Category: Palma

Category: Palma

Nightlife in Palma

Palma nightlife

Nightlife in Palma – updated 05 February 2023.

Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Majorca, offers a thriving nightlife scene for party-goers and those looking for a fun evening out. From crowded clubs to cozy bars, Palma has something for everyone. Whether you’re a music lover, a dance enthusiast, or just looking for a relaxing drink with friends, Palma is the place to be after dark.

If you fancy painting the town red, then the nightlife in Palma will not let you down, there’s plenty of great venues to choose from. Whatever your ‘cup of tea’ is, you’ll find everything within easy walking distance.

The capital city has a year-round, vibrant buzz fuelled by tourists during the summer and kept sizzling by locals and expat residents throughout the winter.

Paseo Marítimo

The liveliest places are Santa Catalina, La Llonja and around the Old Town where you will find lots of busy bars and restaurants. During the summer, a popular area of Palma is the Paseo Marítimo, the wonderful promenade that runs parallel to Palma’s seafront. There you will find many bars and many people of all different nationalities. In addition to the locals and tourists, the city has many expat residents from the UK, Germany and Sweden and also a lot of ‘yachties’ or yacht crew from the various marinas.

Nightlife Palma

Santa Catalina

One of the most popular areas in Palma for nightlife is Santa Catalina, it has many restaurants and international bars and is usually very busy with locals and expats alike. There are a few venues that are always busy such as Hostal Cuba Bar with its rooftop terrace Sky Bar, La Havana Club and LAB Cocktail Bar. If you enjoy Indian food, then we highly recommend Basmati Indian Restaurant, the Basmati menu changes every day, so anyone who goes two days in a row will be able to taste a different selection.

Nightlife Palma


Located in Passeig Mallorca de Palma, one of the most central and cosmopolitan areas of the city, you will find Brassclub, one of the best cocktail bars on the island.

Other bars of note are Chakra Bar & Ginbo, the latter being the best Gin bar in Palma at the top of Avinguda Jaume III.

Craft beer lovers will find many ‘cervecerias’ in the back streets of the Old Town or around Mercat de l’Olivar. The biggest selection of beers can be found at Cerveceria Tramuntana in Santa Catalina which has over 200 different beers to try.


When it comes to nightclubs, then Tito’s is the hottest club in town (some would say, on the island), you can expect all styles of music across three dance rooms and performances from international DJ’s and artists.


Palma has many good restaurants and a few that are incredible such as Marc Fosh (Palma Old Town) and Adrian Quetglas (Passeig de Mallorca).

In conclusion, the nightlife in Palma de Mallorca is diverse and exciting. Whether you’re looking for a wild night of clubbing, a relaxing evening in a bar, or a cultural experience, Palma has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, grab your friends, and get ready for an unforgettable nightlife experience in the capital city of Majorca!

Tours & Experiences

Tren de Sóller

The Orange Express

Tren de Sóller – updated 02 February 2023.

The Tren de Sóller, located in Majorca, is a historic railway that offers a unique and breath-taking experience to travellers. This historic train has been in operation since 1912 and is one of the oldest tourist trains in Spain. The Tren de Sóller passes through the stunning Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range, offering superb views of the island's lush landscapes and the Mediterranean Sea.

Even if you are only on the island for a short time, the narrow-gauge, Tren de Sóller journey from Palma to Sóller should be close to the top on your things-to-do list. One of the most rewarding excursions on the island, the vintage train to Sóller is a very popular attraction with a journey time of around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Tren de Sóller – Wooden train

The train journey takes approximately 40 minutes and covers a distance of approximately 25 kilometers. The train is made up of vintage carriages with wooden seats and large windows, giving passengers a chance to fully appreciate the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them. Along the route, the train passes through a number of tunnels, over bridges and past picturesque villages, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Sometimes known as the Orange Express, the wooden train was originally introduced to transport oranges and lemons from the Sóller valley to the capital, replacing a stagecoach service, which crossed the high mountains via the Sóller pass on a steep, narrow dirt track, which was exhausting and tediously slow.

Tren Sóller

Funded by profits of the citrus fruit trade, the Tren de Sóller has trundled along the winding 27.3km route to Sóller since 1912.

