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Sights & attractions in palma

Below are some of the popular sights and attractions you can visit and explore in Palma. If you want more inspiration and more places of interest in Palma, read our Palma city guide

cathedral palma sa seu
palma cathedral la seu
at bellver castle in palma overlooking the city and marina you can take in panoramic views of the city
bellver castle
popular attractions in Tramuntana Mallorca includes a ride in the antique train and tram
ride the antique train
old turkish baths in palma known as banys arabs the place used to belong to an arab noblesman
arabian baths
Palma Aquarium is a top attraction
palma aquarium
Noble palace of Almundaina in the historic centre of Palma, Mallorca
almundaina palace

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.

Some of the most significant churches

Below are a few of the interesting churches you will find in Mallorca.

church of soller is a beautiful sight in mallorca
church of sóller – sant bartolomé

Visit the beautiful neo-Gothic church in the main square of Sóller The church is one of the most spectacular church constructions in Mallorca, because of the many architectural styles that decorates the exterior. The neo-Gothic style of the facade, was applied by famous architect and partner of Gaudí, Joan Rubio i Bellver.

església nova

Speaking of Joan Rubio i Bellver, we can not neglect the open-air church of Eslgésia Nova (New Church) in the small village of Son Servera. Not only is this an architectural pearl, but also a wonderful and romantic venue for weddings and festive events.

deia church and cemetery is a place of interest in mallorca
church of deià

If you have not yet been to the picturesque village of Deià in the Tramuntana mountains, it is about time to get here. Deià is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and beautiful areas in Mallorca, and the church of Deià crowns the village. Actually, it not as much the church itself that makes this a great sight, but more the situation on top of a hill, which allows for divine panoramic views over valley and sea. Stroll around the peaceful cemetery and enjoy the views of this magical place.

church of manacor is a place of interest in mallorca
church of manacor

The parish church of Manacor, dedicated to our lady of sorrows, is famous for its unique and high bell tower that rises high above the roofs of the second largest city in Mallorca. The church was built on top of a former Arabic mosque, and the enormous dimensions and detailed exterior is a clear sign of change of religious dominance on the island.

santa eulàlia in palma

The parish church of Santa Eulàlia is not only an important place of interest in the history of Mallorca but also a must-see sight in Palma. The incredible details adorning Santa Eulàlia’s neo-Gothic exterior includes scary gargoyles, beautiful finials and the massive rose window in the main facade above the entrance doors.

La Porciúncula

La Porciúncula is a unique church that features an innovative and highly creative architectural design. La Porciúncula is known as “The Glass Church”, because the walls have been replaced by glass paintings, creating an amazingly colourful interior. La Porciúncula is unlike most other churches, round. The design af the church as well as the placement of the organ inside, is meant to give an exceptional sound, and it truly does! La Porciúncula is one of the only real attractions in the area of Platja de Palma.

Visit one of the historical 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.

the lluc monastery is a tourist attraction in mallorca
santuari de lluc
cura monastery is an attraction in mallorca
santuari de cura
the monastery of sant salvador is a place of interest in mallorca
santuari de sant salvador
Famous monastery of Real Cartuja in Valldemossa
real cartuja
Sant Fransesc convent in Palma Mallorca
convent of sant fransesc

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.

Below you will find some of the most popular caves to visit on the island. If you want to explore more caves to visit in Mallorca, click the button.

drach caves in mallorca is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the island
cuevas del drach – the dragon caves

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.

The arta caves are one of the popular attractions in mallorca
cuevas d’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.

genova caves in Palma - cuevas de genova
genova caves

The newly restored and opened Genova Caves, are situated just outside Palma and easily accessible with bus. The Genova Caves are the smallest of all the caves in Mallorca open for tourism, but still a great attraction, especially if you are on holiday somewhere in the bay of Palma or in the south-west. You will be told interesting stories about the caves, and after the tour you can enjoy a refreshment at the restaurant. The Genova Caves are much less crowded than most other of Mallorca’s popular cave attractions.

caves of campanet in mallorca is a tourist attraction
cuevas de campanet

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 Campanet, close to the natural park of Ses Font Ufanes.

Enjoy Mallorcan culture exhibited in these museums and exhibition spaces

 

La Granja finca in Esporles is a place of interest and attraction in Tramuntana
la Granja d’Esporles
the art museum of sa bassa blanca in the raiguer region is a great attraction
sa bassa blanca
Son Marroig is one of the biggest attractions in Tramuntana
son marroig
military museum of palma is a tourist attraction in mallorca
military museum and fortress of sant carles
the botanical gardens in bunyola is a great attraction in mallorca
jardins d’alfabia

explore the mallorcan prehistory and the balearic talayotic era

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.

Below are some of the biggest and most remarkable prehistoric sites you can visit, which also offers guided tours or signs.

Visit the talayotic village of Ses Paises in Arta Mallorca
ses païsses (artà)

The talayotic village of Ses Païsses is one of the biggest of all the prehistoric settlements in Mallorca. At Ses Païsses, you can enjoy some spectacular constructions, including the almost 400 metre long wall, hypostyle, horseshoe-chamber and the central talayot. Ses Païsses is an activity for all ages to enjoy.

The Talayotic village of Capocorp Vell is an interesting place of interest in the Migjorn region in Mallorca
capocorp vell (llucmajor)

The Capocorp Vell village, features one of the biggest talayots of the Balearic islands, burial sites, habitations and a temple, all in incredibly good conditions. There is a lot to see and learn at Capocorp Vell, an interesting place of interest in the area of Cala Pi south of Llucmajor.

this talayotic site in manacor is a place of interest in mallorca
s’Hospitalet (manacor)

S’Hospitalet is a large excavation site found outside Manacor. This talayotic settlement features various types of building constructions such as talayots, habitations, navy forms, barracks and burial chambers. S’Hospitalet is free to visit all day, there are information boards set up explaining the different areas of the site.

excavations of talayotic village of son fornes in mallorca
son fornes (montuïri)

Just a few kilometres outside the medieval village of Montuïri, you will find the excavations of Son Fornes talayotic village. Son Fornes is a great sight for you who love to explore and enjoy outdoor activities. Before or after visiting the talayotic site itself, you should also visit the associated museum housed in an old mill in Montuïri town to see and learn about the talayotic period, as well as all the artefacts found during excavations exhibited here.

explore the wild and unspioled mediterranean 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 creatures that lives here.

mondrago park in mallorca
mondragó
excursion to the dragonera island is one of the things to do in mallorca
sa dragonera
Alcudia wetlands nature reserve of albufera great place for birdwatching and bird spotting
s’albufera
excursion from mallorca to cabrera
cabrera
ses fonts ufanes nature park is a place of interest in campanet mallorca
ses font ufanes