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Travel Guide of Palma in Spain by Influencers

Palma, fully known as Palma de Mallorca, is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of Mallorca on the Bay of Palma.

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What you will see and do in Palma:

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Travel Tips for visiting Palma

The capital of the island of Mallorca

 The city is best known for its sunshine and beaches,

It also has a beautiful historic center
The cathedral, the Almudaina palace, the market halls, and the Plaza Mayor are all must-sees for the visitor.
The fishermen's boats, the pine trees, and the palm trees create the perfect setting for great moments.

 The landscape of the island is punctuated by coves, beaches, and cliffs on the seaside, while the interior reveals typical Mallorcan villages and reliefs that reach 1,500 meters in altitude. 
A cultural richness that invites you to explore Mallorca in its smallest corners, and to discover its gastronomy.

Located in the south of the island, in the bay of Palma, surrounded by high hills covered with scrubland and maritime pines, the city of Palma is bordered by the cape of Cala Figuera to the west, and by Cabo Blanco to the east.

Palma is home to a charming old town:

"Casco Antiguo" with colorful streets and monuments. 
Covering an area of just over 200 km2, Palma is the eighth largest city in Spain in terms of permanent population: approximately 441,000 inhabitants, or a little over half of the total population of the island, of which 20% are foreigners, mainly South Americans.
During the high tourist season, Palma's population increases tenfold.

What to see and do in Palma?

Palma alone receives a large number of foreign visitors, mainly from Northern Europe (Germany, the United Kingdom, and France, to a lesser extent) because of its exceptional geographical location on the Mediterranean coast, its favorable climate all year round, and its cultural charms.

Medium to high-end residences has been built on the heights of the city to meet the growing needs of tourism, without (too) much distortion of the urban environment.
Palma stands out from the major European cities because of its authenticity and its attachment to its roots

However, some neighborhoods, such as El Arenal in the east, or Magalluf and Palmanova in the west, saturated with hotels, clubs, and restaurants, have lost all trace of cultural life and have become real tourist black spots.

Move away from the bay and discover the authentic and equally festive Palma, which boasts one of the largest Gothic ensembles in Europe.

Modern art is also well represented in Palma, where Joan Miró lived and died. A foundation is dedicated to him.

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What to visit in Palma?

  • Bellver Castle
Built between 1300 and 1311 as a fortress and royal residence, Bellver Castle is an impressive circular construction that offers an exciting tour through the history of Majorca.

  • Cathedral of Majorca
Known as "The Cathedral of Light" thanks to its 58 stained glass windows and 5 rose windows, the Cathedral of Mallorca is one of the most important religious buildings in Spain and one of the main places to see in Mallorca.

  • Royal Palace of the Almudaina
With a spectacular location in front of the sea, next to the Cathedral of Palma, the Royal Palace of the Almudaina tells the story of Mallorca offering an intense mix between the different cultures that were brought to the island to leave their mark.

  • Majorca Miró Foundation
Located on a hill overlooking the sea and formed of an important collection that includes more than 6,000 pieces,

  • Arab Baths
Located in the historic center of Palma de Mallorca, the Arab Baths are the best-preserved building from the Islamic period that can be seen on the island. A true reflection of the city's past, they offer the chance to discover an aspect of culture that will become part of the history of Mallorca.

  • Es Baluard Museum
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Mallorca, better known as Es Baluard, combines history and modernity with its facilities that extend over the old defensive wall of Palma.

  • Gardens of Marivent
The Gardens of Marivent Palace surround the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Mallorca with a green space of more than 9,000 m2 formed by more than 40 different native plant species.

By Plane: The airport is well deserved internationally PMI you will find for sure cheap tickets

By boat: From Barcelona or Valencia with the ferry company Balearia

Car rental: The easiest way to get to Palma from anywhere on the island is by car.
To park in the center, you will have to pay for the blue zone, but if you move away from the most touristy areas, you can park without paying.

By Bus: Most of the villages and towns on Mallorca are connected to Palma by bus. If your point of departure is the airport, you can also easily get to Palma by bus, since it is only 8 kilometers from the capital

Subway: In addition to covering the capital of Mallorca, the Palma subway connects the city with many of the places of interest on the island, so it is possible to get to Palma by subway from places like Manacor, Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla, Cala Pi, Lluchmajor or Sant Elm

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