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Palma de Mallorca
Travel Guide

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

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
4 out of 5
Avenida Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
The price is CA $126 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach, and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and Aqualand El ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (968 reviews)
Great Hotel!
"Great hotel, ultra clean and modern. Mainly geared towards a German market, but this isn't an issue, as the hotel is located in the German part of town. Would recommend"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
5 out of 5
Avd. Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
The price is CA $143 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of FAN Mallorca Shopping, Paseo Maritime, and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Mallorca Casino ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (715 reviews)
"Breakfast buffet was the best I've ever had - incredible! The pool areas were fantastic as were the rooms."

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2020

Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma
Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma
5 out of 5
Calle Marbella, 36, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $219 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Offering direct access to the beach, this Palma de Mallorca hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church and Playa de Palma. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (387 reviews)
"Nice , clean modern Hotel Right on the Beach at Ginger Beach Good Restaurants nearby Nice beach Good service Great view to the sea"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartamentos Delfín
Apartamentos Delfín
3.5 out of 5
Bartomeu Riutort 59, Palma de Mallorca
Located in Can Pastilla, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal are also within ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Fntastic 5 star place!!
"Amazing stay and beautiful place awesome location and staff couldn’t do anymore for us perfect perfect place can’t wait to return soon!!"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Apartamentos Delfín
The Hype Beach House
The Hype Beach House
3.5 out of 5
Carrer de la Grua 2, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $375 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal ...
The Hype Beach House
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
4 out of 5
Calle Caravel la, S/N, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
This Can Pastilla aparthotel is on the beach, 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from Aqualand El Arenal, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and La Rambla. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (759 reviews)
Grat family stay
"Great stay during the pandemic. Enjoyed the hospitality and the food was fresh and good quality."

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2020

Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Palma de Mallorca

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 22, 2020

A gorgeous little place with fabulous churches & art work & fabulous art nouveau blogs . Service industry very nice people. Hard time finding repeat restaurants . People & food @ st ambros & sa Volta excellent.

5/5 - Excellent

TDN

Oct 29, 2019

Beautiful, charming Old Town. Plenty to see no matter which street you walk down - many interesting shops, cafes, restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Danielle

Oct 18, 2019

Beautiful island to visit so many things to do great weather great friendly atmosphere everywhere we went wonderful food this was our second time back on the island and would love to go back again!!

4/5 - Good

SJ

Sep 30, 2019

Don’t stay at GPRO

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 25, 2019

Palma is a great area to stay in. There is a lot to see and close to the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

Christine

Aug 2, 2019

Wonderful restaurants shopping plenty of sights to see! Property is well located, wonderful beach, lots of good restaurants nearby. Close to Palma.

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