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Destination of the month

Welcome to Palma de Mallorca

For many visitors, Mallorca's capital is simply the gateway to the island’s resort destinations but Palma is very much a city worth taking time to explore.

Flying to Mallorca

Aer Lingus flies to Palma from May 1 - September 30, 2019
Ryanair flies to Palma from April 1 - October 25, 2019

Palma de MallorcaMay 1 - September 30, 2019Book Flights
Palma de MallorcaApril 1 - October 25, 2019Book Flights

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. 

To Eat

  1. One of Palma's best known seafood restaurants, at Caballito de Mar everything is sourced locally. It also boasts an outdoor terrace.
     
  2. Chef Marc Fosh offers modern Mediterranean cooking in the eponymous Simply Fosh restaurant. Reservations are advised.

To Stay

  1. Built on the site of the 16th-century Royal Palace in central Palma, Hotel Tres mixes palazzo chic with Scandinavian minimalism.
     
  2. 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.
     

Cathedral Cultural

Palma’s vast cathedral is the city's major architectural landmark. Its stunning interior features were designed in part by Antoni Gaudí. A must see. 
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Palau de l'Almudaina Historical

Originally an Islamic fort, the building was converted into a residence for the Mallorcan monarchs at the end of the 13th century. The Spanish royal family officially resides here in summer. Address: Carrer del Palau Reial

Banys Àrabs Historical

These modest Arab baths are the single most important remaining monument to the Muslim domination of the island, although all that survives are two small underground chambers. Address: Carrer de Serra 7

Palau March Museum

This house was just one of several residences of the phenomenally wealthy March family. Sculptures by Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin and Barbara Hepworth feature on the outdoor terrace with artwork from some of Spain’s most prominent artists decorating the interior of the house. Address: Carrer del Palau Reial 18