Art Deco station

Departing from its own station in Palma, Plaça de l’Estació, the train only has one stop at Bunyola before it arrives at its final destination, the quaint Art Deco station in Sóller; which is housed in an early-17th-century mansion.

Tren Sóller

A journey back in time

This is a train trip that will transport you back in time, you will hear a cacophony of hoots, whistles, rattles and hisses as the narrow-gauge train with its mahogany panels and brass fittings initially rolls through the streets of Palma.


Within 20 minutes, you will be enjoying the countryside dotted with olive trees and a view of the mountains in the distance. Just 30 minutes after leaving Palma, you will arrive at Bunyola, a traditional town located on the spurs of the Serra de Tramuntana. The train station at Bunyola is picturesque constructed from blond-stone and combined with traditional green shutters, definitely a chance to take some memorable photos of your trip.

From Bunyola the journey becomes super-scenic as it crosses the 496m high Serra de Alfàbia mountain range via a series of 13 tunnels, bridges and viaducts.


One of the most impressive parts of the Tren de Sóller journey is the passage through the famous Tunnel des Vuit, a dark, atmospheric tunnel that runs for over 1,100 meters and is considered one of the most beautiful railway tunnels in the world. This tunnel is illuminated by flickering lights, adding to the overall ambiance of the train journey.

Other things to look out for on the journey are Mirador Pujol de’n Banya, an incredible lookout point with views stretching out over the Sóller valley. This is followed by the “cinc-ponts” viaduct which has five arches with spans 8 metres high and a great many bends and the “cinc-ponts” tunnel with its 180-degree bend.

When you arrive at Sóller and you’ve had a chance to explore, we highly recommend that you take the old tram, which regularly trundles down to Port de Sóller. Combined train and tram tickets can be purchased, and this is the best option financially. A combined train and tram ticket for the entire journey from Palma to Port de Sóller and back to Palma is €32.

Transportation link

In addition to being a popular tourist attraction, the Tren de Sóller also provides an important transportation link for locals, making it a vital part of Majorca's history and heritage. The train operates daily, making it easy for travelers to experience this unique and unforgettable journey.

Please note:

The Tren de Sóller does not leave Palma from Plaça Espanya but rather from its own separate building to the left-hand-side of the main train station. Just look out for a sign that reads ‘Ferrocarril de Sóller’ above the entrance and you will find it easily.

When you purchase your tickets, you must inform them which time you will be taking the return train, so some advance planning about your itinerary for the day is required.

In conclusion, the Tren de Sóller is an exceptional experience that should not be missed by anyone visiting Majorca. With its breathtaking scenery, historic charm, and comfortable carriages, the Tren de Sóller is the perfect way to explore the island and discover its hidden gems. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover, or just looking for a unique and memorable experience, the Tren de Sóller is an excellent choice.


Full day Majorca Tour with Port de Soller and Sa Calobra

Full day Majorca Tour with Port de Soller and Sa Calobra

There's something really special about this trip to northern Majorca – the way in which you go sightseeing is part of the adventure. That's because you'll travel by coach, train, tram and boat during our exclusive excursion through Soller, Port de Soller, Sa Calobra and Lluc. What's more, you'll have an in-the-know local to show you around. Juan, one of our guides, says, ‘I was born and bred in Majorca, and have lived in the Soller region for years. You'll see special places that most visitors miss out on.'

Hop on the century-old Soller train – think antique wooden carriages with brass fittings – and zigzag your way through the pine-clad Tramuntana Mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an experience oozing nostalgia. And as the train is electric, it's a more sustainable way to travel. There's also a trip on a tram linking Soller and Port de Soller, during which you'll pass through orange groves and narrow tracks behind homes. And if you want some insider tips, your local guide can recommend the top restaurants for a real taste of the island's cuisine.

With free time to find lunch, it's a great opportunity to sample the produce Soller is famous for – oranges, ice cream and the highly regarded red Soller prawns. The journey from Port de Soller to Sa Calobra is by catamaran. You'll have a little while to unwind on this impossibly beautiful beach, which is hemmed in by cliffs. Further in is the rocky gorge of Torrent de Pareis – nature at its rawest – Book now

The website for Ferrocarril de Sóller is very informative and provides a detailed history about the train and its route, you’ll also find a timetable there with a list of up-to-date prices –

Royal Palace of La Almudaina

La Almudaina

Royal Palace of La Almudaina – updated 23 January 2023.

