The capital of Mallorca; PALMA, is known worldwide for a rich culture and attractiveness.
With its various monuments, it offers an unparalleled view. With a population of around 400,000, it is the most populous city in the Balearic Islands. Its name derives from the Roman consul Quinto Cecilio, and although it flowed centuries later through the hands of the Saracens and Turks, the Roman domination represents the splendid architecture that defines its culture today.
The city Palma, a jewel of the Balearic Islands.
Even if the city has some attraction, derived from its culture and history, it is impossible to overlook those that are even admired worldwide; such as the old town: composed by extraordinary Gothic monuments; the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is a sign of this. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe and even manages to project its reflection over the surrounding sea. It has the largest rosettes in Europe and is the object of admiration of architects and art historians all over the world.
The Bellver Castle stands out because it is one of the three round castles in Europe and can also be visited by tourists, and Palma, with its Arab baths, has a trace of the permanence of the Turks in the city. Also worth mentioning is the Palacio de Almudena, the residence of the Spanish royal family.
Places of interest in Palma
Within this beautiful city you will find a variety of activities and recreational facilities that will make you enjoy the city even more. The Hafenstrasse is one of the most beautiful things in the city. It is possible to admire the architectural beauty and the night life of the city, with guided tours, cycling, visits to the big shops where you can find the memories and crafts of the region.
Restaurants in Palma
The number of restaurants in this city is absolutely overwhelming; you can have a variety of night-time establishments offered in the streets. Also
about a lot of eateries and bars. One of the basic incentives of gastronomy is the pastisserie.
The “ensaimada”, which can be found in the best bakeries and confectionery shops in the city, such as Can Joan de S´Aigo or Bakery Cladera, is outstanding. These have a tradition of more than 50 years.
Other places very interesting for food are the bars with open-air, attraction point at the beaches.
In the places of nightlife you can listen to music while enjoying a cocktail.
Palma Aquarium also stands out. It has a cafeteria so you can enjoy a delicious coffee while watching the marine life. If your intention is to enjoy the city more intensely for a while, check out the inexpensive hotels near the beach.