What to do in Mallorca
What to do in Mallorca, a list of the best activities to do on this paradise island.
Mallorca is an island of Spain that is located in the Mediterranean Sea, more precisely in the central part of the Balearic Archipelago.
It has 3,640km2, being the largest in the Spanish country. It has 859,289 inhabitants, making it one of the most populated islands, after Tenerife.
The capital is Palma de Mallorca, which, in turn, is the capital of the Community of the Balearic Islands.
On this occasion, we want to tell you about our options to know what to do in Mallorca.
Royal Palace of l’Almudaina
Built in the 10th century, after the Muslim conquest. The building that can be seen today is the result of several extensions and modifications that began to be carried out after the Christian Conquest, in the 13th century.
For a long time it was the residence of kings, governors, and other political and royal figures.
Today, it is a Museum of Tapestries and Furniture. Its entrance has a cost of 3.50 euros, and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, admission is free for European citizens and those from Latin America. Here we leave you the link to see schedules and costs.
Cathedral of Santa Maria of Mallorca
Main religious building on the island. Known to the locals as La Seu (Name given to cathedrals in the Crown of Aragon). Built on top of the main mosque on the shore of the Bay of Palma, in the 13th century.
It is the only Gothic Cathedral that overlooks the sea on the Renaissance and Roman walls that protected the city.
Its construction ended in 1601, and it was restored on several occasions, including interventions by the famous Spanish architect Gaudí in 1904, and by Miquel Barceló in 2007.
To visit it, you must first pay 8 euros. Admission is free only for residents of Mallorca.
Viewpoint of the Cathedral and walls of Palma
Being in the Cathedral of Mallorca, you cannot miss enjoying the Renaissance walls of Palma, or marveling at the advance of the city over the sea.
Currently, they are partially demolished. Formerly they were a set of bastions and towers that surrounded the entire city.
Without a doubt, it is a beautiful plan to enjoy the view of the city.
In the Sierra de Tramuntana, you will find this beautiful town, with picturesque stone houses and steep streets.
Prepare your camera, as it is one of the places with the best views!
Our advice is that you fill your backpack with groceries and go to enjoy a whole day in this incredible place.
Here we leave you the official website of the Sierra, so you can see everything you can do there. Not for nothing, it is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is the most unspoilt beach in Palma, with fine white sand, surrounded by turquoise blue waters. In a natural environment, with incomparable beauty and optimal conditions.
You will not regret enjoying this immense horizon and a bit of relaxation in the water.
Near the beach is the Sa Albufera Natural Park, with free entry.
Central point of Palma from where the busiest streets of the city such as Sindicat, Jaume II and Sant Miquel are born.
Very close to here, is the Church of Santa Eulalia and the Town Hall, two buildings worth visiting.
During the week, from Monday to Saturday, you can find the Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The days and times undergo modifications depending on the time of year.
L’Olivar Market (Mercat de L’olivar)
Inaugurated in 1958, it is the most impressive Municipal Market in Palma.
Here, you will find everything: flavors, colors and natural aromas, as well as bars, flower shops and fast food stands.
Open from Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30 pm, and on Saturdays, you can enjoy it from 7am to 3pm.
Given the global situation of COVID-19, we recommend that you consult the current protocols.