The city of Palma is steeped in history, culture and architecture, attracting visitors who do not just want to laze on the beach all day.
Located in the middle of the Bay of Palma on the south coast of Majorca, the city does not have its own beach but the beach resorts of C'an Pastilla and Cala Mayor are just 4 miles away.
All through the year the city is host to many concerts, theater productions, ballet productions, festivals and exhibitions. Although most people come here for the culture and history, there are still some good nightclubs, restaurants and bars in the El Terreno district of the city which is the center of the islands gay and lesbian community.
The hotels here are of a very high standard, the best being on the Paseo Maritimo to the west of the city.
Places to Visit
Most of the sights to see are in the old town.
La Seu Cathedral
Church of Santa Eulalia
Convento de San Francisco
La Lonja Cultural Center
Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation Art Exhibition
Palau March Museum
Es Baluard Museum
Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art
The Almudaina Palace
The Arab Baths
The Town Hall
Parc de la Mar (open-air concerts are held here)
The Passeig des Born (a tree-lined walk to the sea)
The climate here is typically Mediterranean with dry hot summers. During the summer the average temperature is 29-31C with temperatures dipping to 5-9C in the winter.
To experience the city of Palma there are always direct holidays available that can be booked via the internet.
Cheap holidays to the wonderful island of Majorca can be enjoyed by all the family, there is something for everyone at this beautiful destination.