Majorca’s capital Palma
Palma is Majorca’s capital and brings a little bit of city life to the island which is known for its beaches and lovely holiday spots. People who visit Majorca by plane start their trip in Palma, as the airport is situated approximately 8 km outside of town. Most of the tourists continue their trip by bus, going to their exact holiday destination on the island which can be basically anywhere. Only few people stay in the city of Palma for their holiday. There are several tourists staying over the weekend though. Apart from the locals there are thousands of visitors running around the streets, photographing and sightseeing. This Mixture of cultures provides a very special Spanish atmosphere with international influences.
The Cathedral la Seu is a place of interest on Majorca. It is a roman catholic church which James I of Aragon started to built in 1229. It was finished just a little over a hundred years ago, in 1904 by Antoni Gaudi. It is situated right between the sea and the old part of the city of Palma. If you want to look at it from the inside you will have to pay 4 € admission fee. The only possibility to see it for free is to visit a mass. It is definitely worth it. You shouldn’t miss out on this one!
Palma’s old part of the city is not only architectural interesting but is a shopping paradise as well. Small shops as well as huge department stores display the latest fashion of well-known international designers as well as of Spanish fashion artist.
Tourists who want to combine a city trip with a relaxing day on the beach can take advantage of several beaches situated just outside of town. Magaluf and Palma Nova to name just a few places near Palma are famous and popular tourist spots offering a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs.
Whatever you are looking for during your trip to Palma… the rich variety of Palma will deliver it!