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is a magnificent fortress located in the heart of Palma, the capital of Majorca. Originally built as an Arab fortress in the 13th century, the palace has been expanded and renovated over the centuries and now serves as a royal residence. Visitors can explore the palace's impressive courtyards, grand halls, and opulent bedrooms.

The palace also boasts beautiful gardens, which offer panoramic views of the city and the sea. Inside, you can admire the richly decorated interiors, including the throne room, the chapel and the impressive collection of tapestries and ceramics. The palace is a must-see for history buffs and anyone interested in the island's rich cultural heritage. Don't miss the chance to step back in time and explore this grand palace on your next trip to Majorca.

Royal Palace La Almudaina

Roman Fort

A long time before the Moors arrived in the 10th century, the site had been utilised by both the Talaiots and the Romans and the area was once home to a Roman fort.

King of Spain

Symbolically, the King of Spain still resides here; however, it is unlikely that you will see him there with the exception of an occasional important ceremony, the Royals prefer to spend summer in the Palau Marivent (in Cala Major) instead. In fact, since King Jaume III died in 1349, no king has lived in La Almudaina on a permanent basis.

Balearics military command

Remodelled in the Levantine Gothic style by the Christians, The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is located opposite the magnificent Palma Cathedral, La Seu. Its elevated position has provided the palace with protection and strategic importance over the years and the building still serves as the Balearics military command.

Scenic views

Today, the palace is one of the capital's main attractions and tourists can enjoy incredible, scenic views overlooking the Bay of Palma in addition to exploring the inside of the palace and its numerous rooms.


Whilst exploring the interior of the palace, you will find three grand rooms with bricked-in-Gothic arches that have been cut off in the middle, they were once double their height and would have formed a vast hall. These rooms have been luxuriously decorated and furnished with period pieces and tapestries.


Within the main courtyard, you will find the 11th century lion fountain and the entrance to St Anne’s Chapel. This Chapel was built for the Queen at the beginning of the 14th century, as was St. James’s Chapel, which was for the use of the King.

Royal apartments

The grand staircase takes you up to the royal apartments with beautiful timber ceilings and lavishly appointed rooms, which are worth seeing as many of the palace rooms are completely bare.

Joan Miro

Beneath the palace are the S'Hort del Rei gardens which are a great place to sit, relax and watch the world go by. Look out for Joan Miro's Egg sculpture and the Arc de la Drassana, once the gateway to the royal docks.

Getting there

If you are staying in Palma, it's a short walk or public bus ride to the Royal Palace. There are also plenty parking spaces in front of the Cathedral along the Paseo Marítimo.

The palace is open from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday (closed on Monday) and 10am – 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

Visitors can explore the grand rooms and apartments, and the chapel, at their leisure. See the opulent art, tapestries and furniture, then wander through the tranquil gardens.


Free entrance: Wednesday all day and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.

Further information can be found on the official website –

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Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle, Palma

Bellver Castle – updated 23 January 2023.

Bellver Castle is a 14th century Gothic-style castle located in the city of Palma on the island of Majorca, Spain. Built by King James II of Mallorca, it is one of the few circular castles in Europe and offers stunning views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The castle has a rich history, having served as a royal residence, a prison, and a military academy. Today, it is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction, offering guided tours, cultural events and exhibitions. With its unique architecture and panoramic views, Bellver Castle is a must-see for any visitor to Palma.

Bellver Castle Palma

Round Castle

Surrounded by fragrant pine woods, the castle is unique in design and is Spain’s only round castle. Now a renowned Palma landmark located at the top of the hill Puig de Sa Mesquida, the former grand fortress and Catalan Gothic masterpiece attracts visitors by the hundreds who come to admire the architecture, the views and visit the interesting ground-floor museum.

Pere Salva

King Jaume II gave the order for Bellver Castle to be built back in 1300 and the job was given to Pere Salva, the architect who designed the Almudaina Palace (The Royal Palace).

Bellver Castle Mallorca

Three towers

Bellver has three large towers surrounding a two-level central courtyard and a moat. You’ll see a contrast of architectural design as you explore the castle ranging from Gothic arches to rib-vaulting to semi-circular arches. The best way to see these contrasts is to look down at the courtyard from the roof.

