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.

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I spent 5 nights here, travelled round Palma city centre on foot and it was great. The train to Sollér was the best! Port de Sollèr was lovely, great people, cafes, food and cocktails.

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Lots to see and do. Great history and architecture. Lovely tapas, restaurants and bars.

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I was there for 10 days on a catamaran with my friends and family. We sailed over the south coast. It was one of my best holidays ever!

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Foster City

Mallorca is the bigger island than Menorca. The ferry from Barcelona stopped here one night in Mallorca and then we continued to Ibiza.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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