Palma de Mallorca



 

Palma de Mallorca

 
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island, it’s a modern settlement built in a wonderful bay, and it’s extremely rich in architectural attractions and monuments. The symbol of the city which defines the whole cityscape, is the monumental, white limestone colored La Sue cathedral. The huge sized cathedral is a unique sight from a distance and from up close too. Admiring it from a distance, the cathedral rules the beach promenade bordered by palm trees, and from up close, the tiny details make it special. The squares around the cathedral are surrounded by well-kept parks and promenades. Beside La Sue, the other most important attraction is the King Palace (Palau de l’Almudaina) which was built in the 14th century. The Spanish royal family is a regular guest in the city up to this day.

The two most important squares are Placa de Cort and the Placa Major, where the favored shopping malls, and designer shops can be found, the capital gives home to numerous galleries and art museums. By few minutes of walking the famous department store - El Corte Inglés is also reachable. Beside the coastline, by walking towards the edge of the city, we reach the yacht port, where we can see more and more beautiful ships and we can get insight into unbelievable wealth. Besides the huge sandstone cathedral and royal palace, it’s worth checking out castle Bellver (Castell de Bellver). The monumental castle built on the mountain can be seen almost anywhere from the city. From the city, flight of stairs and long winding roads lead as far as the entrance of the castle, from the castle we can overlook almost the entire city.

It’s also worth visiting the house of birth of Joan Miró, and take a look of the Church History Museum, in addition you must not miss the Calatrava maze which can be found in the old city. A walk in the old city offers a pleasant program, the seaside promenade along the port, with elegant hotels, as well as the best places of entertainment of the island.
 

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