What to see in Mallorca

Mallorca Attractions

Mallorca is a famous beach resort destination and the main attractions for many visitors are the lovely beaches and beautiful jewel-coloured water. Sun-worshippers will adore the endless stretches of coastline that feature fantastic beaches, with Palma Nova, Illetes and Es Trenc, on the southeast coast being the most popular. Mallorca is, however, also steeped in a rich and wonderful Mediterranean history and has some fascinating attractions that will appeal to all kinds of travellers and provide an intriguing insight into the history of the island.

Culture vultures will love the Catedral El Seo, Castell del Bellver and the Museo d'Art Espanyol Contemporani in Palma, while the Banys Arabs, the only surviving Moorish building in the city, is a fascinating attraction. History buffs should take a trip to Santa Margalida, which boasts more than 150 archaeological sites, to visit the Son Real Necropolis, where Phoenicians were buried from the Iran Age to Roman times. Fascinating historic towns like Valldemossa, Lluc, Pollensa, Arta and Alcudia leave tourists spoilt for choice! Those looking for a taste of the outdoors as well as some history will love the Castell d'Alaro, Mallorca's most popular hiking trail, beginning from the town of Alaro and winding up to a ruined 15th-century castle and hilltop chapel and offering breathtaking views over the island and sea. The Mallorca Caves are also worth a visit for nature lovers, with impressive underground lakes, stalactites and stalagmites.

Alcudia (Old Town)

The ancient town of Alcudia, not to be confused with the popular modern resort two miles (3km) to its south, has a fascinating…

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The ancient hilltop town of Arta, close to the east coast of Mallorca, has been occupied for about 3,000 years, and today…

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Castell d'Alaro

Mallorca's most popular hiking trail is the climb from the town of Alaro up to a ruined castle and hilltop chapel, which…

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Situated in the hills, towards the northeast of Mallorca, Pollensa is a peaceful old town that has been largely unaffected…

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Santuari de Lluc

About 20 miles (32km) beyond Soller, after a precipitous drive through the Serra de Tramuntana in the north of the island,…

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Soller, set in a lush valley of orange groves between the mountains and the sea, half way along the northwest coast of…

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Mallorca's favourite titbit of tabloid gossip has turned the monastery in the small town of Valldemossa, on the west…

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