Palma de Mallorca, besides being the capital city of the largest island in Spain, is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.
Since one of the main economic activities in that region is tourism, in Palma de Mallorca practically all services are intended to provide welfare and pleasure for those who visit.
Thanks to its enviable climate it is possible to enjoy during almost the whole year the kindness of nature and all the recreational and cultural offers that are carried out. That is why, if you are interested in knowing this wonderful city, in this article you will find everything you can not miss to get an unforgettable experience.
Discovering its ancient constructions:
One of the activities that causes more interest among people who visit this city for the first time, is to visit the historic buildings that are there.
- Palma Cathedral:
Among the most frequented, without a doubt, is the cathedral of Palma or ¨La Seu¨, as it is also known. This emblematic building built between 1229 and 1346, is a true work of art of Gothic architecture and stands as one of the highest cathedrals of this style in the world.
- Royal Palace of La Almudaina:
Another of the buildings that are part of the historical heritage of the city is the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. This site dates from the beginning of the 14th century and encloses a fundamental part of the history of the island. In addition, it is believed that since its inception it functioned as the seat of government of the same. It hoards within its facilities objects that have a high patrimonial value and that can be appreciated by all those who wish to visit it. It is currently used by the King of Spain as a residence during his stays in Mallorca.
- Lonja de Palma:
La Lonja de Palma is also a must see if you do not want to waste your stay in that city. This distinctive building was built in the fifteenth century by the prominent sculptor and architect Guillem Sagrera and it was the site of the Mallorca Merchandise College. It is currently recognized as one of the masterpieces of the Gothic architecture of Mallorca and is classified as an asset of Cultural Interest in the city.
- Bellver Castle:
Bellver Castle is also one of the emblematic buildings of the city of Palma de Mallorca. It was built in the fourteenth century as a residence for kings and its construction stands out among the others for its circular design little reproduced in the rest of Europe. It is located on a hill that rises 112 meters above sea level, a feature that gives the place a privileged position from where spectacular views are obtained. At present many visitors come to the castle to appreciate its unique architecture and enjoy splendid panoramic views as well as to be participants in the various activities organized in its facilities.
Walk your promenade:
The seafront of Palma de Mallorca is another of the wonders that this fantastic city treasures. It will take you on a 4-kilometer route that you can do on foot, by bike or on skis, accompanied by incredible landscapes that will be forever engraved on your memory as part of your best memories.
During your trip there will be plenty of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or taste delicious dishes that reflect the best of local cuisine. In the evenings you can also enjoy the promenade because the pubs and discos located in its surroundings make the place a very lively place.
Visit the beach:
Thanks to the excellent climate of Palma de Mallorca its beaches can be enjoyed almost all year round. It is the unsurpassed beauty of these spectacular natural settings that arouses great interest in local and foreign tourists.
Among the most popular is the “Playa de Palma”. This place represents one of the best options within the city to spend a day of vacation free of all kinds of stress and with the guarantee that you will find exactly what you are looking for in a site of its kind.
When being located near the center of the city the access to her becomes very comfortable. It has the typical services of urban beaches and is recommended especially for those who travel with children since it is a beach that has very little unevenness and wide area of fine sand.
Finally I would like to recommend that you do not miss the opportunity to taste the dishes that make up the local cuisine. Being an island of the Mediterranean, the basis of many of its recipes are meat and fish and these can be savored in the many restaurants that you can find in your tours of the city.
Remember that if you are planning a trip of ninety days or less to any country that make up the Schengen area, you must take into account the new security tool that the European Union will implement as of 2021.
Once it comes into force, to travel to those countries, citizens who do not have to apply for an ETIAS Spain must present a permit known as the ETIAS permit (European Travel Information and Authorization System).
In the case of Latin America, this requirement will apply to Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Venezuelan.
The permit must be managed electronically and will be valid for three years while the passport does not expire. The process is simple, you will have to fill out a form with your basic information, passport data and answer security questions and other general questions. This information will be confronted with data from Interpol and Europol.
The process should last only minutes, although if a more thorough review is necessary, it may take four to fifteen days. For this reason, we recommend that you carry out this procedure in advance, to avoid that the wait prevents your trip.