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Palma de MallorcaSpain

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

Old Town, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Churches, art galleries, and architecture highlight some of the noteworthy features of Old Town. Make a stop by Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma or Plaza Mayor de Palma while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Old Town
Es Baluard which includes interior views and art

Santa Catalina

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Unique features of Santa Catalina include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art or Municipal Market of Santa Catalina while you're exploring the area.

Santa Catalina
San Agustin, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

San Agustin

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

San Agustin is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Platja de Calanova or Cala Guix.

San Agustin
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Puerto Maritimo

Travelers like the beaches in Puerto Maritimo, and Passeig Born d'es Molinar is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Puerto Maritimo
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El Molinar

If you're spending some time in El Molinar, Passeig Born d'es Molinar and Cala Portixol are top sights worth seeing.

El Molinar
Palma de Mallorca showing a beach as well as a couple

Sindicat

4.5/5Wonderful!(23 area reviews)

While visiting Sindicat, you might make a stop by sights like Basilica of St. Francis and Almacenes El Águila.

Sindicat

Top Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
4 out of 5
Carrer de Simó Ballester 6, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $145 per night

Located in El Camp d'en Serralta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mediterranean Sea and Paseo Maritime. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Parc de ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (293 reviews)

"Overall Great location next to Paseo Mallorca and Santa Catalina.ThePool and roof top area was lovely!Comfortable and modern rooms. The only thing we would have wishes was a balcony!We will for sure come back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
4 out of 5
Camilo Jose Cela 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $141 per night

This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Port of Palma de Mallorca ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (385 reviews)

"This property was right on the bay close to some great shops and eateries. The decor was very impressive and the hotel was clean. There was considerable construction going on though. We would definitely return here."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
Melia Palma Bay
Melia Palma Bay
4.5 out of 5
Calle Felicia Fuster 4, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The price is $312 per night

Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Fundacion Juan March, and La Rambla. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (409 reviews)

"A great hotel, friendly staff. Just a shame the spa was closed for refurb"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Melia Palma Bay

Popular places to visit in Palma de Mallorca

Port of Palma de Mallorca
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Port of Palma de Mallorca

4.5/5(140 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Palma de Mallorca with a trip to Port of Palma de Mallorca. Stroll along the seaside or visit the stunning cathedral in the area.

Cala Mayor Beach
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Cala Mayor Beach

4/5(50 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Cala Mayor Beach, a popular beach in La Bonanova. Stroll along this relaxing area's seaside, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
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Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma

4.5/5(201 reviews)

One of Mallorca’s most famous landmarks, Mallorca Cathedral showcases beautiful Gothic architecture and pieces by some of Spain’s greatest artists. 

Paseo Maritime
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Paseo Maritime

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Find out about the history of Paseo Maritime, one of the top monuments in Palma de Mallorca. Amble around this romantic area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Iberostar Stadium
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Iberostar Stadium

5/5(1 review)

Catch an event at Iberostar Stadium during your trip to Palma de Mallorca. Visit the area's stunning cathedral or amble around its seaside.

Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle

4.5/5(88 reviews)

This fantastically preserved 14th-century castle offers stunning views across the city and a glimpse into Mallorca’s rich history. 

Top things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Catamaran Cruise Along the Bay of Palma with Lunch or Dinner
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Catamaran Cruise Along the Bay of Palma with Lunch or Dinner

$78
Per adult
Shore Excursion: Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$20
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$20
Per adult
Palma's Private Food Tour: 10 Tastings
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Palma's Private Food Tour: 10 Tastings

$112
Per adult
City Discovery Game: Palma's views, food and history
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City Discovery Game: Palma's views, food and history

$25
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Historical walk: The Kingdom of Mallorca Audio tour
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Historical walk: The Kingdom of Mallorca Audio tour

$7
Per adult

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