Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca showing a beach as well as a large group of people

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

Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Carrer de la Carabela, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $68 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Can Pastilla, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Palma de Mallorca and FAN ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,010 reviews)
"Place was fantastic. Great location and hotel staff was very good"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hotel HM Alma Beach
4 out of 5
Carrer de Bellamar, 7, Can Pastilla, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $111 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Can Pastilla, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Palma de Mallorca and FAN ...
4.2/5Excellent! (230 reviews)
"Excellent !! great staff Zaira is so attentive and the buffet cooks are awesome !!! Javier at the front desk make me feel so relax and helpful during my stay !!! I’ll come back 😃"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hotel Caballero
Hotel Caballero
4 out of 5
Carrer de Neopatria, 3, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. Aqualand El Arenal ...
4.2/5Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Pool is nice, perfect for sunning. The rooms are small and elevator is tiny. The free breakfast is great and the location is excellent, 5 minutes from the beach! We highly recommend."

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2021

Hotel Caballero
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Hotel Condor
Hotel Condor
3 out of 5
Carrer de la Mar Aràbiga, 1, Palma de Mallorca
The price is CA $85 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Palma, El Arenal Beach, and Platja de Can Pastilla. Port of El Arenal and Aqualand ...
3.9/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
"This is probably a 2-star. The property could do with renovations. Rooms are dirty (mosquitoes) and old TV and air-conditioners. The reception does multi-tasking and is often found in kitchen, bar or elsewhere chilling listening to music then helping customers at front desk. Breakfast was OK but ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Hotel Condor
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
4 out of 5
Calle Caravel la, S/N, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Nestled on the beach, this Can Pastilla aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand El Arenal, La Rambla, and Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca. Cathedral of ...
4.2/5Excellent! (763 reviews)
"Great location, right on the beach. Breakfast was amazing. I will go back."

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2021

Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Houm Plaza Son Rigo
Aparthotel Houm Plaza Son Rigo
4 out of 5
Villagarcía de Arosa, 8, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $127 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca aparthotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Palma, Platja de Can Pastilla, and El Arenal Beach. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (223 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly & close to the beach. Very clean. I did not like the beds as they were two twins put together & they would pull apart often. But other than that our stay was amazing."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2019

Aparthotel Houm Plaza Son Rigo
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