Places to See in Palma de Mallorca (Main Sights + Advice)

Places to see in Palma de Mallorca are endless. Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of Majorca and also one of the busiest holiday resorts and entertainment centres in Europe with more than 300 days of sunshine and 350 miles of beautiful coastline.

Palma de Mallorca is also a modern cosmopolitan city and very popular summer holiday resort. Holidaymakers may explore Palma de Mallorca by city sightseeing buses. Holidaymakers may explore and enjoy the old town of Palma de Mallorca and spend great time with the sights.

Palma City Walking Tour

The old town of Palma de Mallorca is situated around the famous Gothic cathedral down by the sea front and hosts many popular sights such as historic monuments with narrow streets and ancient passages. The area is one of the most visited places to see in Palma de Mallorca.

The city tour may begin in the Parc de la Mar. Here, the lake reflects the image of the Cathedral and at the foot of the stairway, you may find a bronze piece by Llorenç Roselló. Along one wall is a mural by Joan Miró and a sculpture group by Josep Guinovart.

The stairs go to La Almudaina, the fortress or residence of the Moorish Walis’ Caliphate (11th-13th centuries) and subsequently the palace of James II (14th century).

Opposite the Almudaina, you may find the magnificent Palma Cathedral that is known to Mallorcans as La Seu. Gothic in style, dating back to the 14th-16th centuries.

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The street running along the Almudaina leads into the Plaza de Cort that is site of the City Hall (Ayuntamiento). The building’s façade is in a style dubbed Palma Baroque (17th century) and features an overhanging 3-metre eave.

Leading off the Cort Square, a turn takes the visitors into Santa Eulàlia Square. There you may find the 13th-century Gothic Church of St. Eulàlia which is one of the oldest in Palma de Mallorca.

In the Calle de Portella, you may find the popular Mallorcan Museum that is housed in an old Mallorcan mansion. Archaeological exhibits include prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval artefacts are exhibited at the museum.

In the Calle de Serra you may also find the the 10th-century Moorish Baths (Banys Arabs) that is an example of Moorish art in Mallorca.

Socorro street and the Avenidas, to the Plaza de España is  the centre of the modern city of Palma de Mallorca. The stations take place on the opposite that include; the railway station for trains to Inca and the station for the Soller Train (Tren de Sóller) that holidaymakers may enjoy a delightful train journey from Palma to Sóller through the mountains.

The way back takes in the Olivar Market and Calle de San Miguel that is a bustling pedestrian shopping precinct which leads one to the Plaza Mayor and via the City Hall to the Paseo del Borne.

The beautiful Paseo del Borne which begins at the Plaza de la Reina is a central tree-lined walkway and popular meeting point in Palma de Mallorca. It comes to an end in the Plaza de Juan Carlos I.

Leading off to the left is the Jaime III Avenue that is a modern business district of Palma de Mallorca. On the other side is the Plaza Mercat with the solemn 18th-century Law Courts.

La Rambla comes next that is a colourful walk with numerous flower stalls. The Botanical Gardens is situated at the far end with the famous ficus nitida which is Palma’s biggest tree.

From there, after a walk down from San Jaume street towards the Avenida de Jaime III and crossing over and by taking a series of alleys and lanes, visitors may come to the small square of La Llotja. La Llotja is the old commercial exchange.

From there, verdant palm trees take visitors to the famous Paseo Marítimo (seafront drive), which runs for 3 km. along the superb sweep of bay. There are variety of luxury hotels, modern apartment blocks and night spots which overlook the Paseo Maritimo.

The Yacht Club here is a popular place with its pleasure craft and sailing boats. The damous Auditorium is also located on the Paseo Marítimo that is the concert hall where leading international music competitions, theatre and folk-music festivals are staged.

As the Paseo Maritimo ends, come the twin Pelaires towers date back from the 14th century and once served to anchor the chains that were used to close off the small medieval harbour.

After leaving the Paseo Marítimo, visitors may find the popular Poble Espanyol, that is a pretty Spanish Village worth a visit and see. It is a living museum which serves as a showcase for Spain’s architectural and cultural heritage. There is a Conference Centre there.

Another popular sight is the famous Bellver Castle that dominates the city and its circular ground plan is a unique example of Gothic military architecture. “Bellver” means “bella vista” or “beautiful view”. The view of the sea and the city from the castle is really vert attractive.

Other Popular Sights

Palma Aquarium, Catedral de Mallorca (La Seu), Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Castell de Bellver, Nuevo Pueblo Español, Far de Portopí Lighthouse, and Banys àrabs (Arab Baths) are the popular places to see in Palma de Mallorca.

In addition to its palatial mansions, churches and monuments, Palma de Mallorca also offers to its visitors a true quality as regards its open spaces.

Trees, shrubs and green areas are the very lungs of the city, and places where visitors may enjoy the relative solitude of a moment alone, contemplate a sunlit evening or just become a silent spectator, participating in the life of this island capital, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean.


As for beaches in Palma de Mallorca;  Ca’n Pere Antoni beach is the main beach of Palma de Mallorca, Ciutat Jardi beach is the other quite beach popular with locals. Continue reading…

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