Alcudia. The visitors may find several different excavation sites that allow them to discover aspects of life in this city. The site also hosts the houses of La Portella, the forum and the Roman theatre.
Address: Av. dels Prínceps d’Espanya, s/n · 07400 Alcúdia, Majorca, Spain
Access: Bus L351; Tel: +34 971 897 102
Pollensa Old Town in Pollensa
Pollensa is the neighbour resort located about 7 km. from Alcudia. The Pollensa Old Town is the heart of the city and is worth a visit and see. The medieval town has great cultural sites, pretty streets and squares.
Address: Pollensa, Majorca, Spain
Real Cartuja de Valldemossa in Valldemossa
Real Cartuja de Valldemossa is an old monastery that was inhabited by Carthusian monks. The Palace of King Sanxo and the Municipal Museum are also worth visiting.
Address: Plaça de la Cartoixa, s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
Access: Bus L210
Tel: +34 971 612 106 ; Web: www.valldemossa.com/cartu.htm
Poblat prehistòric de Son Fornés in Montuïri
Poblat prehistòric de Son Fornés is one of the most well-known settlements in Majorca with talaiots, rooms from talayotic period, a sanctuary and rooms from roman times. The site remains are also exhibited in the museum.
Address: Poblat: ctra. Ma-3200 (Montuïri-Pina), km 4 / Museu Arqueològic de Son Fornés: molí d’en Fraret, carrer d’Emili Pou, s/n · 07230 Montuïri, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 644 169 ; Web: www.sonfornes.mallorca.museum
Poblat Prehistòric de ses Païsses in Artà
Poblat prehistòric de ses Païsses is a fantastic Talaiotic site with a well-preserved wall and a beautiful lintelled gate.
Address: Camí de sa Corballa · 07570 Artà, Majorca, Spain
Access: Bus L411
Tel: +34 971 829 778 / 619 070 010 ; Web: www.artamallorca.travel