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What to see in Palma De Mallorca

Palma De Mallorca Attractions


Palma de Mallorca is known for its fun nightlife and great restaurant scene, with a fascinating history and plenty of spots for tourists keen on sightseeing in Mallorca. One of the best streets to explore is the Passeig des Born, a wide and shady avenue with a view of the La Seo Cathedral, which in many ways is the heart of the city.

Popular attractions include the unusual fortress of Castell de Bellver, the said beautiful La Seo Cathedral, the austere Palau de L'Almudaina, and the 16th-century mercantile exchange building of Llotja, which hosts regular exhibitions. Another must for history buffs is the tiny Banys Arabs bathhouse, the last surviving Moorish building in Palma, which only requires a short visit as not much remains.

Art lovers should seek out the Museo D'Art Espanyol Contemporani, and the Palau March Museo, the city's most renowned art galleries. Many of these attractions can be found in the picturesque old quarter of Palma de Mallorca, which is best explored on foot.

One of the best streets to explore for some people-watching and cafe lounging in between attractions is the Passeig des Born, a wide, shady avenue with a view of the cathedral which is the heart of the city in many ways.

There are many things to see and do just outside of Palma, making it a convenient hub for daytrippers intent on exploring the surrounding areas. Those looking for great beaches will find that the city itself doesn't boast any, but there are many nearby.


Banys Àrabs

The only surviving Moorish building in Palma is the bathhouse of Banys Àrabs, located in the city's medieval quarter. It contains an elegant horseshoe-arched dome chamber supported by 12 columns,…

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Beaches near Palma

There are several good, though usually crowded, beaches accessible by bus from Palma. El Arenal, seven miles (11km) to the southeast of the city, attracts many German visitors to its waterfront restaurants,…

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Castell de Bellver

Built in the 14th century and surrounded by a double moat, this round hilltop castle was the summer residence of the kings of Mallorca. While once serving as a prison, it today contains Palma's Municipal…

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La Seo Cathedral

Palma's magnificent Catalonian Gothic cathedral is a landmark of the city, standing in the old town overlooking the ocean. The cathedral is actually called the Cathedral of the Saviour (Catedral…

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Museo d'Art Espanyol Contemporani

Palma's most renowned art gallery contains works collected by the Juan March Foundation, housed in a restored mansion on the Carrer Sant Miquel. It focuses on modern works including Picasso's…

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Palau de l'Almudaina

Opposite the cathedral in Palma stands an austere fortress palace that was erected by the Moors and later became the residence of the kings of Mallorca. The Moors built the fortress in 1281 and it…

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