Palma de Mallorca (Capital City)
(Mallorca / Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)
Palma is the capital city on the island of Mallorca and of all the towns on the Balearic Islands, and contains the most historic sights. Palma has a population of around 300,000 and many important leaders from the past have left their mark here, with imposing and impressive buildings, including the wonderfully detailed Le Seu Cathedral.
With interesting narrow, clean streets, quiet courtyards, a harbourfront and many restored historic buildings, it is always enjoyable to walk around the city of Palma.
Passeig d'es Born
The Passeig d'es Born in Palma de Mallorca is a wide avenue and is the city's main promenade, being lined with large trees. This is one of the beautiful parts of Palma and the Passeig d'es Born forms an axis dissecting the whole city and features many shops, restaurants, cafés and bars.
The monumental city walls of Mallorca were constructed on the site of medieval walls and featured galleries that ran along the top, where the strong defense could protect the island from invaders. Palma's impressive city walls include a popular walkway, with views over the cathedral and the old town.
Palau de l'Almundaina
This splendid palace in Palma was once the royal residence of James II (Jaume II) and was constructed at the beginning of the 14th century on the site of a large Arab fortress.
La Llotja once housed Palma's stock exchange. This small, gothic building is decorated with many magnificent sculptures.
In the large Placa del Olivar is one of the most enjoyable markets with fresh produce, including some spectacular displays of fish.
The Place Cort is typical of the lively shopping streets of Palma and is dominated by the 17th-century town hall, the Ajuntament.
Placa de Sant Francesc
The narrow streets around the Placa de Sant Francesc, close to the Santa Eulalia church, are filled with the spirit and character of Old Palma.
Address: Carrer Can Serra 7, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 721 549
The historic Banys Arabs date back to the 10th century and is actually a hamman (bath house). There is a small chamber with a high dome that is supported by large columns and the ancient floor would have originally have had underfloor heating. The Banys Arabs also features a small, attractive garden with tables and chairs.