Plaza Mayor de Palma

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Plaza Mayor de Palma

Enjoy excellent food and drink or simply view the fantastic 14th-century architecture at the epicenter of Mallorca’s capital city.

Spend time in Plaza Mayor de Palma and discover the cultural heart of Mallorca’s capital city. Eat and drink in some of the island’s best traditional bars and restaurants or walk down the surrounding streets and shop in boutique stores. Be entertained by street performers, such as jugglers and musicians, who converge in the square or simply take a seat in a café and watch the crowds bustling past as they have for centuries.

There is a local saying that “all roads lead to Plaza Mayor.” It is certainly the hub of Palma’s social and commercial scene. The huge square is surrounded by 14th-century buildings which once housed the offices of the Spanish Inquisition. Now it is a popular area of the city featuring weekly markets, regular events and numerous galleries, shopping opportunities and cafés.

Wander the busy streets that surround the plaza and you will stumble upon shops selling all kinds of traditional clothing and jewelry. The plaza is known for its excellent galleries, so be sure to stop and view paintings and sculptures from some of the city’s best artists.

Come during the evening to experience a different side to the plaza, when it becomes one of the town’s main social hubs. Sip cocktails in lively bars and watch local bands and solo musicians.

Don’t miss the markets which take place during the mornings on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Uncover fantastic handmade goods, like clothing and sculptures, or shop for local delicacies such as cured meats, grilled fish and delicious figs.

Find Plaza Mayor de Palma at the center of the city’s old town directly between the Parc de les Estacions and the Palma Cathedral. Several buses stop nearby. Many of the shops remain open year-round; however, most of the bars become noticeably quieter outside of the summer months. Live music acts generally appear on weekends.

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Hotel Almudaina
Hotel Almudaina
4 out of 5
Avenida Jaime III, 9, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $112 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I, Paseo Maritime, and Paseo del Borne. Església de ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (893 reviews)
"Location of the property was super, walking distance from shops, good restaurants and the old town. Room was very large and comfortable. I will certainly stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

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Petit Palace Hotel Tres
Petit Palace Hotel Tres
4.5 out of 5
Carrer del Apuntadores 3, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $183 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, La Rambla, and Fundacion Juan March. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (329 reviews)
"Beautiful place and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

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Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
4.5 out of 5
Calle Posada Terra Santa 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
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The price is $192 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica of St. Francis, Plaza Mayor de Palma, and Santa Eulalia Church. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (639 reviews)
"Second time of staying here and it won’t be the last. A stunning boutique hotel tucked away in the old town of Palma. From checking in to checking out, our stay was faultless. The staff on reception are so welcoming and helpful. Sorted out a last minute restaurant reservation for us when our original ..."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
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Hotel Almudaina
Hotel Almudaina
4 out of 5
Avenida Jaime III, 9, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $112 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Hotel Almudaina
Petit Palace Hotel Tres
Petit Palace Hotel Tres
4.5 out of 5
Carrer del Apuntadores 3, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $183 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Petit Palace Hotel Tres
Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
4.5 out of 5
Calle Posada Terra Santa 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $192 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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Hotel Cappuccino - Palma
Hotel Cappuccino - Palma
5 out of 5
Plaza de Cort, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $299 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
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Ca n'Alexandre - Turismo de Interior
Ca n'Alexandre - Turismo de Interior
4 out of 5
Plaça Alexandre Jaume 8A, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The price is $147 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
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ICON Rosetó
ICON Rosetó
4.5 out of 5
Can Campaner, 6, Palma de Mallorca
The price is $160 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Hotel Basílica
Hotel Basílica
4 out of 5
Carrer de Can Troncoso 3, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
The price is $161 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
5 out of 5
Plaza Sant Francesc, 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is $253 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
AH Art Hotel Palma
AH Art Hotel Palma
4 out of 5
Costa de'n Sintes, 6, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The price is $141 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
AH Art Hotel Palma
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