We will visit Palma de Mallorca, the heart of the Balearic Islands. It is usually a very busy city especially in summer, when thousands of tourists come for the good weather and also for the plans it offers. Enjoy our proposal of activities to do in Palma de Mallorca
Plans forto do in Palma de Mallorca
The following list of activities to do in Palma de Mallorca are designed for all ages. Pay attention and reserve time to enjoy them all.
1. Visit the cathedral of Palma de MallorcaCathedral - Val Thoermer
It is the great monument of the city, located in the historic center of Palma. In Mallorcan it is known as La Seu, which is the name the cathedrals received at the time of the Crown of Aragon.
Its construction began on an old mosque during the thirteenth century, after the conquest of Mallorca. He rose in honor of Saint Mary in gratitude for protecting the Christian troops from death.
However, the construction did not finish until the seventeenth century, already with a Gothic style of Levantine. It is surrounded by the ancient Roman and Renaissance walls that once protected the city. The visit costs 7 euros for adults and for children it is free.
2. Meet Bellver CastleBellver Castle - Nikiforov Alexande
Next to the cathedral of Mallorca, it is another of the most representative monuments to visit. It was built by order of King James II of Mallorca during the fourteenth century. His style is gothic and his plant is circular. It is considered the oldest castle with these characteristics in Europe.
Visiting it is one of the most interesting activities in Palma de Mallorca, since its interior houses the City History Museum. In addition, from the terrace you can see spectacular views of both the city and the sea.
The entrance costs 4 euros, although there are discounts for pensioners and young people. However, on Sundays and holidays you can visit the castle for free, but not the museum.
3. Visit the Royal Palace of La AlmudainaAlmudaina Palace - Romas_Photo
It is the official residence of the kings of Spain during their stay in the islands. Its construction was carried out throughout the fourteenth century, from the structure of a Muslim palace. It is Gothic in style and has wonderful rooms, such as the Audience Hall.
The visit of the palace is priced at 7 euros, although there are reduced rates for various groups. However, It is one of the free plans that can be made in Palma de Mallorca, since access is free on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 in the afternoon from October to March and from 5 to 8 from April to September.
4. Enjoy the beaches of Palma de MallorcaPalma de Mallorca - Andrés Nieto Porras / Flickr.com
It is one of the things to do in Palma de Mallorca without discussion: enjoy its beaches. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world go to bathe and enjoy them. In fact, they are one of the great claims of the Balearic Islands.
In Palma de Mallorca there are several beaches. The first is Garden City: it has a length of 500 meters and next to it runs a very popular promenade. There is also the Ca'n Pere de Antoni, which continues along the promenade. From there you can see the cathedral of Santa Maria.
However, The most popular of all is the beach of Palma. It is 4.5 kilometers long and connects with the previous beach through the promenade. In addition, there are two fantastic coves: Cala Mayor, near the hotels, and Cala Estancia, with shallow water and, therefore, ideal for children.
5. Enjoy the night in Palma de MallorcaPalma de Mallorca - Antonio Gravante
Being a place so frequented by tourists, especially in summer, Palma de Mallorca is an ideal destination to go out at night, as is the case on the neighboring island of Ibiza.
Thus, In the area of the promenade, Santa Catalina, the Port or the Lonja there are many bars. Also some discos, live music venues and even casinos. In short: an offer of activities to do in Palma de Mallorca during the night for all tastes.
6. Visit the Palma AquariumPalma Aquarium - Dave Brookes / Flickr.com
This last activity is ideal for traveling with children. It is an aquarium founded in 2007 and has 700 different species of marine animals. All of them come from different parts of the world: Mediterranean, Indian, Atlantic and Pacific.
It is very fun for children to visit their facilities, since for them it is new to see animals that they could never see in other places of the world. Ideal to have a good time with your family! Admission costs 22 euros for adults and 14 for children.
"Life is the way travel is, it is not what you lived, but the only thing you remember, and how you remember to tell it."
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez-
These are some of the activities you can do in Palma de Mallorca, although there will always be a walk through the port or try some of the most famous dishes of Mallorcan cuisine. Do not miss it!