Palma de Mallorca Travel Guide

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Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

  • Le Seu Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Started in 1230 and finished in 1601 it's a Gothic church, with the large size usual in that style, dominating most views in downtown Palma. Damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century, the reconstruction of the facade introduced mixed styles in some of its elements.

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  • Soller

    More or less close to Palma de Mallorca, you`ll find some nice small, picturesque villages to visit: I went to Valdemossa on one day. There I visited the cultural centre "Costa Nord" which was founded by actor Michael Douglas :). They show you a short movie about the beauty of Mallorca`s northern coast there. Valdemossa is furthermore known,...

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  • Castillo de Bellver

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dominating the landscape, this castle atop the hill is a failed temptation - Fernanda accuses me of being a castle maniac, and, to prove that I'm not "castle dependent" I missed this one. But I really am sorry - it was built in the 14Th century, with a round shape, not so common, in my "collected" castles, and the sights must be... gorgeous. Next...

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Palma de Mallorca Restaurants

  • Ca'n Pedro

    5 out of 5 stars

    A family run institution which has two big, buzzing restaurants in the small town of Genova, a short taxi ride from the centre of Palma. This is a must visit restaurant. Rustic ambience where you can enjoy well-cooked local dishes. Renowned for their 'Pa amb oli', (toasted bread which you rub with cloves of garlic and small, viine tomatoes and...

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  • Genuine Irish Pub in Palma de Mallorca

    When my husband and son felt they had had enough sightseeing for one day, they somehow found this genuine Irish pub, MacGowan's, on a little side street not far from Almudaina Palace and Le Seu Cathedral. The cozy, dark interior held only a few tables and an L-shaped bar. A soccer game was on the TV behind the bar, and there were newspapers spread...

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  • Next to Le Seu Cathedral

    While trying to hide from the sun and heat, we came upon the "Almoina", a little cafe with bar next to Le Seu Cathedral. It was a charming little place with tables on the sidewalk as well as within the cafe itself. We chose to sit inside, not because it is slightly less expensive to be served inside, but because we didn't want to be in the sun and...

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Palma de Mallorca Nightlife

  • Playa de Palma district

    Il Divino is a well known club on the main drag of Palma overlooking the marina with a terrace and pool area. They hold regular theme nights and parties, and there are special offers available as well as VIP packages. Flyers are all around the town so you can decide which night you would like to go depending on your favourite DJ and type of music...

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  • Paseo Marítimo district

    This is another one of my regular?s. It?s sort of a hihop club with music from r?n?b to reggae. Outside it looks very small and maybe not very appealing but the interior is quite nice. It?s not very big and the air conditioning is not very good. But the atmosphere and the music make up for it. No dress code

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  • El Arenal district

    Club 4711 is owned by Big Ron & his wife, Simone. They are from Cologne, Germany and now live full time in Mallorca. When I first met Big Ron & Simone I was really taken in by their generosity and loads of information on Mallorca. They fed us, gave us plenty to drink (their sangria is quite potent--DON'T EAT THE FRUIT--you'll be on your butt in...

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Palma de Mallorca Transportation

  • Local Buses

    Whilst I was planning our trip I looked up different modes of transfer options, the taxis are really expensive as are the hopper buses. The Palma number 1 airport bus was 2.50euro per person and was an excellent and reliable service every 15 minutes. On arrival you walk out of arrivals the bus stop is well signposted and easy to get to. Save a bit...

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  • Soller Railway

    Since 1912 this vintage train has covered the route from Palma to Soller.The journey takes around 1 hour and takes you through several tunnels through the Sierra de Tramuntana,one of which is 3 kms long.After this you will reach the station of Mirador Pujol de'n Banya where the train stops for about 5 minutes for a photo opportunity. Once you...

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  • Rental Car / Taxi

    If you are not hiring a car there are plenty of taxis waiting outside the airport as well as tourist destinations and town centres to whisk you to your hotel. Just make sure you agree a price before getting in. As in many countries, there are standard tarriffs which they should stick to. Mallorca is very well served by taxis. Their rates are...

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Palma de Mallorca Shopping

  • shop less ordinary

    This shop is indeed special - from the outside and especially inside. At the first glance I thought it is a shop at the Rodeo Drive or rue cambon but you dont need to have fear to entering this place. The prices are middle-ranged and the service is very nice but the clothes are absolutely fantastic and worth of its money. According to the shop...

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  • Good shops

    Mrs B insisted on a shopping trip, and many good ones to please her, at last she found the watch she's always wanted. Maybe a quiet life now?

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  • Queso

    Marvellous cheese shop, has a sit down area to try cheese plates, we tried 6 cheeses from Mallorca, all really tasty with bread and a drink, prices reasonable. Would have liked to take some home too, airport regulations these days suggest otherwise..

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Palma de Mallorca Local Customs

  • A matter of Lingo

    In Mallorca, anything goes. You will see old men at cafes drinking beer at ten in the morning, and young people going home from clubbing at four. There is supposedly a drinking age, but no one seems to abide by it. They are, for the most part, very nice to foreigners, and many of the people living in Mallorca are British or German expatriats....

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  • Luxury produce

    This street, storekeeper, is the equivalent of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Under the arcades one recovers all stores of luxury and the big dressmakers who settled in Palma. It is therefore there that it is necessary for you to go if you wish to acquire dresses, coats or clothes of couture. It is also there that you will find jewelries and big...

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  • Movie characters

    One of the most interesting local sights are the local people dressed as Disney characters. They really are very good and authentic - they do ask for money if you take their photograph and 50 cents seemed to be the acceptable rate.I do not know if the money is for charity or the individual.

