Top 9 Things to do in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

March 13, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Palma, the economic and cultural hub of Majorca, is a delightful base for exploring the island's many gold and white beaches. A former Moorish casbah, or walled city, Palma's Old Town is an appealing maze of narrow streets that are a delight to explore on foot. Hop on the Soller Railway for a 17-mile scenic trip, visit 14th-century Bellver Castle and the museum of contemporary art, and check out the nightlife.
Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca

1. Catedral de Mallorca

Plaza Almoina 5, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 71 31 33
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Catedral de Mallorca

Palma's Gothic Cathedral.

Reviewed By GlenLoan - Glasgow

Pay the entry fee - so many visitors just walk around the outside of the Cathedral but there is lots to see inside - yes the real photo opportunities are best on the far side of the lake - that way you see the structure at its best - but the inside is very powerful !

2. Serra de Tramuntana

Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 61 66 22
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Serra de Tramuntana

A craggy, limestone mountain range stretching the length of the northwest coast of the island.

Reviewed By WImom - WI

The Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range on the island of Mallorca, listed on the Unesco World Heritage list. Beautiful vistas of the Mediterranean along the coast. There are many almond and olive trees in this area. June and September are the best months to visit. One of the cities that we visited in this mountain range is Valldemossa. The old part is a quaint town with some narrow streets and pretty viewpoints of the town. Chopin lived here for a short time and some of his belongings are still in the museum.

3. Mercat de l'Olivar

Placa Olivar 4, 07002 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 676 45 43 82
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Mercat de l'Olivar

Reviewed By bj_webster - Manchester

We visited here during a short break to Palma. We had read the reviews on here and were keen to see it for ourselves.
The market is full of fruit and veg stalls, fish and meat stalls. All very well presented and clean.
There are a couple of restaurants upstairs and one of them You Buy We Cook actually cooks your purchases for 3euros 50 cents per person. They even have very pleasant wine to drink with your food. We bought 1/2 kilo of prawns and the ladies cooked them for us and even provided some tasty vegetables to accompany them. Simply delicious. Well worth a visit.

4. Playa de S'Amarador

S'Amarador, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 441 reviews

Playa de S'Amarador

Reviewed By Susy1921 - Paris, France

For families seeking a beautiful beach experience with practical surroundings, this beach is for you. Turquoise waters and a white sandy beach greet you once you walk down the path from the paid parking (5€) to the beach. The beach is quite large, it is more like a Cala. It was crowded, (normal during the high season) but bearable. The snack bar was great, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. at moderate prices and with friendly service and smiles. For those seeking more privacy, there are some rock areas and cliffs to climb and snorkeling is not bad. Note: it is a short walk from the parking which could be a little difficult for some people especially when returning from the beach as it is a slight climb.

5. Basilica de Sant Francesc

Plaza Sant Francesc 7, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 71 26 95
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

Basilica de Sant Francesc

Reviewed By Alan K - London, United Kingdom

Top tip is to buy the 'Spiritual' ticket which, at 12 euros for a senior, gives you entry to six religious sites in or near Palma, including the mighty Gothic Cathedral which dominates the city. I got to four of the sites and still saved a fortune. Inside Sant Francesc is a haven of peace. There is a steady trickle of visitors but it's not busy and you can enjoy virtual solitude inside. The cloister is glorious, shady and pleasantly cool, and the basilica itself is full of interesting detail including a magnificent organ. I confess the richness of the decoration seemed a bit of a mismatch with St Francis' focus on poverty, but you have to take it on its own terms. Definitely a place for quiet enjoyment in a crowded city which is otherwise not strong on peace and quiet.

6. Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March

Calle San Miguel 11, 07002 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 71 35 15
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March

Housed in a former mansion, this museum's displays include the works of twentieth century Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Juan Gris and Antoni Tápies.

Reviewed By Travlintone - Chippenham, United Kingdom

A very centrally located art gallery which has free entry. During our visit there was an excellent exhibition of the wonderful cartoonist and artist, Lyonel Feininger who escaped Germany when his work was declared ‘degenerate’ by the nazis.
Don’t miss the associated bookshop at the entrance.

7. Mercado de Santa Catalina

Placa Navegacio s/n, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 73 07 10
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Mercado de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina municipal city Market Fish, seafood, frozen food, meat, gastronomic delicacies, charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, flowers & plants, spices, preserves and condiments, olives, wine, bars, bakery and confectionery, other.

Reviewed By c_jane_k73 - London, United Kingdom

Fantastic market, we were fortunate enough to be staying on the square. Wonderful fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, bread and pastries, rotisserie chickens, wine, wonderful tapas. You name it it is there. Shopped here every day of our stay and loved everything especially the tiny tapas on the far side . Can't remember what it was called but the tapas was amazing .

8. Passeig des Born

Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain +34 971 72 20 92
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Passeig des Born

A wide, tree-lined avenue full of bars, pubs and cafes: a good place to start your evening.

Reviewed By ge0t79 - Swindon, United Kingdom

It’s a beautiful open boulevard surrounded by trees and a fantastic atmosphere. At its sides we will find magnificent terraces and designer shops, walking through is a pleasure.

9. Jardines de S'Hort del Rei

Calle Palau Reial, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Jardines de S'Hort del Rei

Reviewed By Sphynxeye - Oradea, Romania

The water games of the Fountains, the very green trees and bushes, the whole garden with sitting benches for a rest in the shadow, populated with nice statues, everything makes this place an oasis in the middle of Palma de Mallorca, near to the great La Seu Cathedral

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