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Palma De Mallorca
Palma De Mallorca is a Spanish city on the island of Majorca. Located in the southwest side of Majorca, this city is on the Bay of Palma in the western Mediterranean Sea. Palma De Mallorca was renamed Palma so that is how it will be referenced in this article. Palma is the major city and seaport of Majorca and is a popular vacation spot. The Spanish royalty spend their summer vacations there. Palma has good transportation so you will have little problem getting around during your stay. Both bus and train transportation is available to you as well as taxis. When you arrive at the Son Joan International Airport, you have a choice of an inexpensive shuttle or a taxi to get you the 8 km distance to Palma.
Palma has an area called Old Town, which is the area immediately around the famous Gothic cathedral, Le Seu. Towering over the city, this cathedral was consecrated in 1601. The amazing stained glass windows, interesting architecture, and rich treasures you can view make this a sight you will not want to miss. A visit to Bellver Castle, a medieval castle, gives you a great view of the city and the port and gives you some knowledge of the history of the city. The tunnels and secret stairways are fun to explore. If you are interested in getting a flavor of the people, go to the Passeig des Born, have lunch at one of the cafes, and just do some people watching. The stroll down the avenue will also pass by some interesting shops. Although Palma does not have its own beach, you can go to the resort towns of C’an Pastilla and Cala Mayor, which are nearby. For shoppers, there are handicrafts, beautiful leather goods, Majorcan pearls, and fine needlework is available.
Additional activities you might want to do in Palma are attending a concert, ballet, or theatre production. You will find an active nightlife with clubs, restaurants, dance clubs, and bars in the El Terreno district of the city. For more active ideas, golf, hiking, tennis, windsurfing, and boating is popular. If you are interested in festivals, visit Palma in March or April.
For a side trip, take the Soller Railroad, Tren de Soller, to the town of Soller. The scenic ride on the old train takes you through the mountains and past the orange, lemon, and olive groves. You will enjoy the ride and the charming town of Soller.