Visit the island of Majorca (Mallorca) and discover the traces of Islamic culture in its capital, Palma. A fine example is the Almudaina Palace, in the Arab quarter, with narrow streets full of restaurants and fashionable shops. You can also visit the former Arab baths, located close to the attractive Cathedral of Palma. Interestingly, this is one of the few cathedrals oriented towards Mecca.
The nearby village of Sóller also offers Arab heritage in its park, the Jardines de Alfabia. A vintage train can take you from Palma to Sóller in 90 minutes.
From Majorca you can reach the islands of Ibiza and Minorca quickly and easily, by ferry or aeroplane. Ships connect the islands with Barcelona and Valencia, and there are direct flights to Madrid (which take around an hour and 20 minutes) and Barcelona (under an hour).
landmarks THAT CANNOT BE MISSED
Majorca has inspired many artists and creators over the years. For example, the Polish composer Chopin, who lived for a while in the Valldemossa Charterhouse. Charming places like this, the Son Marroig park, or a sunset on the beach or by the Formentor lighthouse, are sure to inspire you too.
Make the most of your visit by driving around the island to see the lovely Tramuntana region with its mountains and coves. The Tramuntana mountain range runs parallel to the north-west coast and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its unique agricultural landscape with medieval hydraulic systems.