Sightseeing in Palma

Sightseeing in Palma

Mallorca´s capital city of Palma is where the journey will begin right after landing at the Son San Juan Airport. Reaching Palma city centre will only take an approximate 10 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Once in Palma centre, the sea front line is the first thing you will be able to appreciate upon arrival. Here the visitor will be able to see down the road the beautiful blue sea with bright sun tinkling on it and a hundred of boats and yachts along the promenade. And on the other side the road the imposing cathedral called La Seu with its powerful Gothic style which gives the absolute protagonist of the bay as well as the Palace of the Almudaina which seems to welcome the just arrived visitor.

The astonishing blue sea is something that undoubtedly marks the character of the city, but Palma is not just sea and beach. This beautiful city has much more to offer and will surely make visitors feel like walking through an open-air museum with its hundreds of little streets that invite to walk around for hours, streets that are impregnated with rich history in every neighbourhood and every corner, showing its secrets to those who visit for the first time and enchanting them with its mysterious beauty and rich culture.

Archaeological findings in the area also show the existence of a city back to the Roman time. But its expansion as an urban centre only begun by the 10th century with the Arab presence and later with the presence of Jaume I who took over the city around the 13th century. Nowadays, some of the places of interest to visit in Palma for the ones interested in culture and history will be La Lonja, a beautiful building of gothic style that used to be a school of merchandise and of shipbuilders. For the ones interested in arts and culture the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Es Baluard and Fundació la Caixa are the places to be. And for the ones that want to shop the Passeig del Born will be heaven on earth with its little boutiques and a number of prestigious brand stores.

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