We start in the historic centre of Palma where the most important buildings of the city are located – the Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Lonja and the Plaza Mayor. But its narrow streets hide other architectural treasures of different styles. A stroll through the Jewish quarter is also worthwhile.
La Seu, Mallorca Cathedral: main religious building on the island. This cathedral belonged to the Crown of Aragon and is located on the shore of the bay of Palma. It is Gothic in style and was built between the 14th and 16th centuries with various later alterations. Be sure to take a look at its spectacular rose window, the largest Gothic stained glass window in the world, 12 metres in diameter. This "Gothic eye", as it is known, consists of more than 1,200 pieces of coloured glass. As an extra attraction, we would like to highlight the works of Gaudí and Barceló inside.
Bellver Castle: a Gothic style castle with a circular floor plan dating back to the 14th century. Located on the outskirts of Palma, this ancient fortification is known for having the best views of the whole island. It currently houses the Municipal History Museum.
The Arab baths: this is one of the most important emblematic monuments on the island and is one of the few examples of Muslim architecture still preserved in Mallorca. These remains are believed to have belonged to the Medina Majurka, which studies date back to the 10th century. You can visit these baths in Calle Can Serra, in Palma's old quarter.
Tramuntana mountains: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the main mountain range on the Balearic island and is located in the northwest, where the three large reservoirs of Mallorca are also found. The Sóller train is the most original way to cross the mountain range. In an hour and a half you can enjoy spectacular views and admire the natural wealth of the mountain range. Highly recommended.
Alfabia Gardens: located on the southern slope of the Coll de Sóller, these gardens with their beautiful fountains offer a great diversity of plants and trees. The gardens and the house are one of the island's major cultural attractions and offer historical elements of the island.
Cabrera National Park: a maritime-terrestrial park located in the archipelago of Cabrera to the south of Mallorca. It is made up of 19 islands and islets. Cabrera and Conills are the largest. You can get there by tourist boats from Colònia de Sant Jordi. In summer there are daily departures but in winter they are reduced. There are several guided excursions to hire if you want to visit Cabrera as well as marine and canoe itineraries. Two of the routes can be undertaken without a guide: the walk from the pier to the beach of s'Espalmador and the ascent to the castle (14th century). If you intend to go, we recommend you contact the Mallorca Tourist Office.
Canyamel Tower: of Muslim origin, it is linked to the conquest of Mallorca by Jaime I of Aragon in the 13th century. It was built in its day to guard the coast and serve as a refuge from invasions and attacks from the sea. Today, it comprises two hotels (Hotel Can Sierra and Font Santa Hotel) and a restaurant serving traditional Mallorcan cuisine, Porxada de sa Torre.
Molinos Museum: located in the Garleta mill, one of the five remaining mills in Palma's port district. The centre offers a collection of graphics, models and exhibits that show the evolution and types of mills in the Balearic Islands.
The Paseo del Borne: Palma's golden mile, the most important shopping street on the island. You will be able to enjoy the shop windows of well-known designers and some of the most important firms in the world of fashion. And if at the end of the tour you still have some budget left, you can venture into Avenida Jaime III, another important shopping street. This is where you'll find the brands you can't find on the Paseo.
El Drach caves: located in the east of the island it is one of the most important tourist attractions on the island. In its interior you will find dreamlike natural scenery. One example is Lake Martel, one of the largest underground lakes on the planet, which you will have the opportunity to navigate. Its spectacular sonority allows classical music concerts to be held there. The beauty of the caves is masterfully highlighted by careful illumination.
Special Mallorca beaches
For families: white sandy beaches with all kinds of facilities such as Portals Vells, Cala Mondragó (in the Mondragó National Park), Cala Portals Nous and one of the most famous beaches on the island, Illetas.
For water sports: Cala Llamp, Cala Tuent, Cala Agulla, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Mesquida.
Hideaways: beaches isolated and hidden from the rest of the world: Son Serra de Marina, Cala Torta (in Estreta, Mitjana), Cala Estellencs and Bahía de Alcudia.
Mallorca's longest beach: 3.5 km long and 60 metres wide, Es Trenc, between Sant Jordi and Ses Covetes.
Visiting charming villages: Mallorca has beautiful villages that are well worth a visit. Here we will mention some of them and you can choose according to your itinerary: Deia (which enchanted the writer Robert Graves), Valldemossa (one of the most beautiful villages in Spain), Pollença, Portocolom, Alcudia, etc.