Unique Places in Palma de Mallorca

  • Valldemossa
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  • tram coming from port de Soller
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    Day Trips

    by Redang Updated Jun 9, 2011

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    Once in Palma de Mallorca, if you have time, I recommend to visit some other places not far from the city (the distances within the island are not long actually):

    - Valldemossa: 20 kms.: An old Monastery that was inhabited by Carthusian monks and where Frédéric Chopin and George Sand spent the winter of 1.838-1.839.
    - Soller: 25 kms.: Beautiful village.
    - Port d’Andratx: 34 kms.
    - Manacor: 50 kms.: Important centre of pearl production.
    - Alcudia beach: 57 kms.: Beautiful bay and beaches
    - Cuevas del Drach/Drach Caves: 68 kms.
    - Artá Caves: 78 kms. (www.cuevasdearta.com)

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    Es Baluard

    by Redang Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    This is a modern and contemporary art museum located in the old defence bastion of Palma.

    I bring this tip for some reason: You can enjoy some sculptures outside the venue itself, there is a bar where you can relax having a drink or coffee, and the views of the bay and the sunset are great.

    * Address
    Plaça de la Porta de Santa catalina, 10
    01012 Palma (Mallorca)
    Bus: 1, 3, 15, 25, 46 and 50

    - Fax: (+34) 971 908 203

    Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

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    mallorca museum

    by tanneddarling Written Nov 4, 2006

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    this museum is hidden away in the old part of mallorca - but it is well worth the effort of finding it.
    i didn´t think it was very well advertised - but it is marked on the palma map that you can obtain FREE OF CHARGE from any tourist office
    "museo de mallorca" in spanish.

    there are exhibitions of finds from all over the island - from pre-historic to roman, greek and islamic times.

    palma was a very important port in the old world and continues to be until present day.

    the entrance is FREE OF CHARGE and they will even guard your rucksacks and bags free of charge.

    it will take you about 30 mins to an hour to look at all the exhibits. signage is in mallorcian (like catalan), spanish and english. the translation to english is pretty good (unlike in some other places.

    you can take home a souvenir copy of the exhibits - they are pretty good and not too pricey either! they have mini statues, earrings and posters etc.

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    magaluf

    by tanneddarling Written Nov 4, 2006

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    magaluf´s not really off the beaten path in summer- but it was deserted in november.

    the bus cost about 3 euros each way from palma de mallorca and passed through several other villages and tourist resorts.
    you can buy a travel card and get a discount off this.

    we ate in a seafront/ beach restaurant called the happy house - and the girl spoke both spanish and english. the meals were cheap and good. we had pizza and a half chicken with chips and salad. all for about 10-15 euros. they have lots of good deals.

    also bought some perfume from a perfume shop - and it was cheaper than the offer at the airport and came with a free lacoste bag - so it was a good deal

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    Oranges, clementines and citruses galore!

    by jwayne77 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    Take time to explore the eastern part of the island. I recommend the traveller to take the train from Palma to Soller. It is cheap and will make you go through some very nice scenery. Once you reach Soller, walk through the mountains to Port de Soller. Along the way, you'll encounter scores of Orange trees and other type of fruits found on the island. Bring a big bag, fill it, and walk peacefully to the seaside. Voila!

    Sorry, but I couldn't resist the temptation..

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    Na Burguesa

    by Mique Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    There is this spot called Naburguesa. I'm not sure wether the mountain is called that way or maybe something else. Anyways, if you want to head up the mountain with the statue on top, then the signs 'Naburguesa' is what you should follow. It is not easy to find the road to this place but it is well worth the effort (or maybe it is better indicated by now). The view over Palma is amazing. If you go there by night, take care. The road winds its way up..

    Apparently there is a restaurant and terras of sorts on top now..

