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Palma de Mallorca

Travel Guide
Palma de Mallorca featuring a beach as well as a large group of people

Scenic beaches, historic castles, museums and an aquarium make up this picturesque city on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Palma de Mallorca is the picturesque capital of the Balearic Islands. Many travelers are attracted to the area’s sandy beaches and historic center filled with ancient churches, castles and museums. Visit the national park, the aquarium and other significant landmarks.

Sunbathe on Cala Mondrago Beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea. Enjoy picturesque views and tranquil settings on the coast. Just east of this area are many resorts around the Palma Beach district.

Visit the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in the city center and admire its baroque façade and elegant windows. Explore arcades, tombs and columns in the building’s interior. From the Palma Cathedral, a giant gothic structure, enjoy views of the sea and the Parc de la Mar (Park of the Sea). The collections and exhibits at Es Baluard Modern Art Museum include more than 500 works of art from contemporary artists. Take the kids to see colorful fish at the Palma Aquarium, where you can dive with sharks and learn about marine life.

Discover the 14th-century gothic Bellver Castle west of the city. It is remarkable due to its circular shape, rare among European castles.

See Lluc Monastery in the island’s northwest area. Take a walking tour to appreciate the remarkable architecture and listen to its famous boys’ choir. While in this part of the island visit the charming Port de Soller Lighthouse.

Make a trip to Cabrera National Park, a group of islands south of Mallorca. Join a guided boat tour of the preserved area to see exotic animals, such as the sargantana lizard.

Reach Palma de Mallorca by flying to the island from most major European cities. Get a bus or taxi or drive a rental car from the airport to the city center, a journey of about 5 miles (8 kilometers). You can also get to the city by ferry from Spanish cities including Barcelona.

Palma de Mallorca is an ideal spot for a vacation, whether you want to relax by the beach, discover rare and exotic wildlife or learn about art and history.

Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hotel HM Alma Beach
4 out of 5
Carrer de Bellamar, 7, Can Pastilla, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$211 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Can Pastilla, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Platja d'Or and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.2/5Excellent! (217 reviews)
"The sky pool was nice. I had a bedroom with a window facing a wall and not enough natural light."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

Hotel HM Alma Beach
Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
4 out of 5
C/ Pins, 26, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$215 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Located in Can Pastilla, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cala Estancia and Playa de Palma. Platja de Can Pastilla and Platja d'Or are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Great hotel. Lovely food. Rooms nice and clean but not spacious."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Hotel JS Palma Stay - Adults Only
Hotel Caballero
Hotel Caballero
4 out of 5
Carrer de Neopatria, 3, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$251 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"The staff is extremely helpful and nice! The location is also good."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020

Hotel Caballero
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The Hype Beach House
The Hype Beach House
3.5 out of 5
Carrer de la Grua 2, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$515 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal ...
The Hype Beach House
Apartamentos Tres Torres
Apartamentos Tres Torres
3 out of 5
C/ Trobadors, n 5, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
The only place I'll stay in Mallorca!
"This is the second time I've stayed here when in Mallorca, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The management and staff are incredibly kind and always friendly. It's awesome to have a whole apartment, rather than a small room when you're going on holiday. The apartments are spacious, clean and have ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2021

Apartamentos Tres Torres
Apartamentos Delfín
Apartamentos Delfín
3.5 out of 5
Bartomeu Riutort 59, Palma de Mallorca
Located in Can Pastilla, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal are also within ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Fntastic 5 star place!!
"Amazing stay and beautiful place awesome location and staff couldn’t do anymore for us perfect perfect place can’t wait to return soon!!"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Apartamentos Delfín
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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