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The Mallorca area guide

Mallorca is situated to the east of the Spanish coast and is home to the provincial capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca. Not only is it the largest island in the Balearics, it is also the most populous, with around 869,067 inhabitants. The international airport of Palma is among the most used in Spain, with over 23.7 million travellers passing through there in 2015 alone. It is safe to say that Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, with a plethora of breath-taking sandy beaches, coves and scenery to discover, as well as beautiful cultural and historical landmarks. The nightlife is also a huge attraction for the younger generation.

Sights & Attractions

The Cathedral of Santa María de Palma is synonymous with Palma, and it is easy to see why a visit to this towering presence is simply compulsory. The gothic structure was built over the former mosque, Medina Mayurka, at the behest of King James I of Aragon in 1229. It stands at an immense height of 121 metres, and inside lies the 8th tallest nave in any church or cathedral in the world. Castell de Bellver is another gothic creation located in Palma, dating back to the 14th century, and is one of the only few circular castles that still exist in Europe. The Royal Palace of La Almudaina was originally an Arabian Fort during the Moorish occupation. Since King James II initiated the restoration, it has been used by the royal family for countless ceremonies and events.

There are no shortages of amazing views and walks in Mallorca, which is why many people see the island as an ideal place to buy a property. The Serra de Tramuntana, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is made up of mountains, paths, terraces and mesmeric ancient archaeology. It serves as a distinct reminder of the natural and manmade beauty the island possesses. The seaside in Mallorca is a major attraction when the sun is out and there are also many peaceful beaches, such as Alcudia and Cala Torta, which are not too well known by tourists. For family trips, the Palma Aquarium, Marineland and Aqualand are all great aquatic activities to experience.

Restaurants & Cafés

Mallorca has many restaurants that do the island justice when it comes to quality traditional cuisine. Simply Fosh is a Michelin rated restaurant that serves up many fine local delicacies, such as loin of hare with poached pear, while the crepes filled with monkfish and prawns simply must be sampled at Lua, in Port de Sóller. La Boveda serves up some delicious tapas in Palma, including patatas bravas and vegetables fried in batter.

Gran Café Cappuccino in Palma is something of a tourist and local attraction, with traditional rustic décor and amazing food available as well. CafésBay is another delightful place to have some organic ground coffee, while Garito Café is one of the hidden gems of the island.

Shops

Palma is often regarded as one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, with many streets to explore and where all types of local and branded shops can be found. The city has recently allowed for shops to be opened on Sundays and public holidays, in order to attract more weekend breaks.

Paseo del Borne is the most high-end shopping street in Mallorca and plays host to stores such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Rialto Living. Jaime III is the main high street and has a number of fashion outlets, such as H&M, Zara and Bershka. When it comes to necessities, Eroski supermarkets are dotted all over the island, perfect for fresh produce and grocery shopping.

Travel

Flights to Palma are very frequent, making it one of the most accessible locations in all of Europe. It is also very cheap all year round, making this a great contender for a home away from home. There are numerous bus services that operate all over the island, as well as many night buses, and there is also a railway service at Soller. The port also allows access to the other islands, as well as mainland Spain and other destinations.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

p>All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith



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