Fun things to do in Palma de Mallorca

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    from Plaza Rei Joan Carles I down to the sea

    by mindcrime Updated Jun 25, 2012

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    From Plaza Mayor you can stroll into the maze of alleys (we did this the first day) or get out on the main road and walk down from plaza Rei Joan Carles I.

    Although cars come and go on the side you can walk on the nicely decorated with flowers passages Paggeig des Born and Avgda d’Antoni Maura.

    There are many restaurants and cafes there but they focus on tourists so except expensive prices and usually bad service.

    Ok, not much to do here, we just watched the people passing by and took pictures of some nice buildings (pic 3), of the flowers of course (pic 2) and some interesting statues (pics 4-5).

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    Placa d'Espanya

    by mindcrime Written Jun 24, 2012

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    Plaza de Espana is the main hub for every transport media across the island. Most visitors come here to catch a long distance bus to other towns, the train to Soller, the metro etc

    Beneath the bus station is a park (pic 3) while the square is dominated by a big statue (pics 1-2) of King of Aragon Jaume I known also as the Conqueror. He created the Kingdom of Mallorca in 1229. The statue stands of a big rock that has been made by stones from the old city walls.

    The square houses some open air market some days but has nothing special to offer to the visitor except some famous fast food restaurants around. But did you really travelled to Spain to eat big mac??!

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    King's Garden

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 1, 2011

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    Along the bay side of the city is a nice park that stretches nearly the length of the old town section. It is peaceful there, and they have a couple of large pools of water besides. The gardens were a concept that happened in the 17th century to carve out a connection between the Upper and Lower sections of the city which had a river separating the two. Before that, Arabs constructed some of the gardens and pools as part of their theme of serenity by the La Almudaina Fortress. It dates back to 1200's.

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    Changing of the Guard

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 1, 2011

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    The changing of the guard dates back to 1808 when it was actually done for real. In 2010, they started a reenactment of the guard change of shifts to draw more tourists to the site. It is presented next to Almudaina fortress, and crowds get thick so get there early for a front row view.
    The presentation takes place only one day a month, on a SAturday at the last week of a month. The time is 12 noon, except on hot summer months; then it is held at 7:30PM. We were there that day. History behind this is the volunteers of a solid troop that became one of the more disciplined group.

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    Diocesan Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 1, 2011

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    The Episcopal Palace houses the museum of religious articles. It is located next to the DAli Murada square and close to the bay. There are two floors of items and relics and statuary. There displays are nice presented and many centuries old. They have crypts besides many pieces found in a typical church setting, but also including 200 art works from some famous known persons. After 6 years of refurbishment, the museum opened in 1916, even though the inside looks more modern today.
    It is open 10-2PM MOnday-Saturday and entry fee is 3 Euro

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    Majorca City Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 1, 2011

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    This is said to be a nice museum-but we were there when it was to be open and NOT. It has a courtyard inside and most of the displays includes living history of the Talayotic people who were original inhabitents. There is also items of display for the Islam ruling period here.
    Entry is free and it is to be open Monday-SAturday 10-5

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    "Palma Sightseeing" Tour Bus

    by starship Updated May 9, 2011

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    The brightly painted and decorated double-decker buses seen in the accompanying picture caught my eye here in Palma just near the Almudaina Palace and Le Seu Cathedral. I saw their counterparts in Barcelona too and I just really liked them. These eye-catching buses known here as the "Palma Citysightseeing" tour buses travel around the city stopping at about 15 of the most popular sights in the city of Palma such as La Rambla, Bellver Castle, Placa de Espanya, etc., and each stop corresponds with a regular bus stop so there is a little walking involved probably.

    The entire route takes about 80 minutes, but as the services runs roughly 12 hrs. a day beginning at 9:30 am during the summer months, you will have time to stop at each & every place you wish to explore, getting on and off as many times as you wish.

    If we had arrived knowing more of what there was to see in Palma, the sightseeing bus would have been the most practical way to see most of it and save a lot of wear and tear on the feet. I like the feature of the second "deck" of the bus being open (at least for good weather) because of the unobstructed views.

