Small Group Tapas Tasting with a Local
- Experience the popular tradition of evening tapas in Mallorca de Palma
- Taste some of the best local tapas and pinchos
- Sip local wines and beers with new friends
- Discover unique bars loved by locals
Mallorca’s tapas tradition started with La Crisis, Spain’s 2008 financial crisis, when many locals in Palma didn’t have much spending money and the bars were empty during the week. To boost business, the local bar owners of Palma came up with the Ruta Martiana, a concept that involved offering affordable prices and a drink with an order of tapas.
Since that time the Ruta Martiana tradition has continued on Tuesday evenings and today, you’ll find those once-empty bars filled with locals. As tapas are great every night of the week, this 2.5-hour tour extends the tradition beyond Tuesdays!
Throughout the evening on tapas nights, small neighborhood bars offer up delectable tapas and pinchos (bread with vegetables, fish, or meat on top), paired with a tasty glass of Spanish wine or ice-cold beer.
The Ruta Martiana symbolizes more than just eating and drinking, however. It is where old and new friends meet, check out the different bars and sit on lovely terraces, eating delicious local foods. It is the most beloved Spanish dinner ritual, and is a must-do on any visit to Mallorca.
Enjoy a walk with your guide along the narrow streets of the old city center to find the best tapas bars of Palma. Each bar has its own specialty and you won’t stop until you’ve tasted the best of each. Try the biggest tortilla in Mallorca, taste some authentic Spanish jamón, and savor a few divine fresh fish pinchos. The grilled lamb ribs are perfection, as well, so don’t forget those!
For each of the 5 tapas you order, you can choose a glass of local wine, cold beer or soft drink.
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.