Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca (or Majorca the English spelling) is perhaps best known for its touristy beaches and nightlife. However, with a closer look you will find that Palma de Mallorca is a city that is steeped in a glorious history, intriguing cobbled streets, hidden away courtyards and glorious historical buildings.
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Spanish Balearic Islands and with a population of over 380,000 makes it the 12th largest City in Spain. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre is full of cafes, bars, restaurants and narrow meandering passageways which are a delight to explore. The ‘must sees’ include the Gothic inspired masterpiece Cathedral de La Seu, a spectacular Cathedral overlooking the Mediterranean, the Bellver Castle sitting majestically on the mountain overlooking Palma City and the Harbour and Alumdaina Royal Palace which was once the home to the Kings and Queens of Mallorca.
Venturing outside Palma City on one of our day trips you have the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and the picturesque villages of Valldemossa and Deia dating back to 13th Century with their colourful terraced houses, churches and monasteries or you might like to take the tram along the coast line to the Port of Soller for a delicious fish lunch overlooking the sea.
Wine has seen a renaissance over recent years and there are a growing number of vineyards producing an excellent range of wines from local grapes. Touring these charming Bodegas and tasting their wines with a few local tapas in the warm evening you might possibly decide to stay forever!