Royal Residence

The castle was built to serve as a royal residence; however, with the exception of residencies by King Sanç and Joan I of Aragon, the building has spent more time as a prison than a home. Bellver Castle has hosted many prisoners over the years including King Jaume IV & King Jaume III’s widow and sons and has been used as a penal institution during both the Napoleonic and Spanish Civil wars and World War II. If you visit the roof of the castle, you can see prisoners’ graffiti, carved into the stonework.


On the ground floor is Palma’s museum of municipal history (Museu d’Història de la Ciutat) which follows the development of the city from the prehistoric Talayotic civilisation to the present day via its artefacts including pottery from Talaiotic, Roman, Arab and Spanish periods and classical statues from the Despuig Collection.

Classical music concerts

The central courtyard is the stage for a series of classical music concerts performed by the Balearic Symphony Orchestra each July. These open-air evening concerts are very popular.

Getting there

The best way to get to Bellver Castle is via car, there is parking available, alternatively combine your visit with the Palma City Sightseeing open-top bus, which stops at the castle as part of its circuit. If you use public transport, then the closest you will get is Plaça de Gomila, from there it is a 15 minute, 1km walk up a steep hill.

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Cruises from Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca (Palma) is very popular as a starting point amongst many cruise lines including Costa Cruises, Sea Cloud Cruises & MSC Cruises. Cruises from Palma go to exciting destinations such as:

Rome (via Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa & La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
Naples (via Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa & La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
Genoa (via Barcelona & Marseille
Marseille (via Palermo (Sicily), Rome (Civitavecchia) & Genoa
Sardinia (via Valencia, Marseille, Genoa & Rome (Civitavecchia)

With all cruises ending back in Palma.

The following cruise ships have cruises beginning and ending in Palma:

MSC Seaview, MSC Fantasia, Costa Diadema, MSC Bellissima, Costa Smeralda & Sea Cloud II however you will see many other cruise ships docked in the port because Palma is a popular port of call for cruise lines such as: Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean International & Holland America Line among others.

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The city of Palma de Mallorca

There are very few places on this planet that can match the charm & beauty of Palma, from the majestic Gothic Cathedral to the medieval streets, churches, aristocratic townhouses & public squares, this city will charm & romance you. Palma has a delightful cross of influences, reflecting its checkered past of African and European control. It is the largest city on Majorca — a big, bustling place, with most of the tourist action in the old part of town.

Mainly due to its turbulent history of invasions, Palma has become a welcoming and mature city and has a genuinely friendly attitude towards international visitors. Edgy districts, traditional taverns, exclusive neighbourhoods & modern art rub shoulders with a very vibrant foodie & shopping scene & all of this located on the beautiful Bay of Palma.

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) Cruise Port Facilities

The main ferry and cruise terminals are served by the Estacion Maritima, which offers a bank, ATM, toilet facilities and taxi and bus links to the city centre. Yachts and ships moor up in the port, and plenty of bars and restaurants are located in the vicinity. Compared with eateries in the city centre, though, they really aren't very appealing. It's definitely worth the journey into town. A word of caution: If walking from the port to the city centre, be aware of the fast-moving traffic on the busy road between the two.

Good to Know

Some shops and restaurants, particularly those catering for tourists and visitors, remain open all day, but the majority observe a traditional siesta between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

If you're staying in Palma for a longer period of time, it may be beneficial to rent a car. Renting a car is not recommended on a short cruise call because roads can be winding, mountainous and slow to negotiate.

Hot Tip

Buy tickets for the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Palma. It’s not expensive and is a great way to see the city with 17 bus stops at remarkable destinations. Hop off at any of the stops along the route and hop back on at your leisure with your 24 or 48-hour ticket.

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With the aim of helping people to find the right cruise, Cruise Critic features more than 650,000 cruise reviews as well as advice and information from the team of cruise experts on everything from choosing a ship to planning your time in port. The site also offers itinerary and pricing information, deals and money-saving tips.

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Flights to Palma

Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is located just 10-15 mins taxi drive away from the cruise terminal. It is the gateway to the wonderful island of Mallorca. It’s the place where most people begin and end their holiday. Palma Airport is the third-largest airport in Spain handling almost 30 million passengers every year, dispatching more than 12,000 passengers per hour during busy periods. During peak months this dual-runway airport handles as many movements as Heathrow, the busiest airport in Europe. It is also known as Son Sant Joan Airport.

