The British newspaper 'The Sunday Times' has included Palma de Majorca as one of the 50 best cities in the world to live in. Certainly, it does not lack sun, ancient history, Gothic monuments and high-quality cuisine and the best part, all of it near the beach and the mountains.
Palma is definitely the most important city on the island of Majorca. It’s considered a paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean with warm crystal clear waters, extensive natural areas and numerous cultural attractions. Do not hesitate to visit this beautiful city and enjoy all the amenities that our hotels in Majorca offer you during your stay.
This town is an ideal destination for all types of travellers and preferences. Without a doubt, you must visit the Almudaina Palace and the Cathedral as a mandatory stop. While there, you should admire the reflection of the temple in the Salt Lake waters and the show of light and colour in its interior when the sun sneaks through the Gothic style windows.
The Royal Palace of Almudaina is definitely a magical and interesting place to visit. It has been an accommodation for rulers, viceroys, and captains and, as of today, is the official residence of the Kings of Spain. There are many things to see in this ancient fortress and its four towers. Inside you will find impressive tapestries, furniture, paintings, unique halls, Arab baths and two fabulous patios; in the north, the Queen's patio, and to the south the King’s or Armas (weapons) patio. If you are looking for something that combines sea and cultural options you will find it in our hotels in Majorca near the beach.
These are just a few interesting places you can visit during your stay, but there are more. Near the Cathedral you will find the remains of the Jewish community, while walking through the streets of Sòl, Monti-Sion and Seminar Vell. You will discover many dead-end streets and narrow paved roads where you will find relics like the Gothic temple of Saint Frances or the Monti-Sion church.
Another old neighbourhood of this city is the fishing area of El Jonquet. There you will find sailors homes and some prominent windmills that once served to grind the grain and nowadays are considered part of the artistic heritage of the town. From here you will see a breathtaking view of the Bellver Castle, located on top of a hill. If you decide to visit the castle, you will find the History Museum of Palma de Mallorca there. This museum was built in the 15th century and from there you can admire a breathtaking view over the port, the city, and the Tramuntana Sierra.
Without a doubt, the Port of Palma will call your attention for its numerous ships and the continuous arrival of cruises, yachts and transatlantic ships. Here you can hire a catamaran and spend a few hours on the high seas. On the other side of the Paseo Marítimo, there are two buildings with a lot of history that you shouldn’t miss, the Consulado del Mar and the Lonja.
In the middle of the city centre stands the City Hall, whose baroque facade was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1931. Nearby you can visit the Palau Vivot (palace), the Can Corbella, a historic building of Neomudéjar style, or the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation. We also suggest visiting the Plaza Mayor, where you can find examples of Catalan modernism like the buildings of El Águila and La Can Rey.
Spend some time wandering through the city centre streets, where you will find many restaurants, shops, and charming corners. Do not wait any longer, book with Sercotel Hotels at any of our family hotels in Majorca and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Some of the oldest recipes from the 14th century in Palma de Majorca are the pork or lamb and seasonal vegetables all fried, accompanied by olive oil. Also, the snails, the dirty rice soup, the sobrasada (a raw cured sausage made with ground pork, paprika, and other species) and the vegetable-based tumbet are some of the traditional dishes that you should definitely taste. If you love sweets, we recommend trying the coca or the ensaimada (typical sweet pastry).
Palma de Majorca is full of history, nature and many options for leisure plans. Rest in one of the best accommodations in Palma de Majorca and book at our Hotel Joan Miró Museum or the Hotel Sercotel Zurbarán. Stay at any of our all-inclusive hotels in Palma de Majorca and get ready for adventure.