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Attractions and Sights in Mallorca

Mallorca is rich in history, abundant in pristine nature and can like no other place deliver so much versatility on such small surface.

Mallorca is a treasury of cultural heritage waiting for you to come and see.

On this page you can find some of the must-see sights and attractions in Mallorca, as well as find links to all the individual attraction categories so that you can plan your sightseeing on the island.



Tramuntana Mountains Tour with Local Guide & Lunch


Palma cathedral La Seu with Gothic architecture, Mallorca, Spain.

The amazing cathedral of La Seu is the crown and symbol of Mallorca, an absolute wonder and a must-see attraction when in Palma. Inside the cathedral, you will explore some of the most remarkable decorative arts, for example those made by famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, as well as the chapels and enormous collection of religious treasures and artefacts found in the museum. La Seu is impressive in many ways; the architecture, the art, the dimensions, it is every bit as outstanding on the inside as it is on the outside, don’t miss this.

Visit and learn about La Seu – Palma Cathedral


Bellver castle in Palma, Mallorca, Spain, a Gothic round castle.
View of the round courtyard of the Bellver castle from the roof.

Bellver is unique in many ways, but first and foremost because of its round construction which is very unusual for castles and fortresses. Bellver is situated high over Palma, allowing for divine panoramic views over the city, the bay and mountains, this alone makes it worth visiting. Inside Bellver, you will also find the historical museum of Palma featuring interesting artefacts from Roman times and insights in the development of Palma and Mallorca.

Visit the Bellver castle and Palma’s historical museum


Royal castle of Almudaina Palace in Palma, Mallorca.
Front view of the Almudaina palace in Palma

The royal palace of Almudaina was built by King Jaume II, on a site that has most likely been the seat of power during both Roman and Moorish dominance on the island. Inside the palace, you can actually still see parts of the old Moorish palace dating back from the 11th and 12th centuries when Palma was known under the name of Medina Mayorque. There are several interesting things to highlight in Almudaina, such as the Santa Ana chapel, exemplifying classic Gothic architecture dating back from the early 14th century. But also the impressive art collections, furniture and special items that has been part of the interior since Moorish times. Today, the Almudaina palace serves as offices and reception venue when the royal family of Spain are doing official visits in Palma.

Visit the royal palace of Almudaina and the exhibitions


Tren de Soller, an antique train driving through the mountains of Mallorca.
Tren de Sóller driving through a mountain pass in Mallorca.

An absolute family favorite attraction in Palma, is the antique train that departs from the train station in Placa d’Espanya. The train is still in its original condition from 1921 when it was first inaugurated, in order to connect Palma and Sóller, which was two of the most important trading areas of the island. Enjoy an hour of nostalgia as the old mahogany cars bumps through the scenic and beautiful landscapes of Tramuntana till you reach the heart of Sóller. From Sóller, you can can take the old tram down to the holiday destination of Port de Sóller, a picturesque and charming harbor area in a beautiful cove. Enjoy a lunch in one of the great restaurants in Sóller or Port de Sóller and do a little sightseeing before returning to Palma.

Book your seat at the antique train between Palma and Sóller

Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves)

Cuevas del Drach with Europe's largest underground lake in Porto Cristo, Mallorca.

The mysterious stalactite caves of Drach (Dragon) is a major tourist attraction in Mallorca, and quite unique actually. The millions of years-old stalactites and stalagmites are impressive themselves, but it is at the very bottom that you’ll find the true fascinating feature of the caves; the Lago Martel. Lago Martel is the largest underground lake in Europe, and when illuminated, you’ll see before you a scene from a fairy-tale.

Visit the Drach caves

Interesting exhibitions and museums to visit

Mallorca has always had a certain attraction force of artists because of its scenic natural areas that has given inspiration to many famous artists. But art is not the only thing you can enjoy when visiting an exhibition in Mallorca, there are many museums exhibiting parts and periods of the history of the island.

