Top 5 Attractions in Palma de Mallorca

Top 5 Attractions in Palma de Mallorca

Top 5 Attractions in Palma de Mallorca

calendar icon 31/05/2017

On a Mallorcan holiday, the capital of Palma is mostly on the list of visitors. We have compiled the 5 best destinations to make sure you do not miss anything during your stay!

1.Cathedral "La Seu"
The impressive cathedral of Palma could be the next distinctive landmark you find upon entering the city. Built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, it is a Gothic treasure, which also features works by Gaudí and Barceló. Go early to avoid the crowds and to witness the morning light flowing through the glorious rosette.

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 10.00 - 18.15
Saturday 10.00 - 14.15

2. The Paseo Marítimo
The Paseo (Avenida Gabriel Roca) is the main road along the Bay of Palma and stretches over 5 km of coastline. It offers a separate path for cyclists, skaters and pedestrians. If you come to Palma to enjoy the beautiful weather on wheels or by foot, you will undoubtedly have a great time. Breathe the sea air and get appetite for delicious tapas and cañas, which you can find in the numerous bars of the old town. On the Paseo Marítimo you will find bars and discos of all kinds.

3. La Lonja
The La Lonja district in the old town is known as a hotspot for numerous cafes, bars and livemusic. This part of Palma is the perfect place to begin the nightlife. Stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the historic flair. The bars are located between Placa Llotja and Calle Apuntadores. Try some tapas and rest in a cozy bar with a cool drink before plunging into the nightlife.

The capital is the main shopping destination on the island. The most important shopping centers to visit in the city are the Passeig de Born, Avinguda Jaume III and area around Plaça Major and Plaça Cort.
Mallorca's largest shopping center, FAN, opened its doors in 2016, less than 10 km from Palma city center and 5 km from the airport. Alternatively, you can find the Centro Comercial Porto Pi near the cruise ships, 2 km from the city center. In the north of Palma is the Festival Park, a large "outlet village" which can be reached by train or subway if you do not have a car.

5. Es Baluard
Es Baluard is a museum of modern and contemporary art and is one of the most important museums in Spain. It has a collection of over 600 works by modern and contemporary artists. One of the main objectives of the museum is to present modern and contemporary international art to visitors.
The Es Baluard Center contains a varied and selected collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists representing the most important international trends since the end of the 19th century. Visitors can see works by artists such as Cezanne, Gauguin, Picasso, Miró, Magritte, Polke, Barceló and Schnabel. There is also a remarkable collection of mediterranean landscapes and works by artists with connections to the Balearic Islands such as Santiago Rusiñol, Anglada-Camarasa and Gelabert. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also offers a program of temporary exhibitions.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

Our video - Impressions of Palma

Would you like to get to Palma? 
Of course, there is the possibility to take the public bus line 102 to Palma on your own. Maybe you want to combine your tour with a beautiful cruise by boat. Our recommendation for you:

Our partner Cruceros Cormoran is the largest supplier of boat trips on the South West coast for 60 years. The company offers you 3 variants, organized and convenient to go to Palma - several times a week. All trips start in Paguera. We give you the most important information:

1.Palma Express – Check out the capital of Mallorca on this short trip.

Procedure: Start by bus - 3 hours stay - Return by bus.
Duration: ½ day - Start: 11:00 h / Return: 15:00 h - Free time in Palma: 3 hrs
When: Friday
Price: € 16,00 adults / € 10,00 children (3-11 years)

2.Palma Explorer - Discover the capital with all its beauties

Procedure: Start from the beaches Palmira & Tora by boat (2 hours trip) – Begin in Palma a 40 minutes guided tour – then about 5.5 hours of free time - return by bus.
Duration: Full day - Start: 08:15 hrs / Return: 16:30 h

When: Monday, Thursday
Price: € 22,50 Adults / € 15,00 Children (3-11 years)
Tip: There is enough time to make a tour with the City Sightseeing Bus (optional + € 18,00)

3.Palma City - Enjoy the capital and watch it from the seaside during a pleasant harbour cruise with the City Sightseeing Ship (inclusive)

Procedure: Start by bus - Palma 5 hours stay - harbour round trip (about 50 minutes) at 16:30h - Return by bus.
Duration: Full day - Start: 11:00 hrs / Return: 17:30 hrs
When: Tuesday
Price: € 22,50 Adults / € 15,00 Children (3-11 years)

You can book your tickets at the hotel reception, the ticket shops in Paguera or at

Have a nice time in Palma,


Author: Ismael Baran, 31.05.2017

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