If you haven't had the chance to visit Mallorca for yourself, go ahead and add it to your bucket list. You won't regret it. Pinky swear.
Palma de Mallorca and Majorca's Beaches.
Palma de Mallorca is located on the west coast of the island of Majorca, in the Baleares Archipelago, in Spain. The city is known for its Cathedral, its beaches and the yachting port. The airport is located near the city, and cars are available for rent for those who want to visit the island's many calas.
In the center of the city visitors will find the Seu, the city's Gothic Cathedral of Santa María de Palma. The cathedral is one of the city's tallest structures and can be seen from the beach. Inside the cathedral there is a wrought iron chandelier designed by Gaudi and a collection of ancient gold artifacts. The cathedral's square is one of the city's main squares, where visitors will be able to enjoy a drink in one of the terrazas that has views towards the ancient cathedral and the sea.
Near the Cathedral there are several shopping streets. There are many international boutiques and local brands, and this region is known for its leather products. Passeig des Born is a main street filled with shops and sidewalk terrazas.
The Bellver Castle was built by King Jaime II and is located near a large park. The castle has a circular shape and a circular courtyard, and there are four turrets overlooking the moat. It is now used as an archeology museum where visitors will be able to see many ancient statues, and is one of the city's main attractions.
Landmarks and Museums.
There are several museums in this town. The Museo Fundación Juan March is located in an ancient mansion and has several masterpieces by Miró, Picasso and several other local artists.
The city has Gothic buildings, many churches and large mansions. The Banys Arabs are the Arab baths, one of the Arab structures still standing in the city. The cupola is decorate with twelve columns.
Palma's harbour is filled with cafés and restaurants where visitors can enjoy local food and wine. The harbour water front has many private yachts owned by celebrities and royalty, and several cruise ships can be seen near the coast.
Beaches and Natural Parks.
The beaches are one of the city's and the island's main attractions. Visitors will be able to enjoy water sports, explore coves and rent sailing boats and explore the nearby islands. Cala Major is one of the beaches closest to Palma, an option for those who want some beach relax during their city break. S'Amador is another one of the island's beaches, with its golden sands and views. Located a short distance away from the city, Es Trenc is a natural beach with clear water and white sand. Alcudia beach is known for its shallows waters. Another popular beach is Cala Mondrago, located in the Mondrago Natural Park. Visitors will be able to explore the natural park before heading off to the beach, located on the south east of the island. The beaches of Magaluf are one of the island's main party spots, where many bars, clubs and discos are located.