    The Palma Citysightseeing bus begins its route at the Antonio Maura-Plaza Reina where a bus arrives about every 20-25 minutes. I believe it is possible, however, to get on at any of the marked stops and pay for tickets. Tickets may also be purchased online in advance and are good for up to 3 months. Once the ticket has been used, it is good Commentary about sights is pre-recorded in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Swedish.

    These sightseeing tour buses run year round. The last departure is 8:00pm during the Summer. October through April hours are 9:30am to the last departure at 7:00pm.

    2007 prices: 15 Euros for adults; 7.5 Euros for children 5-15 yrs.

    UPDATE: 2011 - Prices remain the same virtually: 15 Euros adults; 7,5 Euros for children 8-16 This is better!! 7,5 Euros for adults 65 & over. Buses are wheelchair accessible!

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    North Mallorca

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 6, 2011

    Lot to choose from and sorry but I could say that Pollensa will not be my first choice. Pollensa is ok but places like Valldemosa (10min on car from Palma), Deia (20min in car from palma), Soller and its port (30min in car from palma throught the tunnel) will be my first choice before Pollensa. In Pollensa visit must visit 2 places, the Calvary on the center of the town, nice views from there. And the Puig de Na Maria right on the exit of the town, is a half hour walk up to an old sanctuary with an espectacular view of Pollensa, its bay, the nearby mountains and Formentor peninsula as well as Alcudia and Atalaya de Alcudia.

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    Best ice cream in Palma!

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 6, 2011

    La Boutique del Gelato, next to the hotel Melia Palas Atenea, and right on the Paseo Maritimo stroll. It is great, I use to go there often, they even have icecreams for diabetics, without sugar, my mom always ask for this kind of ice creams. They have opened a new place only one block from the actual place, on the terrace of the hotel Gran Melia Victoria. They have the best relation quality/price in Palma, that is for sure. I can even say that their quality is the best on Palma.

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    Use the city sightseeing bus

    by russian_yaz Written Aug 10, 2010

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    You want to know about the tourist bus, here is all the information you need it about it:
    http://www.mallorcatour.com/palma/infopalma_ing.html

    As you can see, price is 13 euros/adult and 6.50 for children. This bus is great if you will be short time on the city. I used the services of this bus on Milan, Sevilla and Barcelona and my advice is to use it, you will have a quick look of the city, and can hop on and off withou problems. There is a bus stop right on the dock when you leave the ship

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    Buildings: Parlamento de las Islas Baleares

    by Redang Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    Built in the 19th century, it belonged to the Círculo Mercantil ( the social club of the high bourgeoisie), and now it is the Parliament of the Balearic Islands.

    - Second pic: The rear façade (Calle Palau Reial).

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    Take a tour bus at Palma city

    by danrose Written Aug 10, 2009

    To storeys bus travelling alonge the main interesting points of the city.
    Climbing to the second open storey and enjoy the sightseing. It is possible to climbed up and go down is each bus station as many times you like to, during the whol day.

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    Safari park

    by rcsparty Updated Jun 7, 2008

    On the northeast side of the island there is a safari zoo that is a great place to spend time with kids. During one of the guys golf mornings, the wifes, grandparents, and kids headed to the zoo and had a fantastic time. The park exceeded all expectations.

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    East side beaches

    by rcsparty Updated Jun 7, 2008

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    The beaches on the Northeast side of the island were fantastic. The water was shallow enough to get quite a way out into the water, and even in October, the water was fairly warm. Wind was a problem on a couple days, but for the most part, it was a great place to be on the beach and in the water. There was one day, where the waves were about 3-4 feet, which created a fairly significant undertow. For most good to average swimmers, no big deal, but I was somewhat worried the few times my daughter got toppled from her raft.

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    Parc de les Estacions

    by bonio Written Apr 16, 2008

    As the name suggests, the park close to the railway stations - in truth not much here but if you,ve time to kill before a train or bus take a look at the fountains here, press the foot valves to make your own display - we enjoyed.

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