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Mallorca, a Balearic island off Spain's Mediterranean coast, has long been known for its natural beauty – imagine clear blue waters, limestone mountains and sheltered golden beaches. Palma de Mallorca, the island's bayside capital, is urban by comparison, with waterfront hotels, galleries, restaurants and bars spread out between the city's medieval core and more modern districts.

Visits to Palma de Mallorca often begin in its old town. As you stroll the neighbourhood's labyrinthine streets, you'll encounter the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and the 11th-century Arab Baths – a remnant of the city's Moorish past. The Royal Palace of La Almudaina, which was rebuilt during the 14th century, still hosts the Spanish royal family during the summer.

One of Palma's greatest assets is how accessible it is to the rest of the island. A short drive from the city centre, you'll find Bellver Castle – one of the only circular castles in Europe. Nearby, you'll also find the studio and home of Spanish artist Joan Miró.

No visit to Mallorca is complete without a trip to the beach, and Palma is close to some of the island's best. The six-kilometre-long Playa de Palma is the city's largest, featuring a bike path and plenty of water sports. Down the coast, Playa de Cala Pi sits sandwiched between tall cliffs and hosts a beach shack that serves snacks and drinks. Even beaches on the island's opposite coast, like Playa de Formentor and Cala Mesquida, are less than a two-hour drive away.

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From $414 per night

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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.01
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $174 per night
Average weekday price $171 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Palma is a very pretty city and right on the waterfront, so...

August 14, 2022

Palma is a very pretty city and right on the waterfront, so lots of nearby beaches and yachts, cathedral, castle, artisan and luxury shops. Loads of restaurants, lovely long prom to cycle along and stop off at beach bars, taxis are really cheap. Hop on Hop off bus tour is great for getting your bearings. Nearby Palmanova has a fabulous beach and great shops.

jamieson
jamieson
8.0

You just must visit cathedral of Mallorca.

August 11, 2022

You just must visit cathedral of Mallorca. Caves of Drach is simple amazing. Amazing place Cala Figuera, or Es Pontas. For me Bańos Arebes (baths of Arabics) was not worth it to go (but its just my opinion, maybe i was not intresting in that) city center of Palma is just amazing. You should visit it during day and during the night. Also traditional food just simple the best:)

Aurimas
Aurimas Lithuania
10

+ Our 4th visit to Palma and we have never been disappointed...

August 1, 2022

+ Our 4th visit to Palma and we have never been disappointed with any of our visits. This time Palma was in the middle of a heatwave and the temperatures were really high coupled with the level of humidity. Restaurants are excellent and it was a difficult choice every night. There are some hidden gems off the main streets serving wonderful tapas. - It was a busy time of the year to go. Previously we have visited in early September where temperatures were down slightly and also not as busy.

Ewan
Ewan United Kingdom
10

One of the principal yachting centers of the world, this...

July 29, 2022

One of the principal yachting centers of the world, this beautiful port city is a gem. Excellent restaurants with table service that is significantly more personable than on the mainland. The old town itself has a great vibe with numerous tree-shaded pedestrian-friendly streets, trendy boutiques and fascinating architecture. We found prices to be reasonable in restaurants and lower than expected for women's fashions and accessories. Given the popularity of this destination, we felt that prices for lodging were moderate.

GringoJeff
GringoJeff United States of America
10

We only stayed a few days so didn't get to see very much.

July 19, 2022

We only stayed a few days so didn't get to see very much. The Spanish bars and resultants were very good value with wonderful food. In the evening we strolled along the harbour with masses of boats. The city was buzzing at night.

Declan
Declan United Kingdom
10

Palma is a really busy city but we enjoyed it, all the shops...

July 17, 2022

Palma is a really busy city but we enjoyed it, all the shops and the island vibes,properly European culture. The beaches were alright, the ones that we really enjoyed were remote and required a bit of trekking but totally worth it.

Ioanna
Ioanna United Kingdom

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