The origins of the city can be traced right back to the Roman Empire; Palma is believed to have been founded along with Puerto Pollensa in 123 AD. Nowadays, it offers visitors to the island both a lively evening scene and cultural haven. Whatever you experience here, you’re sure to see a different side of Majorca, ensuring that you’ll never be bored when roaming the city’s many boulevards and narrow streets.
You’ll find the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma (also known as Palma Cathedral or La Seu) here, which took almost 400 years to fully build from start to finish! However, you’ll also find modern shops and boutiques in Palma, offering everything from souvenirs and swimwear to more upmarket designer outfits.
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned sun during your time in Palma de Mallorca, head to C’an Pere Antoni. This is the closest beach to the city centre and lies near Palma Cathedral. It holds the heralded Blue Flag status and is 750 metres of clean golden sands with shallow waters to the front. It’s just as popular with the locals as with tourists, with sunbeds and parasols to rent and numerous bars to enjoy a holiday cocktail at.
Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands, situated on the south coast of Majorca on the bay of Palma. Palma de Mallorca Airport is almost 10 kilometres east of the city.