If you are flying to Mallorca from the UK or Europe, there are plenty of budget airlines to choose from. Many people fly into Barcelona and take the short flight to Palma from there, this provides many more options on dates. Those flying to the island from the USA will find excellent deals using WayAway – a travel aggregator that shares the commission it gets from airlines and travel agencies with users through a cashback program.

Palma Arab Baths

Arab Baths

Palma Arab Baths – updated 13 February 2023.

Banys Arabs, also known as the Arab Baths, is a historic site located in the heart of Palma, Majorca. These baths are a well-preserved example of the Islamic architecture that once thrived on the island of Majorca during the Arab domination from the 10th to the 13th century.

The Banys Arabs were built in the 10th century as a private bathhouse for the city’s Muslim population. The bathhouse was part of a larger complex that included a mosque and a palace, but those structures were lost to time. The bathhouse remained in use for centuries, even after the Christian conquest of the island in the 13th century, until it was abandoned in the 15th century.

Palma Arab Baths

Domed roof

The bathhouse is a simple yet elegant structure, consisting of several small rooms arranged around a central courtyard. The most striking feature of the building is the domed roof of the main room, which is supported by twelve columns. The columns are decorated with intricate carvings, and the dome is adorned with decorative plasterwork.

Palma Arab Baths

Audio guide

Visitors to the Banys Arabs can explore the various rooms of the bathhouse, including the hot and cold water pools, the changing rooms, and the heating system. There is also an audio guide available to provide a more in-depth explanation of the site’s history and significance.

Arab Baths

The Banys Arabs are an important part of Palma’s cultural heritage and a must-see for anyone interested in the island’s history. The site is open year-round, and admission is very affordable. Additionally, the bathhouse is conveniently located in the city centre, making it easy to include in a day of sightseeing.

Nearby attractions

In addition to the Banys Arabs, visitors to Palma can explore other historic sites, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Almudaina Palace, and the Bellver Castle. The city is also home to many museums, art galleries, and shops, as well as a vibrant culinary scene featuring traditional Mallorcan cuisine.

Palma Arab Baths

Palma’s Arab Baths are located on Carrer de Can Serra, just behind the Museum of Mallorca. It’s easy to reach the Baths on foot from downtown; they are about five minutes’ walk from Palma Cathedral.

In conclusion, the Banys Arabs in Palma, Majorca, are a fascinating historical site that provides a window into the island’s Islamic past. The beautifully preserved bathhouse is a testament to the island’s rich cultural heritage, and a must-visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, or culture.

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RCD Mallorca

Real Mallorca

RCD Mallorca – updated 12 February 2023.

RCD Mallorca, also known as Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, is a professional football club based in Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands. The club was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the most successful football clubs in Spain.

RCD Mallorca

Copa del Rey

The club has a storied history that includes a number of notable achievements. In the 1990s, RCD Mallorca rose to prominence under the management of Héctor Cúper and achieved a series of impressive results, including reaching the UEFA Cup final in 1999. The club also won its first major trophy, the Copa del Rey, in 1998.

In the early 2000s, RCD Mallorca continued to compete at the highest level of Spanish football, finishing in the top half of the table and qualifying for European competitions. In 2003, the club reached the UEFA Cup final once again, but this time was defeated by Portuguese side Porto.

La Liga

The club's fortunes began to decline in the late 2000s, and it was eventually relegated to the second division in 2013. However, RCD Mallorca bounced back in 2019 and secured promotion to La Liga after finishing second in the second division.


RCD Mallorca has a passionate fan base, and its home ground, the Son Moix stadium, has a capacity of over 23,000 spectators. The club's colors are red and black, and its crest features a stylized depiction of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, one of the most iconic landmarks in Palma.

Off the field, RCD Mallorca is involved in a number of community initiatives and is committed to promoting the development of football in the Balearic Islands. The club has a strong youth academy that has produced a number of talented players over the years, including Daniel Güiza, who went on to play for the Spanish national team.

RCD Mallorca traditionally play in red shirts with black shorts and socks.

Visit Mallorca Estadi

If you’re just visiting the island but enjoy football and if the club are playing at home when you are there, we recommend that you try out the hospitality at Visit Mallorca Estadi. There’s a choice of the VIP corner, the luxurious PayPal Presidential Lounge or premium private boxes.

