Ruta through the monumental Palma

A route through the different eras, with the discovery of the artistic and cultural heritage

Palma reflects in its monuments the presence of different cultures that occupied the city. Palaces, churches, castles, monasteries, courtyards and gardens of Roman, Moorish and Christian origin are in the streets of the city, which always looks out over the sea. Stroll through the historic center of Palma to discover the cultural heritage in its streets.

Palma is a city that shines out with its own light. A city capable of assimilating the passage of each of the cultures that have settled on the island over the years. Peoples who have left their mark on streets, squares, palaces, patios and gardens. A monumental wealth treasured in buildings such as the Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the city walls, the Lonja, the Arab baths or the City Hall. Its Roman, Muslim and Christian past make it a surprising city, and one to be enjoyed all year round.

Worth a visit are the Town Hall of Palma on Plaça de Cort, the Patios of Can Vivot, Casal Sollerich, Can Oms and Can Bordils, the Almudaina Arch, the cathedral, the only gothic temple near the sea, the Almudaina Royal Palace, the Jardín del Obispo Garden, the Museu de Mallorca, the Dalt Murada, S'Hort del Rei, the Lonja, Passeig de Sagrera and the Baluard de Sant Pere.

Route points

01

Cathedral La Seu - Catedral de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

The jewel in the crown of Palma

Majorca Cathedral, built between the 14th and 16th centuries, is the jewel in the crown of Majorcan Gothic architecture. It is also home to important works of art from different periods (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern).


02

Venue Palau Reial de l'Almudaina (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A palace with a long history

The Almudaina Royal Palace has changed a lot since Roman times, through Moorish and Christian times, as the residence of the kings of Majorca. Especially noteworthy are the parade ground, the palatial chapel of Santa Aina, in Gothic style from the 14th century, and the ‘Gran Saló’ (Large Hall) of the Royal Palace.


03

Venue La Llotja (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Commercial building, in Majorcan Gothic style

The Lonja de Palma is a commercial building in Gothic style, from the first half of the 15th century. It was built by the most important architect-sculptor in Majorca, Guillem Sagrera.


04

Venue Banys àrabs (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

11th century baths in the centre of Palma

The Arab baths in Palma are one of the few examples of Arab architecture on the island. The 11th century complex includes a hot bath room with a dome and skylights.


05

Museum Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A museum for in-depth knowledge of the history of Majorca

The Majorca Museum has significant holdings of works of archaeology and art on display at its main building, the baroque style Ca la Gran Cristiana. In its rooms, the visitor can traverse the history of Majorca from prehistory to the 19th century.


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Museum Diocesà de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A must-see museum for religious art on the Island

Inaugurated in 1916 and remodelled in 2007, the Museu Diocesà de Mallorca houses an important collection of religious art spanning from paleo-Christian times to the 20th century


07

Castle Bellver (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A unique Gothic castle

This castle was built in the early 14th century in Gothic style with an original circular shape. It includes the old rooms of the kings of Majorca, the City History Museum, a collection of classical sculpture and the cell where Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos was detained.


08

Church Basílica Sant Francesc (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Medieval Franciscan church with a Baroque facade and a Gothic cloister

The San Francisco de Palma church is a good example of Gothic architecture. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and holds the tomb of Ramón Llull. On the other hand, the façade was rebuilt in Baroque style throughout the 17th century. The most important element is the Gothic cloister, which is unique in the Kingdom of Aragon.


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Museum Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Contemporary art at a bastion of the Renaissance

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani of Palma, located on the edge of the renaissance town wall of Palm, exhibits national and international artists since it opened in 2004.


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Foundation Miró Mallorca Fundació (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Foundation on the work of Joan Miró

Created in 1981, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró is dedicated to spreading knowledge of the work of artist Joan Miró as well as promoting contemporary art in general. It has significant holdings on the artist's work and also organises temporary exhibitions and other cultural activities.


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Exhibition space Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A cultural centre located in an 18th-century baroque mansion

This is the town's main exhibition centre specialised in contemporary art. It is located in an 18th century baroque mansion featuring an interestingly decorated façade and a lovely courtyard with an imperial staircase.