There are very few places in this world quite as vibrant, charming and exciting as a resort city located on a sun-kissed island. Palma, the capital city of the Spanish island of Mallorca is just that, a resort city riddled with luxury hotels, cafes, trendy restaurants and an exceptional nightlife. Found in the Western part of the Mediterranean, this island city is often compared to Barcelona, Palma is only 15 minutes away from the airport by taxi and has to be one of the World’s most iconic boating location.
3 Top things to do in Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Apart from the beautiful scenery offered up by the fact that Palma is in one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean, there is also a ton of things to do when you visit. Here is a list summing up some of the most popular activities with tourists and locals alike.
Go boating on the turquoise sea:
Why would you visit an island and not enjoy all that the surrounding sea has to offer? If you are interested in a little sailing or boating then booking a ‘catamaran’ for a morning excursion is one of the best things to do. By visiting Ses Illetes, a small town 30 minutes away from Palma, you will find fine sandy beaches with a whole lot of boating activities to enjoy.
Marvel at the Cathedral “La Seu”:
This is one of the most stunning Gothic cathedrals in the World. The Cathedral “La Seu” is a highly treasured landmark in Palma. It was built between the 14th-16th century and hosts massive crowds on any regular day. If you want to experience its absolute splendor, go early so that you can see the morning light gloriously streaming through the rose window.
Enjoy contemporary art at the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art:
Marvel at the works of renowned artists such as Mirò and Picasso at the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art. Housed in a beautiful 18th century building, the museum is free to enter and is one of the most serene places in the entire island.
You could, of course, also go shopping on the ever busy streets of Sant Miquel and Jaume II. Try the local cuisine while you are at it. The “sobressada”, which is a soft cured sausage is absolutely divine. Enjoy the striking sunsets, the architecture, the weather, the people and an all-around island atmosphere that will simply wash your worries away.
What is the best time to visit Palma, Mallorca?
Being an island, you want to visit when the weather is warm and the skies are blue. This just so happens to be during spring (between March and May). During this period, your days will be beautifully warm and your nights soothingly cool. It is also one of the best times to go sailing around the island. The temperatures rarely go beyond 22 degrees Celsius and the skies are almost always blue.
The island of Mallorca is by far one of the most stunning places you will find in Spain. Whether you are interested in shopping, sunbathing, contemporary art or just sailing in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea, this is the place to visit.