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Tourist guide to Mallorca

What to see in Mallorca

Mallorca is one of those favourite destinations for summer tourists, who find on the island a small paradise to enjoy the sun, nature and the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Artists, politicians and celebrities such as Agatha Christie, Robert Graves, Claudia Schiffer and Adolfo Suárez have all chosen Mallorca as a holiday destination.

With dreamlike beaches and an attractive natural environment perfect for sports such as hiking, horse-riding and cycling, this is a naturally-blessed place. But there’s a lot more you can do in Mallorca as well as lying in the sun and drinking cocktails. For this reason, we’ve prepared this small guide to Mallorca.

Catedral Palma de MallorcaPALMA DE MALLORCA CATHEDRAL –Known as La Seu, the Gothic cathedral of Palma de Mallorca crowns the old quarter of the city from its position opposite the sea. Its age contrasts with the modern works housed in its interior, such as the baldachin created by Antonio Gaudí, or the Santísimo Sacramento chapel by the Mallorcan artist Miquel Barceló. Where: Plaça de l'Almoina. Palma de Mallorca. When: tourist visits can be made from Mondays to Saturdays.

Palacio de la Almudaina en Palma de MallorcaROYAL PALACE OF LA ALMUDAINA – This imposing citadel, built on Roman constructions, has been the royal residence since the Middles Ages, and, although it’s currently a museum, it still used for official receptions of Spain’s royal family. The structure you can see today corresponds to the constructions of the 14th century. Where: C/ Palau Reial unnumbered. Palma de Mallorca. When: from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 8 pm. How much: € 9; concessions € 4; under-fives free.

Cap de Formentor MallorcaCAP DE FORMENTOR – One of the most emblematic natural landscapes of Mallorca. This narrow peninsula, with spectacular cliffs and magnificent views, is also known as the lighthouse of the four winds. It follows a serpentine road, along which there are various lookout points. The most famous are Sa Creueta and Atalaya de Albercutx. And although access is not easy, the beaches of Cap de Formentor are picture-perfect. Where: Pollença.

Castillo de Bellver en MallorcaBELLVER CASTLE –Around 3 km from Palma de Mallorca is this Gothic-style Mallorcan castle, which has a striking circular courtyard. It was constructed in the 14th century by King Jaime II of Mallorca. Its name means “beautiful view”, and it definitely lives up to it. This is the seat of the History Museum of the city of Palma. Where: C/ Camilo José Cela, unnumbered. Palma de Mallorca. When: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am. How much: € 2.50.

Cuevas del Drach en MallorcaCUEVAS DEL DRACH –These are the biggest caves on the island. Inside are various striking stalactites and stalagmites of different forms and colours, which lead the way to one of the largest underground lakes in the world. Visits include a small classical music concert. Where: Porto Cristo, PMV-101-4 highway direction Porto Colom. When: various groups are organised each day. You can check timetables on the official webpage. How much: € 12. 

As well as the places we’ve included in this guide to Mallorca, if you travel to the island we also recommend a visit to the Sóller valley, the picturesque village of Deià, the old quarter of Alcudia and the ruins of what was the major Roman city of the island: Pollentia. We promise you won’t regret having got off your towel next to the sea.

Laura - Marketing Team

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