Travel Guide and holidays to Magaluf 2017, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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About Palma de Mallorca in Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain


Palma de Mallorca is located about 18  km. from Magaluf. It is the capital of the island Majorca with a population of 325,000 and a sizeable port. Palma de Mallorca also offers a rich mix of history, culture and nightlife. The fascinating central area comprises narrow streets between the high walls of ancient buildings.

This beautiful capital city is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and yet only slowly being discovered by the European holidaymakers as a great weekend break destination.

Palma de Mallorca is a great city to come shopping in its quality boutiques, designer shops and cheap stores.


As for the history of Palma de Mallorca; the Balearic capital is set along a bay 20 kilometres across and 25 kilometres long. Half of Mallorca’s population lives in Palma, a name already given to this city by the Romans as long ago as 120 B.C., when they founded it on a hilltop dominating the bay. All that remains of the Roman Palma are some remnants of the walls in the Almudaina. In the 10th century, the Moors placed a curtain wall around Medina Mayurka, the city that the Catalonian troops of James I the Conqueror were to take in 1229. The new victors translated the place name and called the city, Ciutat de Mallorques. They main Moorish buildings were razed to the ground and the Gothic Cathedral erected. Then, in 1715, under the terms of the Nueva Planta Decree, the Catalonian place name was formally banned and, in its stead, the Roman “Palma” restored.

The architecture of Palma streets is also wonderful that varies from different styles ranging from Rustic to the Vogue style. There are many places to visit and see in Palma de Mallorca. Popular sightseeing places in Palma de Mallorca include; the La Almudaina Royal Palace (Palau de L’Alumndaina - a royal palace which has stood since the Arab conquest and is still home to the Royal Family), Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) and the courtyard, castle and surrounding parkland, the La Seu Cathedral (Mallorca Cathedral), marina and the Serra de Tramuntara. Especially the La Seu Cathedral is worth a visit. It is one of the best gothic creations in the world. With 700 years in the making, it is designed to look magnificent and mighty from the sea.

For the holidaymakers in Magaluf, best option to visit and enjoy Palma de Mallorca is to attend a Palma de Mallorca excursion or visit Palma de Mallorca by themselves and there take the Palma de Mallorca City Sightseeing Bus Tour.

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