Palma Aquarium is a unique and fun activity for the entire family
The architects behind Palma Aquarium, has created a true recreation of the eco-systems characterizing the Mediterranean region.
The main attraction of Palma Aquarium, is the 33 meter wide shark tank, home of 4 different shark species. The tank has more than 3,5 million litres of salt water, and is the biggest of its kind in all of Europe. Palma Aquarium is housing ore than 200 species, gathered from the Mediterranean sea, the Indian Ocean and from the South American waters.
If you have a PADI diving certificate, you can actually dive in the tank, with the sharks!
On the roof of the aquarium, you’ll find the micro jungle especially developed to study the cultivation of the Mediterranean vegetation.
Palma Aquarium, is situated near the bay of Palma, in the area of popular holiday destination, Ca’n Pastilla.
How to get to the aquarium
Palma is the capital of Mallorca and seat of the Balearic government. Palma was founded during the occupation of the Roman empire, about 123 BC, and later developed by the Moors and Catalans. Palma has several times been awarded best place in the world to live; it is a city of great diversity, cultural heritage and commercial activity, making it an attractive city to a broad audience. Palma is one of the best places in Spain to go shopping, all the new arrivals from other Mediterranean capitals arrive here before other places in the world, plus, there are hundreds of local specialty boutiques.
The rich history of Palma has left an incredible amount of landmarks and points of interest to discover i.e. the Arabian baths, the cathedral, the Bellver castle, the Almudaina palace etc., as well as hundreds of other unique constructions perfect for sightseeing in the city.
Palma's other main tourist attractions
LA SEU – PALMA CATHEDRAL
Palma’s impressive cathedral stands out from the rest of the buildings in the capital with its imposing dimensions and beautiful architecture that can be seen from far away. La Seu is the main attraction of Palma and the trademark of the island, it is simply made to impress. Famous architects like Gaudí and Guillem Segrera have too been involved in the construction of this beauty, which is considered one of the most impressive and largest in Europe.
FERROCARRIL DE SÓLLER
Get on board on this antique train departing from Placa Espanya, and wait for the whistle to blow and the engine to start pulling the old wooden cars out of Palma and towards the beautiful mountains to reach the picturesque town of Sóller.
CASTELL DE BELLVER
The Bellver castle is the crown of Palma. This unique round shaped fortress overlooks the entire bay of Palma from its hilltop position, which itself makes it attractive to visit. There is a lot of interesting things to this medieval fortress and, the historical museum of Palma is also found here.
PALAU DE L’ALMUDAINA
The Almudaina palace is the most historical building in all of Mallorca. It was originally built as the seat of the governor back in Moorish times and has ever since been a place of royal affairs. The Almudaina palace is an interesting attraction with a lot of history to tell.
Santa Eulàlia is the parish church of Palma and, was actually one of the four first churches established in the city post the Catalan conquest in the 13th century. Enjoy the amazing detailed artwork that adorns the exterior before entering the church where a world of religious arts awaits.
Visit one of Palma’s most emblematic old mansions and enjoy a dynamic exhibition that combines original furniture to reminiscent the life of the wealthiest people and contemporary arts of established and upcoming artists. Casal Solleric is a free to visit cultural center where you can easily spend an hour browsing the many artworks while adorning the detailed architecture.
REIAL CONVENT DE SANT FRANCESC
Visit one of Palma’s most historical convents, the Sant Francesc located in the old city. Inside, you can enjoy some of the most unique Gothic architecture, a heavenly courtyard surrounded by a beautiful cloister, and, the tomb of one of the most famous Mallorcans, Ramon Llull.