Palma de Majorca
Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain
The capital city of Majorca and home to many historic sites, shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Palma de Majorca
Palma is a city packed with historical and cultural sites, with a wide array of shops, wining and dining options Palma has a vibrant atmosphere and lively night scene making it an ideal choice for a city break.Read more about: The beach | Things to do | Out and about | Nearby attractions | Palma de Majorca Reviews
Pere Antoni beach has golden sand and is around 750-metres in length and just 15-metres deep. This beach can get very busy during the summer months and there are no sun-loungers to hire, however you won't have to travel to far to find larger stretches of sand at the neighbouring resorts of C'an Pastilla and Cala Mayor.
Things to do
Full of historical sites, museums, pavement cafes and chic boutique shops Palma has plenty of places to explore and relax. Some of its must see attractions include the gothic La Seu Cathedral, the Palace de L'Almudaina and the Castell de Bellver.
For an enjoyable day trip away from the city take the train to picturesque Soller and enjoy the scenic journey while seated in vintage carriages, a pleasurable and popular tourist attraction. Once in Soller you can extend your trip onto Port de Soller, where a vintage tram connects with the arrival of the train.
Out and about
Shoppers will be in their element at the huge range of shops available in Palma, from high-end designer wear to one-off boutiques the city has something for all tastes and budgets.
Palma has a vast choice of stylish cafes, chic bars and excellent dining options, with traditional local cuisine, seafood and tapas on many of the menus.
Nightlife is fairly vibrant, with a more stylish and hip vibe than some of the islands party resorts. Throughout the year the city is host to many concerts, festivals, exhibitions, ballet and theatre productions.
Palma has a good public transport service, with buses running throughout the city and beyond to the surrounding resorts.
The Palma Aquarium is found just outside Palma between Ca'n Pastilla and Playa de Palma, combining education and fun it's suitable for all ages and is a great place to learn all about marine life and more. There are 25 aquariums home to a wide variety of Mediterranean species, a further 24 with tropical fish, and the deepest shark tank in Europe. Outside there's a play-area for children, Mediterranean and jungle gardens.
Aqualand water park situated on the outskirts of El Arenal offers a variety of water attractions with adrenaline chutes, children's play-areas and a relaxing lazy river, ensuring a fun-day out for all ages.
The Marineland which is located in the resort of Portal Nous around 9 km away is a popular attraction for families with young children, the park features an aquarium with rays and sharks, and the shows include performing sea lions, parrots and dolphins.
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