|PALMA DE MALLORCA|
|THE BEST BEACHES AND COVES OF MAJORCA|
|SHOPPING IN MAJORCA|
|THINGS TO DO IN MAJORCA AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS|
|MAJORCA BY NIGHT|
|GASTRONOMY OF MAJORCA|
PALMA DE MALLORCA
If you are travelling to the island of Majorca, one of the must-see visits is its capital, Palma, also known as Palma de Mallorca. The city has several places of interest that are worth visiting, but for those on a quick getaway, we will recommend what to visit.
The Cathedral of Majorca
The Seu Cathedral, popularly known as the Cathedral of Majorca, was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and is the emblem of the island. Located on the shores of the bay of Palma, La Seu is the jewel par excellence of Majorcan Gothic architecture and has one of the largest rose windows in the Gothic world. For more information on opening hours and visits to the Cathedral click here.
The Palma de Mallorca Promenade
The Promenade is very close to the Cathedral of Majorca and the historic centre of Palma. Walking or cycling, enjoying the views of the bay, and eating and having a drink in its many bars and restaurants is one of the most recommended plans to do in Palma de Mallorca. Click here to see where to start your route.
There are many places to visit in Palma, but the must visit places will without doubt include the Bellver Castle, Museum of History of the City of Palma and the only circular castle in Spain. In this location you will be able to enjoy the best views of Majorca.
If you’re staying in Palma for longer, check out this guide for visiting Palma de Mallorca.
THE BEST BEACHES AND COVES OF MAJORCA
Majorca is a paradise of crystal clear waters, there are countless coves and beaches some of the best ones include Cala Mondragó, surrounded by nature; Playa Formentor, where you can enjoy incredible sunsets, and Cala Varques, a beautiful virgin cove for hikers, among many others. If you are looking for a little more adventure in the sea, you can also visit any of Majorca's marine reserves, ideal for snorkelling and diving.
SHOPPING IN MAJORCA
Majorca has an attractive shopping offer. There is a huge range of shopping opportunities, from exclusive brand establishments and large shopping centres, such as FAN Mallorca Shopping, to markets and small specialist shops and local artisan shops. Visit the following article to plan your shopping day in Majorca. What’s more, shops in Palma de Mallorca are open on Sundays, did you know that?
THINGS TO DO IN MAJORCA AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS
As we mentioned before, Majorca offers a wide range of activities and excursions to suit all tastes.
- Visit the museums of Majorca. Majorca has a lot to offer those who prefer cultural tourism and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries. Don't miss our article to discover the variety of museums that the island offers.
- Excursion around the towns of Majorca. Majorca isn’t only dreamy coves and beaches; you will also find some of the most beautiful towns in Spain.- Hiking and excursions around Majorca. Majorca has two mountain ranges, the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and the Serra de Llevant. Hiking through these mountains is a common choice among fans of this sport, as there are different types of routes according to your skills and physical endurance.
So we encourage you to lose yourself among their routes and mountains to discover all the corners of this wonderful island. Have a look at the article we prepared with the Majorcan towns you should visit.
- Markets and fairs. The markets are an excellent way to get to know the island like a real local. It's not just about shopping, it's a way to get to know the island's culture and essence. The markets in Majorca are an excellent place to buy fruit and vegetables, local produce and local crafts.
On our website you will find a list with more information about all the markets in Majorca.
- Boat trips and excursions. If Majorca leaves you hungry for more or you have more time on the island, another way to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea and its beautiful landscape is a boat trip. In this case we recommend visiting the island of Cabrera, with daily departures from the port of Colonia Sant Jordi. On this island there is a great variety of excursions and hiking routes for nature lovers.
Another popular alternative is a boat trip to the Sa Dragonera Natural Park. The park is accessed by boats that depart every day from Sant Elm, Santa Ponça, Peguera or Puerto de Andratx and the journey is about 20 minutes.
Many companies offer this service click here to see the list.
-Wine tourism. Majorcan wine is increasingly recognised internationally and there are two Designations of Origin (DO) in Majorca: Binissalem and Pla i Llevant.
So, if you are a wine enthusiast and are interested in this type of tourism, in Majorca there is a wide range of oenological planned routes to visit the wineries and spend the day doing something different.
Here you can find all the wineries that you can visit on the island.
MAJORCA BY NIGHT
Although unlike Ibiza, Majorca is not an island that is known for its great nightlife, it is well worth mentioning.
The Majorcan capital, Palma, concentrates the great majority of restaurants and bars to enjoy the vibrant Majorcan social life between drinks and live music. However, Magaluf is the true capital of night-life in Majorca, and the vast majority of nightclubs are located there. Some of the most popular nightclubs are BCM Planet Dance, the largest; Tito's, famous for its luxury shows and special-themed parties; and Nikki Beach, an exclusive beach club.
GASTRONOMY OF MAJORCA
Gastronomy is another way to get to know and soak up the local culture. You can't leave Majorca without enjoying and tasting the island's most typical specialities, such as sobrassada, sweet and savoury cocas or the ensaimada, an icon of Majorcan confectionery.
Among other delicacies we also suggest you try the herb liqueur, rubiols horneados, arroz brut and bacalao a la mallorquina.
On our website you will find a search engine to see where to eat in Majorca.
It is evident that a weekend is not enough to travel through and enjoy the whole island of Majorca. But now you have a guide with places to visit and plans to make, so you can organise your two-day itinerary and make it your own.