Discovering Palma in Majorca From Sunrise to Sunset -
One of the most popular hotspots in Majorca, Palma offers holidaymakers a laidback island
retreat where rest and relaxation is the order of the day. True it does not have the typical
Spanish beach culture, but there is plenty to keep visitors occupied throughout their holiday.
Once in the city, there are a wide variety of Palma Hotels to choose from though it is better
to book ahead since accommodation may be hard to find during summer. Wondering what to
do next? Well here are just some of the many places of interest one can look forward to visit
from sunrise to sunset...and beyond!
Visitors interested in getting a feel of the rich culture of Palma can begin their sightseeing
tour at the historic quarter. The 13th century Cathedral is a must visit attraction along with
the harbour side Almudaina Palace and S'Hort des Rei Gardens. Other historical monuments
include the ancient Arab Baths, the La Llotja building and Bellver Castle which also hosts
summer concerts. An easy way to see Palma is by hopping aboard the city's sightseeing bus
(# 50) which heads to some of the main attractions.
There are also several museums which help give visitors an idea of the city's history such as
the Palma History Museum, the Majorca Museum and the Cathedral Museum. Art lovers have
plenty to see as well and the Es Baluard Museum of Modern Spanish Art, the Palau March
and the Pilar & Joan Miro Foundation showcase works by such greats as Picasso, Rodin and
In order to experience a true Majorcan holiday one should try to book hotels in Palma
around the time of local fiestas. The Fiesta of Sant Sebastia (January 20th) with its live
music and revelry is an experience in itself, while witnessing Nit de Foc (June) with its
bonfires and the fireworks displays of the Fiesta of the Estendard December 31st) makes
ones holiday that little bit more special.
The city is also fast becoming a hub for shopaholics visiting Majorca. Be it desi