Palma de Mallorca Holidays

Palma de Mallorca comes as a surprise to many people - it is stylish, sophisticated, intimate, yet bursting with life. Located on the southern shores of Mallorca, the island's capital city looks out over the sparkling blue seas of the Mediterranean. Half of Mallorca's population live here, enjoying the island's best restaurants, shops and ... Read more
night-life as well as a thriving arts scene and a lively cafe society. It is often compared to Barcelona for its architecture and is an equally desirable destination for a city break. Majorca is a highly popular tourist destination, and Palma has been built up with many modern hotels and shopping centers. However, the city’s old town remains largely untouched and provides visitors a window to the past. The most popular sites are the Majorca Cathedral, the Arab Baths, and Bellver Castle. These impressive buildings reflect the dual influences of European Christianity and Arab Islamic traditions on the areas architecture and culture. Majorca’s principle draw is its beaches, and many are located very close to Palma. Some of the most popular are Ciudad Jardin, Can Pere Antoni, and Cala Major. All are fairly developed and have restaurants and bars at the edge of the sand.

Palma de Mallorca Hotels

Things to see and do in Palma de Mallorca

Photos

Palma de Mallorca

Weather

Average temperature( / )

Average precipitation (mm)

Top Palma de Mallorca restaurants

Palma de Mallorca

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
39.56950592.649966

Palma de Mallorca reviews

  • 9.8
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 9.3
    Foodies
  • 8.6
    History Buffs
  • 7.9
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 7.9
    Adventure Travellers

Member Reviews(101)

Write a review

No visit to Mallorca is complete without a trip to the capital Palma. You can get a bus from the bus station just behind the square or go on a guided tour by booking with one of the trip organisers on the seafront. "No Frills" offers a choice of Palma trips.

Helpful
Report
Abergavenny

Only got a day to explore, but the architecture of the cathedral is amazing with all of the yachts and beaches outside. Such brilliant views. One thing that I found was a huge shopping centre that I thought was quite small outside, but then had like 2-3 layers underground which was a pleasant surprise! Anyways, I'd happily come back here for a proper holiday.

Helpful
Report
Santander

Palma is an amazing city with new and exciting views around every corner. The cathedral is breathtaking, especially being right near the sea. The old town is charming and small enough to explore if you are limited on time. The hotels, hostels, and other places to stay are affordable to cheap. The people are friendly and inviting. The public transportation is great and cheap (meaning you don't need a car if you come here). The food is wonderful and very inexpensive. The beaches right outside of town are enchanting; the water sparkles, is cool (not cold), and a mix of different colors. And the olives are some of the best in the world!

Helpful1
Report
San Francisco

A home from home for me, this city is a sort of Barcelona in miniature. Highlights include:

- The cathedral, La Seu, is one of the most imposing churches in the world and really beautiful.

- The old town behind the cathedral including Banys Àrabs, La Llonja and Passeig del Born.

- Walks along the Passeig Maritim take you past incredible boats in the two marinas, the old walls of the city, the cathedral and then all the way along to Portixol, a pleasant town with good tapas restaurants.

Helpful2
Report
Dublin

Palma it reminds me a little of Barcelona but on a smaller scale. It's got great bars & restaurants and is the perfect escape for a city break. During the Sumer I've witnessed some spectacular thunderstorms there. A city that I never tire of returning too. Did I mention the ensaimada, quite the delicious dessert, just don't ask how it's made.

Helpful
Report

The most beautiful island in the world.
The cathedral is so beautiful, it is located in Paseo Maritimo, in front of the beach and yachts of rich and famous. The city and people are just wonderful. In las avenidas, you'll find stores like El corte ingles, Zara, Mango. The local food is delicious, try an ensaimada which is a sweet bread. The friti mallorqui and pan amb oli are just a few of the local dishes that are exquisite!!! In summer time, the king and his family spend their time in this beautiful island!!!

Helpful
Report
Drammen

Beautiful city with great shopping and atmosphere, good food & wine, nice beaches...

Helpful
Report
New York City

One of the most amazing unexpected vacation spots! From there you can take day ferries to secluded islands, explore their amazing beaches, and dine at some of the most romantic restaurants.

Helpful1
Report
Skopje

Palma de Mallorca, a major city and port on the island of Majorca, is a prime tourist destination.

Offering an abundance of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, Palma's harbor is a bristle of yacht masts, a testament to its popularity. The Old Town is an appealing maze of narrow streets that are a delight to explore on foot. In Palma, you absolutely have to visit the Cathedral wich is based just in front of the port and is the anchor monument. It is an impressive Gothic-style building work on which was begun in the fourteenth century and completed in the seventeenth century. The Almudaina, in ancient times an Arab fortress, was turned into a royal palace in the fourteenth century. James II entrusted the work to Master Pere Salvà, who was also responsible for building the Bellver Castle. Inside, the Gothic chapel of Sant Anna and its Museum are of special interest. Overall, the city has a rich architectural variety that will amaze you.

The most popular beaches are El Arenal and Magaluf. I love the Aquaparks...

Helpful
Report
Brasov

One of the places I love. I would come back any time! Great architecture, great places to visit, nice people, superb beaches, terraces and restaurants.

Helpful
Report