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MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN PALMA

Palma cathedral La Seu in Mallorca

PALMA CATHEDRAL – LA SEU

Churches

The imposing cathedral is the overall trademark and icon of Palma. La Seu stands out from many other cathedrals with its many artistic details adorning the interior and exterior, its unique location by the waterfront and the world’s largest rose window called “Light of God”. Expect to be amazed as you feel yourself becoming smaller every step you take inside this huge temple full of

Almudaina Palace is an attraction in Palma

THE ALMUDAINA PALACE

Visit one of Palmas oldest and most significant buildings, the amazing old Almudaina palace. The palace was built back during the Islamic dominance of Mallorca in the 11th century, and has ever since been residence of royals and important people.

Bellver Castle in Palma a main attraction

THE BELLVER CASTLE & PALMAS’S HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Architecture, Castles & Fortresses, Museums & Exhibitions

Enjoy the views over Palma’s stunning harbor area as you climb the narrow stair to the top of Europe’s first round shaped castle dating from 1311. Inside the castle, explore the municipal museum of Palma to learn about the development of the city from the Roman settlement. In the museum, explore the many recovered artifacts, city maps, flags, weapons etc. which all tell something about the creation of the capital of Mallorca.

Ride the antique train in Mallorca between Palma and Soller

FERROCARRIL DE SÓLLER

Enjoy a beautiful and scenic ride in the antique train that takes you from the Placa Espanya to the heart of the charming village of Sóller in the mountains.

Banus arabs is one of the main attractions of Palma

BANUS ARABS

Museums & Exhibitions

The Banus Arabs, or Arabian Baths, is a small oasis found in the heart of the historic city center. The Banus Arabs is one of the most well-preserved examples of Arabian architecture dating from the early Middle Ages during Islamic occupation of Mallorca (902 – 1229).

Palma Aquarium is a great family attraction

PALMA AQUARIUM

Come see Europe’s largest shark tank, hundreds of colorful marine species and the micro rooftop jungle at Palma Aquarium, a top attraction for families.

Casal Solleric is a main attraction in Palma

CASAL SOLLERIC

Museums & Exhibitions, Architecture

Casal Solleric is one of the most imposing and significant mansions found in Palma.

Es Baluard museum of contemporary arts in Palma

ES BALUARD

Museums & Exhibitions

The museum of contemporary Balearic Arts is found in this former military bastion near the seafront of the Palma. Es Baluard offers a wealth of interesting works of established and upcoming artists, as well as an impressive view of the bay from its raised position.

Convent of Sant Francesc and tomb of Ramon Llull in Palma

CONVENT OF SANT FRANSESC

Convents & Monasteries

Enjoy a visit to this historical old convent dating from the 13th century, that also conceives the tomb of legendary philosopher, Ramon Llull. The convent of Santa Francesc is renown for its beautiful cloister and imposing Gothic style.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS

Pueblo Espanol is an attraction in Palma

PUEBLO ESPAÑOL

Categories: Architecture, Museums & Exhibitions

Pueblo Español is an entire village built to reflect some of the most emblematic architectural elements of Spain, hence the name. Pueblo Español is an attraction everyone can visit, it is interesting for all to know about some of the amazing buildings of Spain and the stories associated with these. Moreover, it’s a great place to find inspiration for other travel destinations and visits.

Joan Miro museum in Palma de Mallorca

JOAN MIRÓ FOUNDATION

Museums & Exhibitions

The Joan Miró Foundation is a must-visit for any art lover, a place of unlimited creativity. Miró was a Catalan surrealist whom moved to Palma in 1956 to work and live with his Mallorcan wife Pilar. Together, the two created a world of art which is now exhibited in this imposing and unique building designed by José Rafael Moneo Vallés, chairman of Harvard University of Design.

visit the march palace and foundation in palma

MARCH FOUNDATION

Museums & Exhibitions

One of Palma’s most grandiose mansions, the March palace, houses a truly magnificent collection of art works collected by Bartolomé March, son of Joan March i Ordinas, founder of Banca March. The family is one of the most wealthy in all of Spain, and this palace, which used to be the home of the family, is a manifestation of greatness.

La Llotja in Palma is a great example of Gothic architecture

LA LLOTJA

Architecture, Museums & Exhibitions

La Llotja is Palma’s old market building, that nowadays houses a permanent art exhibition of contemporary art. La Llotja is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, and with the art exhibition in the old market hall you have the perfect blend of creativity and authenticity. La Llotja is renown for its beautiful Gothic style designed by Mallorcan architect Guillem Sagrera.

