Placa Major - Placa dei Rei, Palma de Mallorca
A colourful Spanish square entered through wonderful high domed entrances - there are some street entertainers here and some art on work although nothing of any note the September morning we visited.
Just an amazing place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by - there is a shopping centre underneath the square too but we did not have time to explore this.
Slightly spoiled by the large outdoor Burger King in the square.
Plaza Mayor is a typical Spanish inner square. It is the main square of the Old Town housing some interesting colorful (three/four story) buildings around and arcades that housing cafes and galleries.
Not much to do here except taking some photos but most of the visitors just pick a seat at one of the expensive cafes and watch the people passing by. During the day it was always busy but it was empty later in the evening.
Some times there are street artists, living statues or musicians and once per week an open market that will keep you busy for a while at least if you don’t want to follow your wife at the shopping centre that lies under the square :) Don’t forget to check the area around the square, full of stores, cafes and restaurants.
The site was originally San Felipe Neri monastery and until 1823 Spanish Inquisition used the buildings, hard to believe that these buildings date back to 14th century!. The square begun to built in 1838.
You should go to the Placa Major (main square) - when we went there there was this strange guy dressed up in weird clothes doing some sort of dance..!! Definitely worth a look! And there's a shopping centre underneath it too.
I love all foreign town squares - you just don't get that sort of thing in Britain...which is a shame. This one is so lively, you just have to go to have a look at whatever's going on that day.
You can enjoy shopping as well as architecture. The forme is free if you don't buy anything and the latter is free also as it is just to entertain your eyes.
Place de Major is a fun place. It has nice restaurants, cafes and interesting people performing all sorts of tricks and surprises.