Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is, undoubtedly, the most popular holiday destination in Illes Balears. There are not so many things we can say about this city that haven’t been told already. The main thing you need to know about this destination is that it will stay in your memory forever. The reason behind this strong impression is the diversity Palma has to offer, hundreds of opportunities for having a fun and enjoying a relaxing vacation, away from the stress and boredom of everyday life. The island city can be reached by plane, landing on Palma’s international airport.
As an important strategic point ruled by three empires over time, Roman, Byzantine and Muslim, each leaving a mark on the city’s architecture and lifestyle, Palma is filled with history and culture. These influences could be clearly seen in local hospitality tradition and cuisine. The population of the whole Palma area is estimated to be over 500,000 people and during peak season, there are more than a million swirling the narrow, tropical streets.
It will take ages to describe all the things you can see and do here. Besides the classic water sports, offered by most tropical destinations, you can diversify your holiday schedule by including things like hiking, trail biking, train excursions, sailing and even climbing on some of the most interesting rock walls Europe has to offer. If along with your mind and soul, you also want to spoil your body, you must visit the Tranc salt mines. The tours in the salt pans here are good for your circulatory and respiratory systems – a regular 90 minutes tour will recharge your batteries better than a full night of sweet sleep in one of the numerous comfortable hotels in the region.
The main sights to be visited here are the Palau de l’Almundaina and Palma’s Cathedral. These are the main architectural sights in town, unique landmarks reflecting the influences of the Byzantine and Muslim domination in the region over the time.
Palma de Mallorca provides wonderful leisure opportunities for everyone and if nightlife is what you’re looking for, you won’t regret being here for your summer vacation. During peak season, the clubs are open all night and the pubs are full of fun people, just looking for a good time. Shopping is also highly valued in Palma, with both malls where you can find world famous brands, and small shops from where you can buy traditional souvenirs and outfits. Palma de Mallorca is a must on your Euro-trip itinerary!