Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca showing a sandy 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

Iberostar Cristina
Iberostar Cristina
4 out of 5
Calle Bartomeu Xamena, s/n, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,771 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Palma and La Porciuncula Church. El Arenal Beach is ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (894 reviews)
"Everything perfect"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Iberostar Cristina
Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Carrer de la Carabela, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
Located in Can Pastilla, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Playa de Palma and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from El Arenal Beach. Platja de Can Pastilla and Platja d'Or ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Natalia and Margarita were superb"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2021

Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Nixe Palace Hotel
Nixe Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Avenida Joan Miro 269, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is Rs10,822 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Palma de Mallorca hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marivent Palace and Cala Mayor Beach. Port of Palma de Mallorca and Porto Pi Centro ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Wonderful welcome when we checked in with sparkling wine, friendly and professional service, nice room, and amazing view of the Mediterranean. The hotel is right on a great, lively beach. Can’t beat it!"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2021

Nixe Palace Hotel
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Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
4 out of 5
Calle Caravel la, S/N, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is Rs3,989 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Can Pastilla aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand El Arenal, Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and La Rambla. Auditorium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (784 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful, everything was great. Travelled with 3 kids, stayed on the 4th floor, kitchenette woth all appliances you need. Pool for both kids and older. Indoor one as well. Sauna, gym. Staff friendly. Covid test done there. Beach you just cross the road. Lots of restaurants and shops close ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Palma Suites Aparthotel
Palma Suites Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Plaça Mercadal, 8, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is Rs8,813 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Almacenes El Águila, Plaza Espana and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (347 reviews)
"It was very clean, well located and the staff was friendly and helpful. Great stay!"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Palma Suites Aparthotel
Fil Suites Turismo de Interior
Fil Suites Turismo de Interior
4 out of 5
Carrer de la Ferreria 14, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
The price is Rs8,040 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fundacion Juan March and La Rambla. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (238 reviews)
"The hotel was within minutes of the main shopping areas of Palma, surrounded by a cluster of excellent restaurants. Despite its central position the rooms was silent at night. Eight minute walk from the bus and train station, and the station for the historic train to Soller. Ten minute walk from ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Fil Suites Turismo de Interior
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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