Palma Nova Tourist Information and Tourism

(Palma Nova, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)

While Mallorca caters to a diverse set of travellers, Palma Nova and its neighbours are particularly popular with British tourists and expatriates. In many ways, this resort has staked its success on that of Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands.

This small tourism community has plenty to offer in the way of accommodation and fine seaside dining, and is within easy reach of the cultural and sightseeing attractions of Palma de Mallorca. English-language tourist information is simple to obtain here, whether from hotel staff or local travel agencies. The community is also well-positioned for forays into the even livelier resorts at Magaluf.

Palma Nova Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

This part of Mallorca enjoys a lively tourism industry and Palma Nova lies within the very heart of the holiday activity. For many tourists, the beach (the Playa de Palma Nova) is the only reason to come here and most rarely venture far from the sand. However, those here with young children will be pleased to find a number of surprisingly good family attractions close by. In the town itself is the Golf Fantasia miniature golf course and the Western Park, an amusement park which combines a wild-west theme with fast water slides and a small zoo. In nearby Magaluf, Aqualand is another water park of note, while the Nemo Submarine provides the chance to explore the marine life beneath the water's surface, from the comfort of your submarine seat. Just a matter of minutes away and at Portals Nous is the hugely popular Marineland, where dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows are the main highlight. More information about Palma Nova Tourist Attractions.

When it comes to landmarks around Palma Nova, apart from the beautiful coastline and cliffs, the main sights reside within the nearby city of Palma de Mallorca, which lies just 20 minutes to the north-east. Here you will be able to marvel at the Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), a circular fortress featuring towers, arches and an interesting royal heritage. Also in Palma is the magnificent Le Seu Cathedral, which has its feet firmly in the 13th century and was 'reimagined' in a small way many years later by renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Close by the cathedral and based in the very city centre are the Arab Baths (Banys Arabs), where the remains of two huge underground baths can be seen, together with their domed ceilings. More information about Palma Nova Landmarks and Monuments.

Palma Nova is hardly blessed with museums and galleries, and again you will have to head next door to Palma de Mallorca for the best of the island's cultural offerings. Here you will be able to visit the Municipal Museum of History, which is actually located within the Bellver Castle complex and filled with information relating to the Balearic Islands. If you are visiting the capital city for the day, you may also like to check out either the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation (Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró) or the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art (Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani), the latter of which is famed for its Picasso collection and other modern paintings. More information about Palma Nova Museums and Art Galleries.

If you are looking to explore the island of Mallorca, then there are a large number of beach resorts, coastal towns and fishing villages to investigate. The Castell d'Alaró offers something quite different and the remains of this ancient fortress are just 30 minutes away by bus or car. A little further afield and based on the opposite side of Mallorca is the Parc Natural de s'Albufera, where vast wetlands attract many exotic bird species. Located on the north-western side of the island, the town of Sóller enjoys scenic countryside views and has its own tourist train, which transports passengers through groves of orange trees. Those in the mood for some island hopping will find that Cabrera, Ibiza and Menorca are all just a boat trip away. More information about Palma Nova Attractions Nearby.

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