Welcome to Mallorca
What to see in Mallorca
The city of Palma has changed considerably thanks to constant urban planning and extensive renovation of the old town. The so-called 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' is today more beautiful than ever, and the Mediterranean flair that attracts millions of visitors every year is evident in every corner. In 2015, the British publication "The Sunday Times" chose Palma as the best place in the world to live.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria, known as the Cathedral of Majorca or La Seu, is the main religious emblem of the island of Majorca. Built facing the sea between the 14th and 16th centuries, it is the jewel of Gothic architecture on the island, and houses 59 windows and 5 rose windows inside that come together to create a unique visual experience. Highlights include the large rose window and the works of Gaudí and Barceló.
The spit of land called Cap de Formentor is located in the municipality of Pollença at the northernmost tip of the island of Mallorca. It is a narrow peninsula 20 kilometres long that the Mallorcans affectionately call the "meeting point of the winds".
The marvellous Natural Park of S'Albufera de Mallorca, located between the municipalities of Muro and Sa Pobla in the north of the island, is the largest wetland area in Mallorca. With more than 1,700 hectares, it is separated from the sea by a line of dunes. The almost constant flooding of most of the Natural Park conditions and favours the growth of vegetation Las diversas especies de plantas dan cobijo y alimento a multitud de animales. More than 250 species of birds, 26 species of fish and frogs, snakes and turtles can be seen in the waters of the Albufera.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Serra de la Tramuntana Natural Site is one of the best examples of the perfect integration of the human footprint with nature, offering as a result an extremely interesting mixture of culture, heritage and nature. It extends over the territory of 20 municipalities, from Andratx to Pollença. Picturesque villages such as Sóller, Fornalutx, Deià, Valldemossa, Banyalbufar, Estellencs, Sant Elm or Galilea show you the countless details of what life is like in the surroundings of this mountain range. sistema montañoso.
Located 17 kilometres from Palma, Valldemossa is a village that attracts the visitor, not only because of its beautiful surroundings, with pine forests and high mountains of the Tramuntana, but also because its narrow streets, full of flowers and dressed in stone, preserve its natural charm. Valldemossa has attracted the attention of many artists and painters for years. Nowadays, several renowned painters live in the village.
"Mallorca is paradise, if you can resist it", Gertrude Stein told Robert Graves (London 1895-Deià 1985) during an interview in 1929. The small village of Deià, located on the west coast of Mallorca, is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. Perched on a mountain and overlooking the Mediterranean, Deià has for many years been a magnet for famous artists, writers and creative people in general, the best known being the famous writer Robert Graves.
Shaped by the caresses of the wind and the continuous coming and going of the waves over time, Cape Formentor is the northernmost point of the island and one of the most spectacular places in Mallorca. The best time to visit is at sunset, when the evening sky turns reddish colours to envelop the curves of the landscape, filling it with light and magic.
What to do in Mallorca
The beaches of Mallorca have nothing to envy to those of Southeast Asia or the Caribbean. In addition, the island has all kinds of beaches to suit everyone's style.
Mallorca has more than 300 beaches along its coastline. There are all kinds of beaches, from beaches to enjoy with the whole family and with all kinds of facilities for tourists to small secluded coves where you can enjoy the sea in a more intimate way.
Mallorca has around 70 wineries. In recent years, many winegrowers have opened the doors of their wineries for wine tastings and guided tours. One of the most famous routes is the Binissalem route, which includes the central villages of the island: Santa María del Camí, Consell, Binissalem, Sencelles and Santa Eugenia.
A journey through the different periods, discovering the artistic and cultural heritage of the city. Palma de Mallorca has a great wealth of monuments. These include The Palma City Hall in Plaça de Cort, the Patios of Can Vivot, Casal Sollerich, Can Oms and Can Bordils, the Arch of La Almudaina, the Cathedral of Mallorca (La Seu), the only Gothic temple located by the sea, the Royal Palace of the Almudaina, the Bishop's Garden, the Museum of Mallorca, Dalt Murada, the old city wall, S'Hort del Rei, La Lonja, Passeig de Sagrera and Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
The de Santa Catalina neighbourhood is one of the most authentic in Palm , an unrivalled meeting place famous throughout the island for its traditional Saturday vermouth. This event starts in the Santa Catalina Market and spreads to the different bars that are based in this area of the city.
International fashion and the most exclusive local brands come together in Jaime III, El Borne and Sant Miquel, the most important shopping streets in the historic centre of Palma and three authentic historic jewels of the city. Enjoy a unique shopping session and delight in the natural charm of these streets of the most authentic Palma.
The Serra de Tramuntana offers a great variety and beuaty of flora and fauna Moreover, as you walk throught it, you can appreciate the solidity of its walls, walls and paths, all built using the 'dry-stone' technique: a human contribution that, despite the time that has passed, still allows hikers to walk through this incomparable landscape in a safe and agile way.
Made up of 18 islands and islets, the Cabrera Archipelago is located 15 kilometres south of Mallorca. It is home to more than 450 botanical species and some 200 types of fish that enjoy its excellent seabed, as well as being an excellent stopover point for the migration of more than 150 types of birds. Discover the untouched beauty of the uninhabited island of Cabrera on a boat trip. After seeing its impressive coves, bays, cliffs, clear waters and a boiling sea world, you won't be able to resist taking a dip in the turquoise waters of the famous Blue Cave.
Patiently formed as a beautiful whim of nature that extends up to 25 metres deep, the Caves of Drach in Mallorca are an authentic spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites that hover over beautifully illuminated underground lakes.
One of Mallorca's main attractions is its wooden railway that connects Palma and Sóller, a train that originally transported fruit from the Sóller valley to the capital. The train has its own station in Palma (next to the intermodal station) and takes about an hour to cover a 27 kilometre journey through the centre of Palma before it winds its way through the unknown landscapes of Mallorca's interior through olive groves and old fincas as it winds its way through the rugged Tramuntana mountain range before winding down at the charming Port of Sóller.
Mallorca's markets are an excellent way to get to know the island and the local people. Every day from 9:00 to 13:30h, there are several markets, the most important being the Sunday market in Pollensa. Other good markets to visit are the markets of Santa Maria (also on Sundays), Sineu (on Wednesdays) and Inca (on Thursdays).