Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Airport)
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Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain and people come here to party. But Palma, its only true city, is more than just nightclubs and restaurants serving all-day breakfasts. This picturesque city on the Bahía de Palma is an important Mediterranean port and the economic and cultural center of the island. It has a rich history and culture and natural beauty abounds.
The city offers a number of cultural and historical attractions. Almudaina is the city’s old royal palace. The Gothic Cathedral is one of Europe’s grandest cathedrals. La Seu is a stunning seafront cathedral that was built in the 13th century. There’s also the 14th century Bellver Castle.
Palma’s museums explore the island’s culture and history. Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani is a contemporary art museum that houses many works by noted Spanish artists Picasso, Miro and Dali. Pueblo Español is a museum that showcases Spanish architecture with recreations of all major styles.
Palma de Mallorca’s old town district is a former Moorish walled city that’s a maze of narrow winding streets. Throughout the city you’ll find quaint little squares, beautiful parks, and markets selling unique food and craft items. You can explore the old town on foot in an afternoon. A great way to see the whole city is the 17-mile Stoller Railway, a scenic trip that takes you around Palma’s perimeter.
The town itself is wonderful but it also serves as a great jumping-off point for the area’s many beaches. The beaches around Palma de Mallorca have golden sand and clear blue seas. The city is located on a bay and there are beaches everywhere.
Palma de Mallorca has festivals, concerts and events throughout the year. Although it’s not as known for its night life as Palma Nova or Magaluf, it has its fair share of clubs, restaurants and bars. There are places where you can eat authentic tapas and get a drink at any time during the day. But Palma is truly the cultural and historic centre of the islands.
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