Palma de Mallorca travel guide

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You're Going to Love Palma de Mallorca

Imagine a city where beautiful Mediterranean beaches are surrounded by romantic Moorish landmarks and spectacular historical buildings - that's Palma de Mallorca.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Palma de Mallorca

1. Those Beaches

Ca'n Pere Antoni is one of Palma de Mallorca's finest beaches - and one of its most popular. Those who prefer bigger beaches can walk to nearby Cala Major.

2. La Seu

The Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is the city's most famous landmark. Commonly called 'La Seu', the huge Cathedral was partially renovated by Gaudi.

3. La Almudaina Royal Palace

La Almudaina Royal Palace was once the city's Alcazar and, although it was rebuilt in the Gothic style by Jaime II, it retains elements of its Moorish past.

4. Seaside Events and Festivals

Parc de la Mar hosts an eclectic program of events throughout the year. Catch open-air movie screenings, concerts, and fiestas in a delightful setting.

5. The Nightlife

Palma de Mallorca rivals Ibiza when it comes to Balearic Island nightlife. Head for Passeig Maritim for clubs and bars that stay open till 6 am.

Where to Eat in Palma de Mallorca

Try contemporary Spanish cuisine at Arrocería Sa Cranca in Passeig de Maritim or Italian at Ottimo in Passeig de Mallorca. A basic lunch in the city center costs EUR12, while dinner for two with wine starts at EUR53.

When to visit Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca in February
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Palma de Mallorca in February
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Palma de Mallorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters so it's the ideal choice at any time. Visit in summer if you're planning a beach vacation or come in January for winter sun and the Three Kings fiesta.

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How to Get to Palma de Mallorca


Palma Airport (PMI) is 5.5 miles from the city center. Take the EMT Line 1 bus service for EUR3 or hop in a taxi for EUR35.


TIB runs trains from towns on the island such as Inca and Manacor. Trains stop at the Estació Intermodal de Palma in the center of the city.


Unless you're taking the ferry from Dénia or Valencia, it's not possible to drive from the mainland.


Mallorcan regional buses from towns like Andratx, Cala d'Or, and Valldemossa are operated by TIB and they terminate at the Estació Intermodal de Palma.

Airports near Palma de Mallorca

Airlines serving Palma de Mallorca

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Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is known for high-end boutique hotels such as the Castillo Hotel Son Vida and Boutique Hotel Can Cera. However, you'll also find lots of budget-friendly hotels like Hotel Isla Mallorca and Spa and BQ Apolo Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Palma de Mallorca

Port de Palma - one of Palma de Mallorca's most stylish districts. As well as the marina, you'll find La Seu and Parc de la Mar here.

Old Town - this popular neighborhood is known for shopping streets like Passeig des Born and the elegant tree-lined La Rambla.

Sa Llotja - one of the oldest parts of Palma, this area is home to some of the city's best galleries, designer boutiques, and restaurants.

Most popular hotel in Palma de Mallorca by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Palma de Mallorca

Most booked hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Hotel El Guía
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Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
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OLA Apartamentos Bouganvillia
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Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa
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Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
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Alua Leo
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How to Get Around Palma de Mallorca

Public Transportation

EMT runs buses throughout the city. The number 50 sightseeing is a good option for visitors. Fares are EUR15 for adults and EUR6,50 for children. Tickets are valid for 24 hours, and you can hop on and off as many times as you wish.


Taxis can be found close to tourist attractions and you'll pay EUR15 for a 5-mile trip.


Rent a car from Avis or Enterprise and you'll be able to see more of the island. Prices start at just EUR20 per day for compact cars.

The Cost of Living in Palma de Mallorca

Shopping Streets

Shop for designer brands and high street favorites in Passeig des Born. Or, look for arts and crafts and souvenirs in nearby Plaça Major.

Groceries and Other

You'll find branches of Carrefour, BIP BIP Supermarket, and Veritas in the city, and it will cost you EUR1.04 for a quart of milk and EUR2.42 for a dozen large eggs.

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