    Palma by night

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    An interesting Arrow Loop at Bellver Castle

    by dlytle Updated Apr 17, 2004

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    For the women reading this tip, I am sorry but this is one point of interest that you cannot see for yourself. However, if you are a man going to Bellver Castle, take a side trip into the mens toilet to see a magnificently preserved arrow loop. I took this picture which plainly shows how much room the archers of the day had on their side of the arrow loop and how little exposure they suffered from attackers on the outside of the castle.

    For those of you unfamiliar with these, an Arrow Loop is an opening in any type of fortification wall, usually shaped like a key hole, vertical slit or cross, that allows an archer to fire his weapon with a great amount of protection.

    This was a spot from which the ancient citizens had manned these walls in times of war in defense of the castle.

    Arrow Loop at Bellver Castle
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    Ancient Palma was a walled city

    by dlytle Written Oct 8, 2003

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    It may be said that the history of Mallorca is as long as its coastline. Were it not for the 3,439 miles (5,547 km) of coast, we can be very sure that the island's past, present and future would be very different.

    Mallorca, like other major islands of the Mediterranean, has attracted a cornucopia of conquerors, invaders, settlers and tourists, who have all contributed to its richness and vital history. Its port is one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The city has numerous architectural treasures, among them the ancient walls of the city, constructed by the Moors in the style of a Casbah, or walled city. As you are taking tours or just walking the streets near the harbor you will be able to see that Palma's ancient walls, its roots if you will, are still visible, although often obscured by high-rise hotels.

    Palma's ancient walls - near the harbor
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    Interesting dual lights for Traffic Lights

    by dlytle Updated Oct 8, 2003

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    As I was walking around the Passeig Des Born pedestrian street in Palma, Mallorca, I noticed something interesting about the traffic lights. On each pole, there were two lights. The upper light had the normal red, yellow and green sections one expects of a traffic light.

    The lower light, however, only glowed either red or green. It had no yellow lens.

    My wife suggested that the reason for this was that so many of the automobiles were small that the roofline of the car cuts off their view of the upper light and therefore a lower light makes the streets safer.

    Neither of us know if this is the real explanation but it sounded reasonable to me. But whatever the reason they use them, I thought I would point them out so you will also be on the lookout for these unusual lights.

    Upper and Lower street lights in Palma
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    This would only interest...

    by sannabanana Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This would only interest fellow Finns! The suomi baari!! We had to go check it out and have a pint. This is the place you will find the finns that go abroad to whine about the heat and eat traditional finnish food... LOL.

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  • the cyberspot to visit, to...

    by fiolito Written Aug 24, 2002

    the cyberspot to visit, to collect your email via yachtemail.com You will find this place after resturant La Lubina at the comercial key opposite the Cathedral. Meet there Jan or Aalt, two crazy dutchmen who run this place.

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    Iglesia de Montision/Church of Montision)

    by Redang Written Nov 28, 2009

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    Baroque style from the 16th century and erected where once there was a singogue.

    - Address:
    Carrer Monti-Sion, 22
    07001 Palma (Mallorca)

    - Tel.: (+34) 971 71 14 81

    Church of Montision (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) Church of Montision (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

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    Hoopoe

    by pugwashman Updated May 2, 2007

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    We spotted a Hoopoe on our visit to Castell de Bellver.
    Not something we see back in England so thought it was worth a mention, though it appears they are quite common in Mallorca.
    He was so cute !

    A Hoopoe
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    Naburguesa mountains, near the city

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 27, 2006

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    Near Palma U'll find Naburguesa mountains. Go there and spend some hours trekking or mountain biking, there are lot of trails that go up and down showing U beatifull views of the seashore...

    The city at sunrise Mountains Esporlas valley Sunrise at the seashore Mountains in the horizon
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    Dragonera island

    by ncfg Updated Dec 13, 2003

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    In the photo you can see an island with a dragon's form, well is la Dragonera Island.
    It is quite amazing the similarity of the island with a dragon.
    Enlarge the photo to see it better.

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