Tips for your trip to Palma de Mallorca


With over 400.000 inhabitants, Palma de Mallorca is the capital city and the biggest island of the Balear Archipelago. It is one of the most important tourist places in Spain, and in Europe too. It is mainly appreciated by British and German tourists, but recently many other Europeans and Americans too have discovered its beauty.

People go to Palma de Mallorca for its beaches, for its night life, for its sunny days. But besides the sea, this island offers also interesting monuments and beautiful events you must not miss. So, come to visit Palma and its island, and follow some good advice in order to do it safely and at best.

When to go to Palma de Mallorca

Every season is good to visit Palma de Mallorca and its island. Summer and spring are the best, of course, but if you want to go at lower price – though enjoying the same temperatures – try to book for October.

How to get to Palma de Mallorca

You can reach Palma by ferry-boat, leaving from Barcelona or Valencia. The best and fastest way is by airplane, and you will land at San Joan Airport – set  just outside Palma’s city area. This is the third most important airport after Madrid and Barcelona and is well connected to the rest of the island by bus, taxi services and private transfers.

How to move

You easily move throughout the city and the island thanks to the local bus services. A brand new subway now connects Palma’s old centre to the new part of the city and to the outskirts. We suggest to rent bikes, motorbikes or small cars to better move on the island.

What to see

In Palma de Mallorca you can admire many interesting monuments. The huge, white, elegant Belvedere Castle overlooks the panorama of the city itself and is absolutely worth the visit. Do not miss: Palace of Almudaina, the Cathedral of St Mary of Palma, the church of St Francis, the wonderful gothic buildings Ex Grand Hotel and La Llotja. Besides the incredible Roman Baths, do not miss also the local City Hall, baroque style of the 17th century.

The most beautiful beaches of the capital city are: S’Arenal and Cala Estancia. Besides Palma, there is the rest of the island to admire. More stunning beaches, for example, at Manacor, Port de Soller, Pollença. Over 100 caves are worth the visit, along the island’s coasts, but is also very interesting the wild nature of Cape Formentor. Find the small local markets and buy souvenirs made with palm leaves or coloured glass.