Discover all exhibitions and museums in Mallorca


Explore the wild and unspoiled Balearic nature

You do not necessarily need to bring hiking boots, sticks and backpacks to enjoy some of the most scenic and untouched natural areas of the Balearic islands. Mallorca and the small islands close to the shorelines offers some of the most beautiful and unspoiled nature you can imagine, and you have easy access to these stunning areas. Here, you can meet the wild nature and all the species that lives here.

Discover all the scenic nature reserves and parks in Mallorca

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Featured Natural areas to discover

Must-see castles and fortresses in Mallorca

Famous castles and fortresses such as the Alaró castle, Bellver and Santueri are just some of the amazing points of interest you can find in this category. Military architecture dating back to the Moorish times exhibits the importance of these constructions.

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Explore the mysterious underground world of stalactite and stalagmite caves

Did you know, that famous author Jules Verne found inspiration for some of the elements featured in his all time bestseller, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, in an underground cave in Mallorca? These mysterious caves, full of curious figures made of million year-old stalagmites and stalactites, will fascinate and excite you as you slowly move along the narrow paths admiring the illuminated caves forming a fantasy world around you. These caves are great and interesting attractions for all ages.

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Cuevas de Artà

Caves and tourist attraction of Cuevas de Arta in Canyamel, Mallorca.

Another top attraction in this category, are the caves of Artà, situated by the coastline of Canyamel.


Cuevas de Artà

Another top attraction in this category, are the caves of Artà, situated by the coastline of Canyamel. In the Artà caves, you move inside different “chambers”, which have been given names such as “The Purgatory” and “The Queens Hall” because of the formations of the stalactites and stalagmites here.

Visit Cuevas de Arta


Cuevas del Drach with Europe's largest underground lake in Porto Cristo, Mallorca.

Cuevas del Drach are the biggest of all the caves in Mallorca, thus they are home to one of Europe’s largest underground lakes.



Cuevas del Drach are the biggest of all the caves in Mallorca, thus they are home to one of Europe’s largest underground lakes. After moving through the caves, the tour ends with a classical concert played played from boats sailing on the underground lake. After the concert, you can sail on the lake in one of the boats while enjoying the magical lightning and surroundings. These caves are one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.

Visit the Cuevas del Drach caves


Underground stalactite caves and attraction of Cuevas de Campanet, Mallorca island, Spain.

The Campanet Caves are a great alternative to many of the other caves, especially if you are holidaying in the northern areas of Mallorca.



The Campanet Caves are a great alternative to many of the other caves, especially if you are holidaying in the northern areas of Mallorca. These caves are less hyped, but just as interesting, and the tour guides tend to be a bit more enthusiastic about telling you the stories of the caves. The Campanet Caves are situated in peaceful surroundings north of the Campanet village, close to the natural park of Ses Font Ufanes.

Visit Cuevas de Campanet

Must-see monasteries and convents in Mallorca

There are hundreds of convents and monasteries in Mallorca, some more spectacular that other. However, each of them tells a story about the local area, and about a time when monks and nuns were a integral part of any community.

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Prehistoric and archaeological sites

Have you ever wondered what life was like 3,000 years ago? Behind the kilometres of sandy beaches, hundreds of white hotel buildings and the whole tourism image, lies remains of a time gone by. Mallorca and the other Balearic islands was home to a culture known as the “Talayotic Period”, and was characterized by massive tower-like constructions, which allowed tribes to gather together and to scout the landscapes surrounding their villages. The excavation sites of these early day settlements are now open for visits, most of them for free, and you can explore these amazing constructions built by tribes thousands of years ago.

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Discover the many stunning churches around Mallorca

We have gathered more than 70 churches on the website for you to read about and find directions to. A thing that makes the churches stand out, is that even in the smallest villages, the churches are still of massive dimensions and executed in architectural stylistics representing the time and era of the construction. However, it is not just on the exterior that makes the churches attractive, the interior of most of them is just as astounding with the impressive altarpieces, the side chapels and the art collections stored. Even if you are not the typical church admirer, you will still find some of these constructions interesting to visit and photograph.

Discover all churches in Mallorca