Pearl of the Mediterranean
Palma is one of those cities that you will never quite feel you have explored properly unless you have put aside a few weeks to do just that.
There are very few places on this planet that can match Palma’s charm & beauty, from the majestic Gothic Cathedral to the medieval streets, churches, aristocratic townhouses & public squares, this city will charm you & romance you.
Known as ‘The Pearl of the Mediterranean’ and named as one of the best places to live in 2015 by the UK Sunday Times, Palma has a rich history going all the way back to the 13th Century reconquest and to the Moors and Romans, Vandals and Talayotic people before then.
Very popular with the locals is the uber-chic Santa Catalina district brimming with bars & restaurants Formerly home to fishermen, flour millers & rope makers, Santa Catalina is extremely photogenic with beautiful traditional old houses painted in bright colours and adorned with plants, flowers and even the occasional orange tree.
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.
Make the most of magical Mallorca with 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus access. You'll be whisked around the city with the option of hopping on (or off) at 18 different stops. Opt for the boat tour too and get a complimentary welcome drink and a map. It's the best and easiest way to see the highlights! – BOOK TICKETS