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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\u2019s capital city.

Spend time in Plaza Mayor de Palma and discover the cultural heart of Mallorca\u2019s capital city. Eat and drink in some of the island\u2019s 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 caf\u00E9 and watch the crowds bustling past as they have for centuries.\u00A0\n

There is a local saying that \u201Call roads lead to Plaza Mayor.\u201D It is certainly the hub of Palma\u2019s 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 caf\u00E9s.\u00A0\n

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\u2019s best artists.\u00A0

Come during the evening to experience a different side to the plaza, when it becomes one of the town\u2019s main social hubs. Sip cocktails in lively bars and watch local bands and solo musicians.\u00A0\n

Don\u2019t 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.\u00A0\n

Find Plaza Mayor de Palma at the center of the city\u2019s 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.\u00A0\n\n


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Lodging Near Plaza Mayor de Palma

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Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa $107
Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa

Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa

Pilar Juncosa, 7, Palma de Mallorca
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,451 reviews
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    Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pueblo Espanol and Bellver Castle. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

    Hotel Almudaina $137
    Hotel Almudaina

    Hotel Almudaina

    Avenida Jaime III, 9, Palma de Mallorca
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 433 reviews
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      Located in the heart of Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

      Brondo Architect Hotel $130
      Brondo Architect Hotel

      Brondo Architect Hotel

      Carrer Can Brondo, 4, Palma de Mallorca
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 228 reviews
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        This family-friendly Old Town hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

        Hotel Saratoga $140
        Hotel Saratoga

        Hotel Saratoga

        Paseo de Mallorca, 6, Palma de Mallorca
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 582 reviews
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          Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

          Sant Francesc Hotel Singular $313
          Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

          Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

          Plaza Sant Francesc, 5, Palma de Mallorca
             
            4.8
            of 5, from 175 reviews
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            Situated in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of St. Francis and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.

            Purohotel Palma $187
            Purohotel Palma

            Purohotel Palma

            Carrer de Montenegro, 12, Palma de Mallorca
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 425 reviews
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              Located in the heart of Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lonja de Palma de Mallorca and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

              UR Palacio Avenida - Adults Only $107
              UR Palacio Avenida - Adults Only

              UR Palacio Avenida - Adults Only

              Avenida de Alexandre Rosselló, 42, Palma de Mallorca
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 872 reviews
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                Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ferrocarril de Soller Train Station, Olivar Market, and Església de Santa Caterina de Siena. Claustre de Sant Antoniet and Church of Sant Miquel are also within 10 minutes.

                Hotel Palladium $139
                Hotel Palladium

                Hotel Palladium

                Paseo Mallorca, 40, Palma de Mallorca
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 188 reviews
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                  Situated in Palma de Mallorca, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Teatro Municipal Catalina Valls and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Bellver Castle is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.