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Palma City Breaks

This vibrant cosmopolitan city has managed to retain a great deal of its ancient charm. Its street life, lively pavement cafes and thriving arts scene lead many people to compare it with the stylish Catalan capital Barcelona.

Insider Tip

Head to one of the tapas bars situated on the main promenade. Order a small beer and sit huddled with the locals around old wine barrels and select tapas from the wide and diverse menu.

Palma city map
 

Must See

 

must see in palma

La Seu Cathedral This mighty sandstone cathedral occupies a prominent position overlooking the harbour at the edge of the old city. 

La Rambla Once the main watercourse through the city, today this impressive tree-lined avenue is filled with colourful stalls of Palma's daily flower market.

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Must Do

must do in palma

Stroll along the seafront and port and see anything from tiny traditional fishing boats to super-yachts and massive cruise liners.

Find respite from the crowded alleys of the old town in the tranquil cloisters of Sant Francsec.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in palma

Traditional cuisine includes fish, garlic and olive oil and most dishes are garnished with almonds. The speciality of Mallorca is fideua (similar to paella but made with pasta).

Pa amb oli is also a typical dish, slices of bread covered with oil, garlic and tomato, sometimes covered with cheese or cured ham.

 

 


Shopping

shopping in palma

The main shopping areas are Avinguda Jaime III and the Passeig de Born.

For small handicrafts, ceramics and jewellery, head for the market at Placa Major.



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