For the ones who want to enjoy the deep culture in Majorca, a visit to the historical sites and monuments in Palma de Mallorca is one of the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca.
Catedral de Mallorca (La Seu), Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Banys àrabs (Arab Baths), Nuevo Pueblo Español, Far de Portopí Lighthouse and Castell de Bellver are the most popular and most visited historical sites in Palma de Mallorca.
Palma’s Top Historical Sites & Monuments
Catedral de Mallorca (La Seu)
Catedral 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.
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
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
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
Nuevo Pueblo Español
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
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)
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