Military museum of San Carlos in Palma

MILITARY MUSEUM OF SANT CARLES

Museums & Exhibitions, Castles & Fortresses

Gain a unique insight in the military history of the city, as you move around inside this imposing fortress built in the 17th century. Weapons, uniforms, models, artifacts, flags, images and much more awaits in the many exhibition spaces inside the fortress, which also offers fantastic panoramic views of the bay.

Visit Palma's mill museum

MILL MUSEUM

Museums & Exhibitions

A visit to Palma’s mill museum will give you a unique insight on the agricultural traditions that was once the most important source of income here. At the mill museum, you will learn about the design and functionality of these iconic constructions, it’s fun and interesting for young and adults.

Kristian Krekovic museum

KREKOVIC MUSEUM

Museums & Exhibitions

Bosnian artist and provocateur, Kristian Krekovic spent the last 25 years of his life in Mallorca, after having lived and studied life in Latin America for many years. In the museum, you are taken through a life of an artist whom did not have trouble finding inspiration in nature and all its aesthetics. Come enjoy the impressive collection of reflections of the wild.

Ses Voltes exhibition space

SES VOLTES

Museums & Exhibitions

Ses Voltes is an outdoor theater scene and an exhibition space hosting many different exhibitions and events throughout the year. Ses Voltes was actually the last part of the walled enclosure securing the city back in time, and the inside exhibition space was occupied by barracks. The architect Elies Torres, was responsible for this wonderful combination of ancient military architecture and creative contemporary innovation.

museu diocesa is the religious museum of palma

MUSEU DIOCESÀ DE MALLORCA

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museu Diocesà de Mallorca houses an important collection of religious art spanning from paleo-Christian times to the 20th century. Inside, you will find an impressive and extensive collection of more than 200 works from convents, monasteries, churches and private donations, offering you a tour through the history of Christianity in Mallorca. In 2014, a space dedicated to Antoni Gaudí was inaugurated to pay a tribute to the person who said: “There is no human created invention greater than those of God”.

Museu de Mallorca in Palma, a historical museum

MUSEU DE MALLORCA

Categories: Architecture, Museums & Exhibitions

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the history of Mallorca during your visit to the museum of the island. The exhibition spaces of the museum are arranged chronologically: Prehistory, Rome, Late Antiquity, Islam, Gothic, the Renaissance and Baroque periods and Contemporary, giving you a thorough tour through the history to get you acquainted with all the elements Mallorcan culture is really made up of.

ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS

city hall of Palma Mallorca

PALMA CITY HALL

Categories: Architecture

The City Hall of Palma stands out with its grandiose facade crowning the Placa del Cort. This is the former seat of the highest power of the island, the University. Inside, you will find amazing paintings and portraits of some of the most important people in the history of the island, as well as some original furniture preserved from the 17th and 18th century.

government and parlament building of the Balearic islands in Palma

BALEARIC GOVERNMENT BUILDING

Categories: Architecture

Stunning Neo-Gothic details occupied the facade of the government building of the Balearic Islands next to the City Hall. Architect Joaquín Pavía traveled to the Belgium cities of Brussels and Leuven to find inspiration, which he mixed with inspiration from La Llotja.

The patio of manor Can Bordils in Carrer Almudaina

CARRER D’ALMUDAINA

Categories: Architecture, Monuments

Carrer d’Almudaina is one of the oldest streets in the city. It used to be one of the main streets of the first Roman city, and the Gothic gate parting the street is placed just where the Roman city portal was found. The street is also home to a couple of stunning manors featuring some of Palma’s emblematic patios.

building of consulate of the sea in Palma Mallorca

CONSULATE OF THE SEA

Categories: Architecture

Building declared place of special interest for its beautiful architecture, and home to the Consulate of the Sea. This feature rich building is open every day for visits and guided tours.

Grand Hotel in Palma an outstanding example of modernist architecture

GRAN HOTEL / CAIXAFORUM

Categories: Architecture, Museums & Exhibitions

The Gran Hotel was one of the first and most emblematic modernist buildings in Palma, dating from 1903. The Gran Hotel building commenced a new era of architecture in the city, adding yet another dimension to this diverse Mediterranean metropolis. Today, the Gran Hotel houses a large exhibition space of permanent and temporary exhibitions covering a total area of almost 800 m2 distributed on three floors.