Mallorca, excursions, monuments, etc.
If you are planning to visit Mallorca on your holidays, or simply to spend a few days with the family getting to know the island, you are in the right place! We can provide you with information on the areas of interest on the island, places to visit and historic monuments that are a “must see” if you want to really enjoy your stay here.
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Information on Palma de Mallorca:
The island of Mallorca enjoys an exceptional climate and the best time to visit is from April to October. Located in the centre of the Bay of Palma is the main city of Palma de Mallorca.
Palma de Mallorca is the largest city on Mallorca and the capital of the Balearic islands. It is situated on the west of Mallorca where the main Port of the island is also found, a port which serves as the point of entry for thousands of cruise passengers. This beautiful city is one of the main tourist centres in the archipelago. But, as well as being famous for its beaches and nightlife, Palma de Mallorca is extremely interesting from an historical and architectural point of view.
Palma de Mallorca – Historic Centre
With the exception of the “Castell de Bellver”, the most important monuments in Palma de Mallorca are concentrated in the historic “old town”, dominated by the gothic style “la Seu” Cathedral. In front of the Cathedral is the Palacio de la Almudaina.
From the artistic and architectural point of view, walking through Palma, one can admire: The gothic Catedral “la Seu” built on the remains of a mosque. Inside we can see the restauration made by Gaudí, including a beautiful rose window, the north facade, in which fantastical animals called Gargoyles are represented. In front of the Cathedral is the Palacio de la Almudaina, occupying a site dating back to the Roman era. Nearby is the “huerto del Rey”, a pretty garden decorated with sculptures. The Arab Baths (Baños Árabes), the ancient remains of the Arab presence in Palma, and “la Lonja”, a gothic building.
We recommend also a visit to the “Castillo de Bellver”, the Castle is sited on the top of a hill from which one has a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Palma.
The castle is unique in that it is the only circular castle in Spain. It has three semi-circular towers contained within the walls and one separated by some 7 metres from the Castle itself. Set round a central courtyard, the building is on two levels: the ground floor has a gallery of semi-circular arches under a flat roof, and the upper floor has lancet arches covered with a cross vault in pure Gothic style. Inside the Castle is the City History Museum.
CASTILLO DE BELLVER: Open – Monday to Saturday – 01/10-31/03 – 08:30-19:00 / 01/04-30/09 – 08:30-20:30 – On Sundays entry to the Castle is free, but the museum on Palma’s history is closed. Entrance adults: 4,00 € – Tel. +34971730657
Information on Festivals in Palma de Mallorca:
1 January: New Year’s Day
6 January: Epiphany
1 May: Labour Day
15 August: The Assumption
12 October: National holiday (La hispanidad)
1 November: All Saints Day
6 December: Constitution Day.
8 December: The Immaculate Conception
25 Diciembre: Christmas Day
Palma de Mallorca tourist information:
Plaça de la Reina, 2
07012 – Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 173 990
Country dialling code for Spain:
To call Spain from abroad you must first dial the international code +34
Emergency services: 112
Post Offices in Mallorca:
Post Offices are open from 09.00 to 14.00 on weekdays and closed on Sundays. Stamps can also be purchased in most places selling postcards.
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