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Each region of Mallorca has its own particular appeal - for Palma it's the thriving art scene, lively café society and beautiful stretch of beach known as Playa de Palma. Discover the tree-lined promenades of La Rambla and Passeig des Born, built in the 19th century on dried up river beds, or explore the city's main sights, bounded by ancient walls and wrought-iron gates. But you have not truly seen Palma until you have surveyed it from the waterfront, with the cathedral and Almudaina palace rising proudly above the defensive walls of the old city, their golden sandstone lit up by the afternoon sun.
Palma CathedralThis magnificent Gothic cathedral dominates the Bay of Palma, with its grand spires towering over the city. Built on the site of an Arab Mosque, it dates back to the 13th century when construction began under the rule of King James I of Aragon.
Bellver CastleA huge and unique circular castle situated at an altitude of 112m and located just outside of the city. Erected in the 14th century by King James II of Mallorca, it , houses the Palma History Museum and offers breath-taking views of the bay.
Almudaina PalaceThe grand fortified palace and summer residence of the Spanish Royal family, which was once built as a citadel by Moorish rulers. It houses numerous works of art, including beautiful Flemish and Spanish tapestries.
Arab BathsOne of the last remaining examples of Muslim architecture in Palma. The Arab Baths were built sometime between the 10th and 12 centuries and feature twelve columns within a domed chamber, accessed through lush Spanish gardens.
Plaza MayorOne of Palma's bustling city squares, home to live musicians, street entertainers, great bars and cafés and weekly craft markets. The atmosphere is vibrant and makes a great place for relaxing and people watching in the sun.
Es BaluardPalma's museum of contemporary and modern art, exhibiting works relating to the Balearic Islands. Interestingly, it is housed in a former military fortress which dates back to the 16th century. Highlights include ceramics by Picasso.