Everything in the Cathedral of Palma is immense. They say that the gothic rose window is the biggest in the world and it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true, as it’s almost impossible to get the whole façade in a picture, even with a wide angle lens. It has a special location, on top of the walls of ancient Palma, right in the historic quarters of the city.
If we go at about 12 in the afternoon we can see how the sun passes through the rose window and how the light decomposes into hundreds of colors that beautifully light up the cathedral. It was declared a historic monument in 1931. Construction on the cathedral began in 1229, but it wasn’t finished until 1601.
In addition to its historic and religious relevance, since 2007 Saint Peter’s chapel was decorated by the artists Miquel Barceló. It’s a work of art that has as many detractors as supporters, but it’s worth seeing and making up your mind. Barceló tried to capture the miracle of the bread and the fish in clay, with cracks like it were in a cave, not a chapel.
It's interior houses the Museum of the City's History and the Chapel of San Marcos. This castle hosts numerous cultural activities and weddings. In fact, I attended a wedding in the castle and it was wonderful and beautiful. To photograph a woman so happy that day by these walls was beautiful.
El Tren de Soller was created to improve communication between Sóller and Palma, but it's become a trip for tourists over the years. Fifteen years ago the train had a mail wagon for goods, animals and letters. In fact the postman had it very comfortable when he was choosing the letters. I don't recommend the round trip, only go one way.
This beach is very beautiful .... Although I visited during the winter, it is a very quiet place, especially if you want time to reflect or simply to breathe fresh air and relax a while ... To see the surf .. Enjoy and admire the view ...... Especially if you enjoy watching the sunset, without a doubt I would recommend it .....
It's a beautiful city in summer or any other season. I've just arrived home and I want to go back! For those thinking about going I recommend you look at the offer to stay in Iberostar Hotels. There's nothing like this city and on top of that, you ca make savings!
Spectacular Aquarium de Palma. You can see all types of fish, jellyfish, spectacular corals, starfish touch, and also has a giant tank with sharks. Beautiful tropical and Mediterranean fish. Great to go to with kids. Pirate ship and shows the little ones. If you take swimsuits, you can swim. I appreciated its respect for nature. A place of inspiration and relaxation.
The Almudaina Royal Palace is situated right next to the cathedral. Within its walls history of the Balearic Islands can be found, distinguished by their characteristics of Muslim art. Currently used by the King as an official residence for state ceremonies and receptions during the summer.
I agree, one of the spectacular things about this club is the elevator which allows you to admire the entire port of Palma. Beautiful views. As has been already said, it is a club where you can see famous people hanging around. Not a cheap place but to go at least once to see it is worth it.
To reach the area home to the cathedral, we walked down a few old looking, and very pretty, streets. The houses are peculiar, and there's the well-known Arch of Almudaina before you reach the Parque del Mar and Seu. There is a hotel area is a very rustic style, reminding us of the Middle Ages, or at least to me, who is a little weird.
52 kilometres or so from downtown is the Cala Santanyi, a beautiful tourist area where you can enjoy the views and the beach. The beauty of Palma's sea never stops to amaze me. This is a popular beach for tourists, just 6 kilometres from Santanyi. From the beach, there's a small road that leads to Pontàs, a rock eroded by the waves that seems like a bridge into the water, which is a must-see if you're in the area. It has the usual facilities of loungers, umbrellas, showers and kitesurfing. Next to the beach, there is a snack bar and surfboard rental. In the cove, there are lots of divers from one of the hotels that runs a small school.
Walking through the old town of Palma, you'll find a church, although I could not see all of it, just the back. Opening Hours are: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 to 10.30am and 5:00 to 8:00pm. It's free to enter and it's the only Gothic church in Mallorca of three ships, as well as Seo. Access to the church of Santa Eulalia takes place from the Plaça de Santa Eulalia, one of the oldest in the city. Also the same church was one of the first parishes of Palma, convert the existing mosque in Church.
I want to make you look for things, I know you like to look for secrets and on the facade of this City Hall there's the signature of the 2 architects who made it, a snail and a lizard. They put in vengeance with the mayor, who forbade them to be recognized as the architects. You know something more than the façade touches you upload a photo of each ;)
These are the gardens below the Almudaina Palace. The arched entrance is underneath. There is a very nice lake which is lovely in the evenings and inhabited by swans, but I didn't see one. There are gardens, statues and fountains ... From here you can go directly to the Cathedral La Seu and the Palacio de la Almudaina by going up some stairs and through an arch.
There is no end of fun stuff to do in Palma de Mallorca, as you'd expect from a city with so much history! Founded by the Romans in the year 120 BC, the historical and cultural heritage of Palma de Mallorca is reflected in the many palaces, villas and monuments of its historic center.
Presiding over the bay are the Palma Cathedral, popularly known as La Seu, and the Almudaina Palace, two of most popular things to see in Palma de Mallorca. From there, you can head to the Old Town which is home to many of the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca like the Episcopal Palace, the Oratorio de Sant Pau, the Palace of Can Solleric on Passeig del Born, one of liveliest streets of the city.
Another of the essential attractions in Palma de Mallorca is Bellver Castle, one of the few circular castles in the world. Of course, we can't mention Palma de Mallorca attractions without mentioning Mallorca's stunning beaches.
The beaches are some of the main attractions in Palma de Mallorca. Playa de Palma, Ciudad Jardin, and Cala Estancia are among the most popular local beaches.
Located in the neighborhood of Son Espanyolet, Poble Espanyol is another one of the most emblematic places to visit in Palma de Mallorca. It's a 6000 square meter outdoor park with reconstructions of the most representative monuments and buildings in Spain, like the Alhambra in Granada or the hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid. If you're still wondering what to do in Palma de Mallorca, have a look on minube and discover all the best Palma de Mallorca activities and attractions!