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Things to do in Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is one of Spain’s most exciting cities, and it’s also the largest city in Mallorca. The city became a tourist destination in the 1950s, and today Palma and the rest of Mallorca is one of Europe’s major holiday destinations.
Tourists and travellers from all over the world come to Palma de Mallorca for its modern and old world charms. From flashy shops, big hotel chains and pristine beaches, to classic architecture, old towns and cathedrals, Palma will charm you too.
Palma is the perfect place for you to give your photos the classic Spanish flavour, so check out the city’s most beautiful and historic sites first. Make your way to Castell de Bellver and take as many Instagram-worthy shots as you’d like. The site itself is a feast for the eyes, but the view of Palma and its bay from the castle will leave you breathless.
Bring your camera to Pueblo Español and spend a lovely afternoon browsing through the town, which is an architecture outdoor museum. Stop by Palma’s iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma or “La Seu” and marvel at its gothic design. Go back in time in the ruins of the Banys Arabs, which date from the 10th century and walk through the fascinating buildings at Placa del Mercat and lastly, visit Plaza de Toros, an impressive Bullring.
Get goose bumps when you see the works of masters like Picasso, Miro, Dali and other famous painters at the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Museu Fundación Juan March. Check out the others works of Joan Miro too in Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro.
When in Spain, quench your thirst for the beach! Take your sunnies and your best bathing suits to cool off at Palma de Mallorca’s best ones. There’s the sandy white beach of Ciudad Jardin, the crystal clear waters of Cala Major, the long stretch of Can Pere Antoni, and Costa d'en Blanes.
Watch the sunset at Paseo Maritimo, where you can also wait for the nightlife to start hopping and rave until six in the morning. Join Palma de Mallorca’s other exciting happenings to see the city like a local. Experience bonfires and barbecues at the San Sebastian Fiesta in January to celebrate the city’s patron saint. Schedule your trip in June for the street parties and fireworks of Nit de Foc. Or attend the biggest parties of the island of Mallorca at Palma’s Carnival in February or March.
Get to know Palma like the palm of your hand and get more travel inspiration with this list of top 10 things to do in Palma de Mallorca.
What you should know
Palma de Mallorca really is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit Palma is between the months of March and May. You’ll experience the most pleasant weather so you can enjoy exploring the city as much as you want.
Most of the locals in Palma don’t speak English, so it’s best you bring a good Spanish phrasebook and language app to help you on your trip.
You can fly to Spain and visit Palma de Mallorca any time you want because Singaporeans can enter the country visa-free and travel for 90 days. Don’t forget to check out the Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more info.
Travelling to and around Palma de Mallorca
You will be landing in Palma de Mallorca Airport. From there, you can easily reach the city area by riding the Palma Metro, bus, and taxi. Start wandering the city and take the Palma de Mallorca hop-on hop-off bus, public bus, train, and taxi.
Say “hola” to Palma and have a fun-filled fiesta for a trip! Get your suitcase and passport ready and book your Palma de Mallorca flights with Skiddoo today.
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