Things to do here
Palma is a city of sophistication and fun - and well worth taking the time to discover its many pleasures. The city’s old quarter, which is a must see for anyone spending some time in Palma, is defined by the immense Gothic cathedral. The immediate neighbourhood surrounding it consists of cobbled lanes with market stalls, one-off boutiques and eclectic shops. It’s also home to many restaurants and hotels and is an excellent base from which to explore the further delights of a city that combines history with contemporary flair.
One of Palma's best known seafood restaurants, at Caballito de Mar everything is sourced locally. It also boasts an outdoor terrace.
Chef Marc Fosh offers modern Mediterranean cooking in the eponymous Simply Fosh restaurant. Reservations are advised.
Built on the site of the 16th-century Royal Palace in central Palma, Hotel Tres mixes palazzo chic with Scandinavian minimalism.
- At Palma's port, the rooms in the 4-star Hotel Mirador are modern and very comfortable. There's a small gym and a spa with a heated pool in addition to a terrace with harbour views. It's a 20-minute walk from the centre of Palma.