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Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca showing a beach as well as a large group of people

Scenic beaches, historic castles, museums and an aquarium make up this picturesque city on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Palma de Mallorca is the picturesque capital of the Balearic Islands. Many travelers are attracted to the area’s sandy beaches and historic center filled with ancient churches, castles and museums. Visit the national park, the aquarium and other significant landmarks.

Sunbathe on Cala Mondrago Beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea. Enjoy picturesque views and tranquil settings on the coast. Just east of this area are many resorts around the Palma Beach district.

Visit the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in the city center and admire its baroque façade and elegant windows. Explore arcades, tombs and columns in the building’s interior. From the Palma Cathedral, a giant gothic structure, enjoy views of the sea and the Parc de la Mar (Park of the Sea). The collections and exhibits at Es Baluard Modern Art Museum include more than 500 works of art from contemporary artists. Take the kids to see colorful fish at the Palma Aquarium, where you can dive with sharks and learn about marine life.

Discover the 14th-century gothic Bellver Castle west of the city. It is remarkable due to its circular shape, rare among European castles.

See Lluc Monastery in the island’s northwest area. Take a walking tour to appreciate the remarkable architecture and listen to its famous boys’ choir. While in this part of the island visit the charming Port de Soller Lighthouse.

Make a trip to Cabrera National Park, a group of islands south of Mallorca. Join a guided boat tour of the preserved area to see exotic animals, such as the sargantana lizard.

Reach Palma de Mallorca by flying to the island from most major European cities. Get a bus or taxi or drive a rental car from the airport to the city center, a journey of about 5 miles (8 kilometers). You can also get to the city by ferry from Spanish cities including Barcelona.

Palma de Mallorca is an ideal spot for a vacation, whether you want to relax by the beach, discover rare and exotic wildlife or learn about art and history.

Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hotel HM Alma Beach
4 out of 5
Carrer de Bellamar, 7, Can Pastilla, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $142 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Can Pastilla, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Platja d'Or and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.2/5Excellent! (221 reviews)
"Staff are excellent, property is always clean and tidy, rooms are small, swimming pools are for tanning only and not suitable for swimming"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
4 out of 5
Avenida Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
The price is $178 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach, and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and Aqualand ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (971 reviews)
"Simply the best"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
4 out of 5
C/ Pins, 26, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $145 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Located in Can Pastilla, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cala Estancia and Playa de Palma. Platja de Can Pastilla and Platja d'Or are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"Great hotel. Lovely food. Rooms nice and clean but not spacious."

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Condor
Hotel Condor
3 out of 5
Carrer de la Mar Aràbiga, 1, Palma de Mallorca
The price is $97 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal are also within ...
3.9/5Good! (10 reviews)
"Einfacher Check In, sauberes Zimmer, 10 min Fußweg zur schinkenstrasse. Einfaches Frühstück, sehr nettes Personal!"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Hotel Condor
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
4 out of 5
Calle Caravel la, S/N, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $137 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Nestled on the beach, this Can Pastilla aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand El Arenal, La Rambla, and Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca. Cathedral of ...
4.2/5Excellent! (762 reviews)
"Nice enough. The food at the bar and restaurant was quite dissapointing. More of a family restaurant than a young restaurant in a nice but very touristy strip"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Palma Suites Aparthotel
Palma Suites Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Plaça Mercadal, 8, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $207 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza Mayor de Palma and Basilica of St. Francis. Cathedral of Santa Maria ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (333 reviews)
"It was very clean, well located and the staff was friendly and helpful. Great stay!"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Palma Suites Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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