With its array of bars & restaurants, stylish shops, palm-lined beaches and charming Old Town, Palma – Mallorca’s cosmopolitan capital, is one of the Balearic’s finest destinations. Surrounded by vast mountains and crystal clear waters, it is also one of the most beautiful.
An historic city, Palma’s most popular attractions include the impressive Santa María Cathedral, a Gothic landmark begun in the 13th century that overlooks the Bay of Palma. The adjacent Almudaina is a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence, and on a hilltop west of the city, the magnificent 14th century Bellver Castle boasts stunning circular architecture and exhibits that uncover Palma’s vast history.
With charming narrow streets, large squares and 18th century stone walls, the Old Town district is a joy to explore. Half of the island's population dwells in Palma, and its lively, all-year-round atmosphere centres on luxury hotels, trendy restaurants, cafes, shops and nightlife, alongside a thriving art scene.
Situated in the hills of the Tramuntana Mountain range, Valldemossa is one of the prettiest villages in Mallorca. This charming traditional village surrounded by forested hills and lush countryside, lined with shops, boutiques, and plenty of places to eat and drink. The main attraction of Valldemossa is without doubt, the Carthusian Monastery.
Even if you haven’t visited Mallorca, you will no doubt know the magnificent Catalonian Gothic cathedral that is the landmark of the city. Overlooking the harbour, it lies in the oldest part of the city and is dedicated to San Sebastian, Palma’s patron saint. Apart from being one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Europe, it represents Mallorca (Majorca) and is a symbol of the whole of the Balearic archipelago. Considered one of the most magnificent buildings ever built, it encompasses almost all artistic styles since the Middle Ages.
This 17 mile scenic train ride travels through the Spanish countryside between Palma and Sóller. The 1912 authentic wooden carriages take the strain as they wind through the Tramuntana mountain range and then out and down into the citrus valley where the town of Sóller is situated.