Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) is a fantastic place to be at any time of the year. When the skies go grey and you are staring out of the window and the wind and rain, just think about a vacation in Majorca this winter 2019/2020.
About Palma de Mallorca
Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. The massive Santa María cathedral, a Gothic landmark begun in the 13th century, overlooks the Bay of Palma.
The adjacent Almudaina is a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape.
Just beyond Parc de la Mar, a waterfront green space, is the old quarter’s maze of cobbled lanes. Occupying a 17th-century palace, the Museu Fundación Juan March exhibits paintings by Salvador Dalí and other 20th-century Spanish artists.
The Museu de Mallorca displays historical Mallorcan art and artefacts. The neighbouring Banys Àrabs are the remains of ancient Arab baths. At the outlying Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró, the namesake artist’s works are on display in his former studio. The city also hosts the annual Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) regatta.
Sights to see in Mallorca (Majorca)
- The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu, is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral located in Palma, Majorca.
- Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style castle on a hill 3 km to the west of the centre of Palma on the Island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca and is one of the few circular castles in Europe.
- The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is the Alcázar of Palma. Originally an Arabian fort, this grand palace is used by the Spanish Royal Family for special events.
- Palma Aquarium is a commercial aquarium and park that first opened in 2007 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. The aquarium is the property of Coral World International.
- The Ferrocarril de Sóller, acronym FS, is an interurban railway and the name for the company which operates the electrified 3 ft narrow gauge tracks running between the towns of Sóller and Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
- Es Baluard is the museum of modern and contemporary art of Palma, Majorca, Spain. Founded on 30 January 2004, Es Baluard exhibits a collection of contemporary art, of Balearic artists or made by those related somehow to the Balearic Islands.
- Plaza Mayor de Palma de Mallorca. Shopping and lots of it.
- Lonja de Mallorca. 15th-century Gothic civil building with dramatic arches & occasional public art exhibits.
- Pueblo Español de Mallorca. Attraction & event space in a replica city featuring recreated Spanish buildings & landmarks.
These are just a few of the sights and places of interest in and around Palma de Mallorca. Check out what else there is to see on a winter holiday in Mallorca 2019/2020