The VIP Corner is an exclusive fully-catered seating area and when the final whistle blows the behind-the-scenes access begins with attendance for the manager’s post-match press conference in addition to two players’ reaction to the match. You’ll get to eat, drink and meet the players.

The PayPal Presidential Lounge package is an incredible matchday experience. At half-time you are provided with a personal escort to a private bar and seating area, where you will be served food and drinks with the principal figureheads of the football club.

Besides the players’ changing rooms, the VIP boxes are the only private place suited to hosting groups of up to 12 people at the Visit Mallorca Estadi. A space you can call your own on a matchday, you and your party will be seated in comfortable balcony surroundings, receive attentive personal service and have access to the Presidential Lounge before and after the game.

Overall, RCD Mallorca is a key part of the sporting and cultural landscape of the Balearic Islands. The club has a rich history and a bright future, and its success on the field is a source of pride for the local community. Whether you are a fan of football or simply interested in the history and culture of the region, RCD Mallorca is a club that is well worth following.

For information about the history of the club, the first team, ticketing and event and much more, please visit the RCD Mallorca website.

Joan Miro Foundation

Joan Miro Foundation

Joan Miro – updated 17 October 2022

The Joan Miró Foundation in Palma, Majorca is a must-visit destination for art lovers. It is a museum dedicated to the work of the famous Catalan artist, Joan Miró. The foundation is located in the artist's former studio in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, and it contains a vast collection of his artworks.

Joan Miro

Art & culture of the Balearic Islands

The foundation was established in 1981, and it has since become a popular attraction in Majorca. It was set up by Joan Miró himself, and it was his wish to create a space where visitors could come and explore his art in a relaxed and tranquil environment. The foundation is an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about the life and art of this talented artist, and it also provides a unique insight into the art and culture of the Balearic Islands.

Colour and shapes

The Joan Miró Foundation in Palma, Majorca, boasts a vast collection of the artist's work, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The collection comprises over 6,000 pieces, and it covers the entire career of the artist, from his early work to his later years. One of the most striking aspects of the collection is the use of colour and the shapes that are present in the artworks. The colours used by Joan Miró are vibrant and bold, and they reflect the natural beauty of the Balearic Islands.


The foundation has permanent and temporary exhibitions, and visitors can explore the artworks at their own pace. The permanent collection is divided into several sections, including works on paper, sculptures, and paintings. The foundation also has a library that contains an extensive collection of books, journals, and other publications about the life and work of Joan Miró.

Tours, workshops & programs

The foundation offers visitors guided tours, workshops, and educational programs for children and adults. The workshops are an excellent opportunity for visitors to engage with the artworks and learn about the creative process of Joan Miró. The educational programs are designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the art and culture of the Balearic Islands.

Rafael Moneo

The foundation is housed in a beautiful building that was designed by the famous Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo. The building is a work of art in itself, and it provides an excellent space for the collection of Joan Miró's artworks. The building is surrounded by a beautiful garden, which adds to the tranquil atmosphere of the foundation.

In conclusion, the Joan Miró Foundation in Palma, Majorca, is a fascinating destination for art lovers. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the life and work of this talented artist and to explore the art and culture of the Balearic Islands. With its vast collection of artworks, educational programs, and beautiful building, the foundation is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Majorca.

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What you will see

Famous Spanish painter Joan Miro was born in Barcelona but spent his later years on the island of Majorca, where the Miró Foundation was established in his adoptive city of Palma. See where the great modern artist lived and had his studio with this ticket to the Miró Mallorca Foundation Museum and exhibition space – Buy Tickets

Things to do in Palma

Paseo Maritimo

Paseo Maritimo

Paseo Maritimo – updated 14 February 2023.

Paseo Maritimo is a beautiful waterfront promenade in Palma, Majorca. Located on the south coast of the island, the promenade runs along the edge of the sea, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean and the city skyline.

The Paseo Maritimo stretches for over four kilometers and is lined with palm trees, parks, and a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. The promenade is a popular spot for walking, jogging, cycling, and rollerblading, and is a hub of activity both day and night.

