What to do in Palma de Mallorca

Visit Palma de Mallorca during a Mediterranean cruise

Introduction

Palma Mallorco is often abbreviated to Palma. The locals call it Ciutat. It's the capital of the island of Majorca, part of the Balearic Islands. The city area may not very large, but over the years it has become the economic and cultural center of the archipelago.

This charming city with a wonderful mild climate is also a major tourist attraction. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists cool off along the beautiful sandy beaches. During high season Palma is also one of the busiest airports in Europe. The long stretched marina and promenade connect the harbor with the historic center where you can find most highlights.

It's especially the stately cathedral La Seu that reflects the rich history of Palma. In the center, you can spend hours among the small streets and taste the local cuisine in one of the typical restaurants.

Practical

Depending on where exactly you dock the center of Palma lies at 6 to 8 kilometers from the cruise port. However, there's a good connection by public transport. To visit Palma count on at least half a day. You can also enjoy one of the beautiful beaches east of the city.

Popular ports for an excursion to Palma de Mallorca are: