Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Top Things To Do In Palma, Mallorca

As the capital city of Mallorca (Majorca), Palma is a place of many beautiful sights and attractions, whether you are just stopping for a weekend break or a longer trip. If you are planning a visit and not sure what to do to fill your days, consider the following options…

The Amazing Architecture Of Palma Cathedral

Marvel At The Architecture


Palma Cathedral

Palma is renowned for it's excellent architecture. The most popular and undoubtedly most important must-see architectural wonder would be the Cathedral (Le Seu) where you will get the chance to witness works by Gaudi and Barcelo. Other places to see include the Bellver Castle, Basillica De Sant Francesc and Llotja.

Take In The Views Of Serra De Tramuntana




One of the most popular outings for visitors to Palma, is a journey through the many glorious mountain ranges and coastal views of Serra de Tramuntana. The views are nothing short of spectacular from this World Heritage Site. Whether you head out in a hire car or take public transportation, the drive is well worth it and you will get to walk away with not only some incredible pictures but also a new perspective on what makes Palma so remarkable. We stopped at Valldemossa and Estellencs - two gorgeous little villages in the mountains.

Pay A Visit To Palma Aquarium


Palma Aquarium

For those who are travelling with little ones, the Palma Aquarium is a definite must do. Both adults and children will enjoy learning about the beautiful marine creatures, and wonder at awe at the big fish and sharks. This is one place that is sure to keep the kids entertained as well as allow them to learn and have fun at the same time. Palma Aquarium also works to support the environment and have worked on many ecological campaigns such as the one to save the blue fin tuna. We thought it was much better than we expected!

Explore The City By Bike



Palma Marina

If your feet are sore from walking around the Palma Aquarium, consider exploring the city by bike! For only 5 euros you get a fantastic way to look at some of the main attractions in town along with a great work out. There is a cycle path along the marina so this is a great area to explore whilst marvelling at the beautiful boats and cruise liners in port. When tired stop at a cafe for a much needed cold drink and a spot of lunch.

Discover The Shops, Cafes And Restaurants




An amazing chocolate cake at restaurant Appetite 

Chances are that in between all the sight seeing and exploring the city, you will want to spend some time discovering the many inviting and unique designer boutiques, gift shops, cafes and restaurants. Stop for a coffee and lunch at one of the tiny cafes, eat tasty tapas in one of the cool bars or go for a special meal at one of the Michelin star restaurants for which Palma is renowned.

Where we stayed - Hotel Costa Azule. A fresh modern, well priced hotel with views over the marina. 
Where we ate - Ribello, a lovely Italian restaurant, Appetite, a fusion inspired eatery and Koa, an excellent grill and cocktail place. If you fancy trying nearly 50 wines by the glass and tasty tapas I recommend the tapas bar Wineing.
Top Tip - It's worth hiring a car to explore the island. Bus services are excellent and reliable too so consider this if you don't drive.

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33 comments

  1. Great post. There is quite a lot to do.

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    1. There is lots to do in Palma Stella and on the island too.

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  2. Majorca looks so beautiful. your photos are absolutely stunning

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    1. Thank you Natasha. It is a very green island, I was really surprised.

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  3. What beautiful photos, I would love to visit Majorca at some point, thank you for the recomendations x

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    1. Hopefully one day you will get a chance, and I hope my post would have been helpful.

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  4. Oh wow what some amazing things to do - I would love to go to Majorca one day. x

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  5. I haven't been there for years, would love to go back one day x

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  6. Wow lovely pictures, Majorca is just beautiful would love to go their one day. x
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  7. Mallorca is one place we have never been, it has never really appealed x

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    1. Palma is so different than the big seaside towns. Certainly worth visiting for the food, shopping and history.

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  8. I've been to Mallorca a couple of years ago and I must say that it's a beautiful place from all points of view. Would love to go back again. x

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  9. Lovely. We went to Mallorca earlier this year, but didn't stay in Palma itself as we just landed at the airport there. So it's nice to see Palma itself and what there is to do.
    If we ever go back we'll make sure to see it properly!

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    1. That's a shame you didn't get a chance to explore.

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  10. The last time I visited Palma I was 3 years old. I've looked back on the photographs and always wanted to visit as an adult, it looks like a lovely place.

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    1. It is beautiful and historic and also had great food and shopping... bonus!

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  11. I've never been to Palma before but it is definitely somewhere that I would like to visit xxx

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  12. Never been here but it does look lovely!! I've always wanted to explore a city by bike and for only €5 this seems like a bargain!

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    1. Yes the bike rental was a complete bargain.

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  13. We have never been to Majorca - despite having visited Menorca four times! Palma does look amazing. Kaz x

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  14. Palma is one of my favourite cities in the world. I just love Majorca in general - there is so much to see.

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  15. I have passed through Mallorca but never explored it. It looks like a gorgeous city. Somewhere I need to go back to I think

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  16. This just looks amazing, those photographs are stunning, wow. I really want to visit there now!

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  17. I haven't been to Palma before but it looks like a great place to visit. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  18. Looks like an amazing place to visit! The aquarium looks great

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  19. We went to Majorca this year and we really enjoyed it! x

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  20. It sounds wonderful. I've never been to Majorca before but I hope to visit it one day.

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  21. Looks like a perfect place to have a good ole wander.

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  22. Majorca isn't a place on my list of places to visit, but it may well be now, that Cathedral is beautiful, would love to see it in person. May look at visiting next year for a weekend

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    1. The cathedral is beautiful and Palma would make a great weekend destination.

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