Paseo Maritimo

Avinguda Gabriel Roca

Also known as Avinguda Gabriel Roca, this 4 km stretch of promenade is the most popular walk in the city. There is so much to see along the way such as the wonderful harbour with row after row of yachts, Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle and the stunning Mediterranean Sea framed by pink sunrises or golden sunsets.

What to see

The recommended starting point for a walk along Paseo Maritimo is Porto Pi.  You’ll pass a number of attractions such as Tito’s; which is the hottest club in town (some would say, on the island) and Palma’s Auditorium; where you can watch shows and concerts and towards the end of your walk, you’ll pass the 16th century wall around Es Baluard Museum. The final part of the 4km walk includes the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the magnificent ‘La Seu’.

Parc de la Mar

Forty plus years ago, the sea came right up to the walls of the Cathedral until the sea was pushed back in the 1970’s due to construction. City planners created an artificial lake called Parc de la Mar at the foot of La Seu, which today provides a great area for concerts and fairs plus a superb photograph opportunity.

The beach

Just beyond the cathedral at Ca’n Pere Antoni, is Palma City Beach. It is a golden, sandy beach that is very popular with the locals and visitors who are staying in Palma and fancy a quick dip in the sea.

Playa de Palma

From Palma City Beach, the wide pedestrian promenade joins the popular resorts of C’an Pastilla to El Arenal, this part of the seafront is known collectively as Playa de Palma. Look out for the ‘Balnearios’; which are a series of open-air huts serving drinks and snacks.

Each year the Paseo Maritimo becomes alive due to the Palma International Boat Show; which takes place at Moll Vell, close to La Lonja and central Palma.

Overall, the Paseo Maritimo is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Palma, Majorca. Whether you’re looking for a scenic walk, a night out on the town, or a peaceful retreat, the promenade offers something for everyone. So, take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo and experience the beauty and charm of Palma, Majorca for yourself.

Things to do in Palma

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan – updated 14 February 2023.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico in Palma, Majorca is a food lover’s paradise. Located in the heart of the city, this indoor market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, seafood, and artisanal products.

The market is housed in a beautiful historic building that has been carefully restored to preserve its original architecture. Inside, visitors will find a bustling atmosphere with vendors offering their wares and eager customers sampling the delicious food.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico


The market is located within the S’Escorxador cultural centre in a space which was once the city’s abattoir. The coral pink Modernista building has been renovated at a cost of £2m and is now an impressive home for this gastronomic social and cultural hub.

365 days per year

Within the market, which is open 365 days per year, you’ll find around 20 food stalls, a bar, café, terrace and bistro tables providing the space to sit down and eat what you have purchased. From traditional Spanish tapas to international cuisine, there is something for everyone at San Juan Mercado Gastronomico. Some of the standout stalls include a gourmet burger joint, an oyster bar, and a sushi restaurant.

In addition to the delicious food, the market also offers a selection of wines and craft beers. Visitors can enjoy a drink with their meal or take a bottle home to savour later.

The market is open every day, making it a great place to grab a quick lunch or enjoy a leisurely dinner. Prices are reasonable, and the portions are generous, so visitors can sample a variety of dishes without breaking the bank.

Gourmand’s dream

The main attraction at San Juan Mercado Gastronomico is the food. The market is an assault course of smells and temptations with some stalls serving dishes worthy of top-notch restaurants. The market is a gourmand’s dream selling Mallorcan and Spanish delights such as fideuá, acorn-fed jamón, silky croquetas and sobrassada in addition to many international products.

The concept for the market was copied from similar models in other European cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, London, Berlin and Rotterdam.

The market is open every day of the week from 12 noon until midnight (weekdays) or from 12 noon to 4 pm (weekends).

Lounge Bar

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico has its own Lounge bar with a central cocktail area named ‘The One’ complete with direct access to the terrace area.

On the top floor of the market, you will find a multipurpose space called ‘Cooking4People’ which is used for many different culinary and gastronomical experiences such as show cooking, cooking classes and private events.

Overall, San Juan Mercado Gastronomico is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Palma, Majorca. With its lively atmosphere, delicious food, and commitment to quality, it’s a foodie’s dream come true.

Another market of note is Mercat de Santa Catalina, Palma’s oldest food market located in Santa Catalina, one of Palma’s most appealing areas and an uber-chic enclave with painted cottages, art nouveau town houses, designer boutiques, bars and music cafes.

Things to do in Palma