Majorca Cathedral

Weekend in Palma and surrounding areas


Pack your bags because we're going to one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean: Majorca. It’s capital city is Palma, a charming, coastal and cultural destination where you should spend at least a weekend.

What can you do in Palma in 2-3 days? Which places close to Palma are also worthwhile visiting? Here are some plans.

  • Bellver Castle

    During your stay in Palma, make sure to tick these monuments off your must-see list: the Cathedral, Bellver Castle, La Lonja and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. If you fancy going to a museum, you can have your pick of various interesting ones including Es Baluard and the Pilar & Joan Miró Foundation. If you want to go shopping, you can check out the Passeig del Born and its exclusive shops. And when you get hungry, you’ll find restaurants of all kinds in La Llotja, Born and Porta de Santa Catalina. In addition, to get to know the city you can have a walk around or jump on a Sightseeing Bus. Oh, and weather-permitting of course (the weather is usually nice all year round), you will be able to have a dip in the sea on one of its five beaches.

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  • Detail of the exterior of the former Grand Hotel, now the CaixaForum. Palma

    Palma can boast having many examples of Modernist architecture, with buildings designed by renowned architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domenech and Joan Rubió i Bellver. If you find this type of route appealing, click on the link for more information on how to follow this route.

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  • Can Catlar del Llorer courtyard. Palma de Mallorca

    Did you know that this city is full of courtyards that are true architectural gems, many of which are what dreams are made of? The best way to discover them is to book a guided tour with one of the companies that organises them (ask in a tourist office), many of which are private. Here we give you more clues for getting to know them.

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  • View of Valldemossa

    Valldemossa is less than 30 kilometres away from Palma by car. It is famous, amongst other things, because the musician Chopin and writer George Sand stayed in its majestic Charterhouse. For many it is one of the most beautiful towns in Majorca and, as you can imagine, walking through its cobbled streets and charming squares makes you never want to leave.

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  • Plaza de La Constitución square. Sóller (Majorca)

    The charming town Sóller is just over 30 kilometres away from Palma by car. You could rent a car or go for something a little more original: there is an old train with traditional wooden wagons operating between Palma and Sóller, taking you through mountains and valleys. A unique experience. Furthermore, Sóller is just 20 kilometres away from Valldemossa, so you won't need to choose between the two, you’ll be able to visit both in the same day.

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  • View of Estellenchs in Sierra de Tramuntana (Majorca)

    If you’re in the mood for something a little more active, be sure to go to Sierra de Tramuntana, where you’ll find the perfect routes for hiking and cycling. The mountain range stretches over 100 kilometres, running parallel to the North-Eastern coast of the island from Andratx to cape Formentor. You will find hundreds of walkways, many of which are associated with the great route GR-221, that include shelters, recreational areas and interpretation centres. If you prefer to go horse riding, you will also find places to ride in this area, with several companies offering packages. And if you want even more adventure, you’ll not be short of options: canyoning, diving, climbing, waterskiing, kitesurfing, rafting, etc.

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