The attractions in Palma de Mallorca are well known by residents and tourists who love Mallorca. The city of Palma de Mallorca offers visitors a variety of different attractions that undoubtedly leave no one indifferent, and it is not surprising that they have chosen Palma de Mallorca as one of the cities with the best quality of life.
- 1 Our top 15 attractions in Palma de Mallorca
- 1.1 Palma de Mallorca Altstadt
- 1.3 The Cathedral: La Seu
- 1.4 Es Baluard Museum
- 1.6 La Lonja
- 1.7 The district of Santa Catalina
- 1.8 Plaça Major
- 1.9 Plaça Cort
- 1.10 Das Schloss Bellver
- 1.11 Palma Aquarium
- 1.12 Paseo marítimo
- 1.15 Spanish people
- 1.16 Pilar i Joan Miró
- 1.17 Almudaina Palast
- 1.18 Arab baths
- 1.19 Palmas Port
- 2 Palma de Mallorca Sights Map
- 3 Where to park in Palma de Mallorca
Our top 15 attractions in Palma de Mallorca
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Palma de Mallorca Altstadt
In the old town of Palma de Mallorca you will find most of the most tourist attractions, such as the most famous streets of Palma like Calle Sindicato and Calle San Miquel, where you can store in numerous stores, where you can drink a good glass of wine or enjoy a good Mallorcan tapa on the terraces of the bars.
In the old town of Palma there are many of the attractions of the city of Mallorca:
The Cathedral: La Seu
The Cathedral of Mallorca or La Seu was built in 1229 in Gothic style, after the conquest of Mallorca by King Jaime 1, Palma Cathedral is said to have been completed only in 1601, but expanded and renovated over the centuries.
During the summer season you can visit the terraces of “La Seu”, from which you can see the bay of Mallorca.
You can visit the cathedral from Monday to Saturday with a guide and learn all about Palma Cathedral and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding area.
It has the largest rose window in the world of a Gothic church with 1236 colored crystals. On February 2 and November 11, you can see a spectacular light phenomenon called the Spectacle of Eight. The light falling through the rose window is reflected on the other side of the cathedral, as if there were two rose windows in the cathedral.
Right next to the cathedral is the Cathedral Museum, where you can admire large collections of paintings and sculptures.
Mallorca Cathedral is the most emblematic artistic heritage of the island of Mallorca and one of the most important Gothic temples in the world
Es Baluard Museum
The most important and famous museum is that of the Baluard. Es Baluard is a contemporary art museum with many works by Balearic artists. Usually temporary exhibitions are held here.
Visiting hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Mondays the museum is closed.
The name La Lonja refers to the place where the merchants did business and was their meeting place. From 1420 to 1452 it was built by Guillem Sagrera.
In der Umgebung finden Sie jede Menge In Lokale und Restaurants verschiedener Art. Es sollte gesagt werden, dass das Nachtleben in diesem Bezirk an Stärke gewonnen hat. Zum Beispiel kann man hier gute Jazzmusik hören.
Opening hours LA LONJA in Palma
April-October 10. 30 a.m. to 1. 30 p.m. – 5. 30 p.m. to 11. 00 p.m.
November-March 10. 30 am to 13. 30 pm – 16. 00 pm to 18. 00 pm
The district of Santa Catalina
The district of Santa Catalina is one of the most famous places in Mallorcan nightlife. It has become famous for the so-called “Tardeo”, which is a way to start the party at noon between tapas and wine glasses, until the night falls and the party ends in one of the pubs or bars in the area.
Plaça Major de Palma de Mallorca is one of the most popular meeting places. Here you will find a mixture of Palmesanos and tourists in the various restaurants and stores. At Christmas, the famous traditional Christmas market is held here, where you can buy nativity decorations and much more, and the whole square is decorated with Christmas lights,
The Plaza de Cort is located in the center of the city of Palma, in this square is the City Hall. Near the square is Colon Street and the seat of the Island Council of Mallorca.
Das Schloss Bellver
Bellver Castle is a Mallorcan Gothic castle built in the early 14th century, between 1300 and 1310, by order of King Jaime II of Mallorca. It is located on a hill, 112 meters above sea level, in an area surrounded by forest.
