7 Wonderful Corners Of Palma De Mallorca

7 wonderful corners of Palma de Mallorca

The Mallorcan capital is a city with wonderful corners, and we are not only talking about its beaches. In Palma de Mallorca the visitor finds a large number of architectural, historical and cultural attractions. In this article we want to show you 7 corners that you should not miss if you visit the city.

What to see in Palma de Mallorca ?

1. Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Cathedral
Palma de Mallorca Cathedral – Boris Stroujko

The construction began in the 13th century, after the Reconquest, and in its beginnings it bore the name of “La Seu”. The second largest cathedral in all of Spain after Seville  took 500 years to complete and is in the Gothic style.

It has an area of ​​6600 m² and its central nave reaches 44 meters. Inside and on the facade you can discover the work of the Catalan artist Antonio Gaudí, who restored it in 1904.

2. Royal Palace of Almudaina

Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
Almudaina Palace – Pakmor

The Alcazar of Palma de Mallorca is one of the residences of the kings and has been declared a National Heritage Site. Its structure contains different spaces, among which the palaces for the monarchs, the baths and the Chapel of Santa Ana stand out. It has two floors, the lower one in medieval style and the upper one with decoration from the 17th to 19th centuries.

3. Bellver Castle

Castell de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver – gumbao

It is round in shape and has 3 towers and one more of tribute. It was built in the 14th century in the Mediterranean Gothic style. The kings of the island lived there, including Jaume II. Later it was used as a jail. It is to the west of the city and to access it you can walk between streets (carrer) or paths in the middle of the forest.

4. The fish market

Palma de Mallorca fish market
Lonja – Andrés Soliño / Flickr.com

It is the headquarters of the Museum of Fine Arts and draws attention for its elegant internal and external beauty. The building is a true Gothic architectural work and was built between 1420 and 1452 as the College of Merchants. It is made up of three naves and has been declared a National Monument.

5. Patios of Palma de Mallorca

Patio in Palma de Mallorca
Mallorcan patio – Ana del Castillo

There are so many that the city council has decided to create a “route” to be able to admire the most outstanding ones. These courtyards were built between the 15th and 17th centuries and are ideal for learning about the civil architecture of the city.

Surely you will find some walking through the streets of the old town, in the lower part of Palma de Mallorca. Some of the most visited “can” are: Bordils, Oms, Vivot, Ribas de Pina, Tous, Salas, Oleza and Castelló. There are approximately 65 and each of them has a different charm.

6. Paseo del Borne

Paseo del Borne in Palma de Mallorca
Paseo del Borne – Boris Stroujko

In the old town you can find dozens of stately palaces from the 19th century. Without a doubt, it is worth doing this walk to see these elegant homes. Some of the ones we advise you to visit are: Oleza, Truyols, Oleo, Villalonga and Colom.

Near this promenade that connects Juan Carlos I (or Tortugas) square with Antonio Maura avenue  you can find the Archbishop’s Palace, the Arab baths and the San Francisco church.

7. The beach of Palma

Palma de Mallorca beach
Palma de Mallorca beach – Romas_Photo

Palma de Mallorca also has its beach. An urban beach of 4.5 kilometers with all the necessary services. You can also find fantastic bathing areas in Cala Estancia, Cala Major or Ciudad Jardín, among others.

Another option is to get away from the Mallorcan capital to relax on beaches like Es Trenc, surrounded by nature and with two underground springs at different temperatures; Llombards; Calós de Moro, close to the previous one in the municipality of Santanyí and ideal if you want tranquility and swim in transparent waters; Marçal or Estreta.

If you have a little extra time in Palma de Mallorca, we recommend that you do the mountain route between Andratx and Cape Formentor to get to know the really beautiful villages of the Sierra de Tramontana. Valldemossa, Deia, Orient and Fornalutx are just some of them.

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