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Palma de Mallorca Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware Pickpockets

    I have just returned from a glorious week in Palma de Mallorca with my family. We had a great time in the city and really enjoyed the atmosphere and character of the place. However the holiday got off to a very bad start. Arriving at Palma Airport at about 10:30am on a Saturday we debated whether or not to take a taxi into the city center or get...

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  • Unwelcome Visitors

    From time to time nuclear powered USA Navy aircraftcarriers and nuclear armed submarines anchor in the bay of Palma de Mallorca. This is not very nice (to say the least) as they put in danger local residents and visitors. In the picture you can see local Greenpeace activists trying to prevent the US Gerorge Washington from anchoring in Palma....

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  • Rocky Peaks

    There is one potential danger in Mallorca, if you go around this island by car please PAAAY ATTTENTTTTION!!! roads are really narrow!!! See the road and not too much the beautiful see views...TAKE CARE!!!!!

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Palma de Mallorca Tourist Traps

  • Dodgy deals / scams

    The Inca Market is something the tourist board advertizes as something to see. We went. It was nothing more than a large flea market at best. Nothing of real interest was sold here - leather purses, kitchenware, t-shirts, underwear, plants, etc. Also, the prices aren't really all that great. The shopping along the strip in Alcudia is actually...

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  • Overpricing

    Don't go to the Nu-parc bar / cafe beside the lake opposite the Cathedral unless you want to order the most expensive beer or coffee in Palma. The waitresses need a lesson in customer service and the chairs break when you sit down. The view is quite nice but not worth stopping here for. Enjoy the view of the fountain and the Cathedral long enough...

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  • Reality check

    There's some really irritating thing about Mallorca: "People see tourists as walking wallets". There are lots of really hard to reach beaches, that after some almost suicinding driving experiences (throught roads where two cars almost can't pass aside, at the same time in diferent direccions), you discover that you are forced to pay up to 6 euros...

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Palma de Mallorca What to Pack

  • Clothing

    1 bag swim suits, flip flops, shorts, nice dress clothes for going out. But if you don't bring any of these items there are places that sell them very cheaply. I'm not kidding. You might want to bring some toiletries

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  • Protective Lotions

    Depending on the type of trip you are taking on Mallorca, you should adjust your baggage. If you are only coming on a weekend get-away, a large backpack will definitely hold enough. Otherwise, a suitcase will do. In the summer, you will definitely want to bring your bathing suit! Even in the late spring you might get lucky with some good weather....

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  • Medical Supplies

    don't worry about getting sick over there, the local pharmacies have supplies on everything... I got sick and had to get antibiotics, didn't even need a prescription for that. sun screen, beach towel... ha ha ha!! The obvious!! We didn't burn, because we hardly spent any time on the beach...(I'm not the sun worshipper type of person) we mostly...

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Palma de Mallorca Off The Beaten Path

  • Excursions / Tours

    there are 2 train stations in palma de mallorca. one has only one route and is the start off point for the tourist train to soller the other is the normal train station (metro like service) you have to look for this station - there were building works going on when we were there and we had to look for the entrance. you have to go underground to...

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  • Village Visits

    There are some nice and easy day trips you can do from Palma. The most popular one is to take the old train to Soller, the slow ride up to mountain is an attraction anyway. From Soller (there’s an interesting church, lot of oranges and some nice museums) take also the old tram down to port de Soller where you can enjoy the beach, walk along the...

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  • Beaches / Bays / Coastlines

    We found this place while driving up the coastal road to the lighthouse near Cap d'es Pinar (the peninsula opposite Formentor). You can sit in the shade or in the sun and enjoy pizza, seafood dishes, beer, wine, has ice cream all while looking out at the bay, the sailboats, and Formentor. To get here from Alcudia, head to es Mal Pas and take the...

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Palma de Mallorca Sports & Outdoors

  • Sailboating is Vogue

    The harbor is packed with sailboats of all sizes and shapes. Due to the good weather for most of the year, this is a place where people come to sail the waters in the Med. They use their boats to reach spots along the coastline that is easier than finding land transport to them. Europeans in the upperscale society ha a passion for sailing, and many...

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  • Canyamel Golf Course

    Canyamel was a nice, relaxing course. It had some great scenery and was not that difficult. We lucked out and got some great weather. While we did golf during the week, the course was also not very crowded. We never found ourselves waiting during a hole.

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  • Capdepera Golf

    The course was definately the nicer of the two we played. The course was difficult but fair, and it had some great scenery. The 15th hole (pictured) was the best of the two rounds on vacation. The price was fair and the clubhouse was relaxing afterwards.

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Palma de Mallorca Favorites

  • City Center

    - no, is not a mature only place, I would say the contrary - yes, is a hardcore party place, many pubs, discos and bars, open until late night - for sure is not a too quiet place - weather will be great, no rains in september - beach is great for swiming, kyte surf or just walking on the seashore Palma city center is near, 10m on public bus. Use...

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  • Beaches / Bays / Coastlines

    Hello there... I´ve seen in forums a very typical question about nice beaches in Palma, near the fun or in the contrary, really lonely and peacefull... here is my tip... Looking for fun? The first place that comes to my mind are the classical Arenal and Magaluff, only 10km from Palma but they are really over crowded, I don´t recommend them, only...

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  • Churches / Cathedrals

    The old city of Palma, with its narrow and stony streets, is a mix of palaces (Almudaina), gifts shops and museums. The cathedral is the symbol of the city, but the city is more than this particular monument.

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