Built to house the royal court of Jaime II of Mallorca, its structure combines the needs of the palace with defensive elements. Bellver has a circular plan design with round towers also attached to it. The main tower is connected to the central body by an escape passage.
Bellver Castle has both a circular wall and a courtyard. The circular courtyard has a fountain in the center above the cistern to store water underground. There is a moat around the castle and the keep, and the stylized Gothic windows in the castle walls are also very impressive.
It is impressive to enter the central courtyard, surrounded by a beautiful gallery with Gothic arches. The palace is divided into two floors around the central courtyard, with different rooms, where today some rooms are open to the public, such as the old kitchens, where a model of the Bellver Hill is exhibited, or the museum.
This is what we found in the castle:
Basement: courtyard and museum of the city’s history.
Noble floor: Chapel of San Marcos, Hall of Jovellanos, Throne Room, Kitchen and Despuig Collection of Classical Sculpture.
Terrace: from here we have the best panoramic view of the city and its bay, as well as the interior.
In Bellver you can visit the Historical Museum of the city, with an exhibition about the history of Palma de Mallorca from the Bronze Age and the first settlers until today. It is an interesting tour through several rooms arranged chronologically.
On Sunday and holidays, the visit to Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca is free. If you go during the week, the entrance fee to the castle and museum is 4 euros (the castle is closed on Mondays).
The Aquarium of the City of Palma is one of the most touristic points of Palma de Mallorca. It consists of 55 aquariums where 8000 specimens of 700 different species of different oceans coexist (Pacific, Indian and the Mediterranean).
You will be able to enjoy a tour of all the areas and seas of the world. The tour starts from the Mediterranean Sea, passing by the tropical seas, the Mediterranean gardens, the jungle and the big tunnel pool where you can see different species of sharks and we can say that the big tunnel pool is the biggest shark pool in Europe.
The Aquarium of Malllorca also has a jellyfish tank.
The promenade is also an important point of the city. During a long walk you can look at the boats and yachts of the marina and enjoy the bars and terraces where you can have a drink. On the promenade of Palma you can also ride a bike or skates.
The Pueblo Español is an impressive center dedicated to learning about Spanish cities and their different cultures. It was created to stage the most important architectural buildings of Spain. It is possible to make a tour with all the information about each area.
Times and addresses are:
Carrer del Poble Espanyol, 55, Palma de Mallorca.
Pilar i Joan Miró
The Pilar i jJoan Miró Foundation is a cultural foundation founded by the Catalan painter Joan Miró and his wife. where the visitor can view more than 6000 different works of the artist between painting and sculpture . For art lovers a visit to the foundation is a must!
Address and opening hours:
Carrer Joan de Saridakis number 29.
If we are near the cathedral, we can visit the royal palace of the Almudaina. Since the 20th century, the Arabs, when they ruled the island of Mallorca, have left their mark on the island.
The Palace of the Almudaina consists of: the Palace of the King, the Chapel of the King or of Santa Ana, the Chapel of the Queen or of San Jaime, the Garden of the Palace, the Arab Baths and the Parade Ground.
Inside the palace there are paintings, furniture and tapestries from the Middle Ages. Outside, the beautiful garden stands out with its majestic fountain and magnificent views of the sea and Bellver Castle.
Opening hours and address:
Address: Carrer del Palau Reial, s/n, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears.
The Arab bath of Palma de Mallorca is one of the most interesting tourist places in Palma. It is one of the examples of how the Arab culture has developed in the history of Mallorca. It still preserves the central room of the hot baths and another room attached to the baths.
There are still applications through chimneys and hot water and steam pipes and a narrow corridor that leads to the changing room in front of the hot room or hammam.
Palma Port is the largest port in Mallorca. Here are the large cruise ships full of tourists who want to see the sights of Palma de Mallorca self-sufficient. The port offers a wide range of boat rentals and boat trips to the most beautiful bays around Palma.
Palma de Mallorca Sights Map
For better orientation you will find on this map the places described in this text.
Where to park in Palma de Mallorca
Usually parking in Palma de Mallorca is a bit complicated, but it is not as complicated as you think. In the city there are many underground parking garages near the main sights you can always find a place. Also, in practically all the streets of the city there is a blue zone where you have to pay for parking (with ticket).
The city of Palma de Mallorca offers many sights to discover. It only depends on you to find them and definitely fall in love with Palma and the island of Mallorca!