Palma de Mallorca Travel Guide

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Palma de Mallorca Overview

The capital of the Balaeric Islands in the Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca—officially known as Palma—is a major port city on the island of Majorca, on the southern coast of the island with the Bay of Palma stretching out into the sea. Over 22 million people pass through this city every year, making it one of the hottest Spanish destinations on the sea, a position it has retained since first becoming a popular holiday spot back in the 1950s when the first charter flight landed on the island, sparking a revolution of sorts that soon had visitors flocking in the thousands, a number that has built up over the years until it exists as it does today.

Palma de Mallorca is a Mediterranean destination. That means several things without even looking beyond the term “Mediterranean”. For starters, the weather is guaranteed to be blissfully perfect. The rugged coastline offers picturesque views of Mediterranean olive groves, pine forests, and mountains. The beaches are beyond perfect, although they do tend to become a bit crowded in the peak summer months due to the popularity of the island as a destination for Spanish travelers and beyond. However, there's much more to Palma in the beaches or the views. This place has a rich history going back to the days when the Romans first established a settlement here, eventually passing to the Byzantines, and then to the Moors before being reclaimed by Spain once again. As a result, the city offers a variety of architectural wonders, ranging from the Castell de Bellver to the Pueblo Espanol or the Paseo Martimo. The historic center of the city displays such wonders as the Catedral del Mallorca and the Banys Arabs, not to mention the Placa del Mercat and the Bull Ring. All in all, Palma de Mallorca could very well be the definition of a perfect Mediterranean destination, and should definitely be on every traveler's agenda when in this part of the world.

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As part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, Mallorca is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean Sea, especially with UK visitors. Technically, it is part of Spain, and is their larg…
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