Those who want to see more of Palma de Mallorca should step away from the stunning beaches and explore the historical, cultural and architectural offerings of the multi-faceted capital. Palma de Mallorca’s sightseeing bus is popular among tourists but a walking tour is till the…
Those who want to see more of Palma de Mallorca should step away from the stunning beaches and explore the historical, cultural and architectural offerings of the multi-faceted capital.
Palma de Mallorca’s sightseeing bus is popular among tourists but a walking tour is till the best way to see the sights when you are in the area. Take lazy strolls around various parts of the city and you will discover that it is more than just a tropical paradise. Here is one of the most popular routes to take especially when you don’t have the luxury of lots of time to spend walking around the city.
If you have time for only one route, then this popular itinerary is the way to go because it will allow you to pass by almost all of Palma de Mallorca’s major sights. Start your walking tour at the vibrant square of Plaza d’Espanya, soak up the laid back atmosphere and watch a cacophony of people strolling around before you head out for this two to three-hour walking excursion.
From Plaza d’Espanya, proceed to Olivar Food Market and take in the feast, both for your eyes and your palate, waiting at this great market. Fruits, delicacies and fresh produce can be enjoyed from Mercat Olivar and it is a good idea to buy something to go before you continue on your way.
Turn left to Carrer Sant Miguel and continue until you reach the vibrant Plaza Major where charming outdoor cafes and talented street performers are permanent fixtures. Move along to the pedestrian shopping street of Carrer Jaume III for some window shopping – just make sure to hold on to your credit cards because you will come across plenty of enticing designer labels as you walk along. At the end of the shopping block, turn left to Plaza Cort where you will find the town hall. Have your pictures taken with this local landmark in the background before you turn left to Plaza Santa Eulalia. Cross the square until you reach Carrer Morey which will eventually lead you to the old city or the historic center of Palma de Mallorca.
Follow the city walls and you will discover the cathedral looming above you. You can climb up the stairs for a visit or you can continue on your way until you reach the lovely S’Hort del Rei gardens, past Plaza Reina, all the way to Born before you turn right to Bar Bosch. Soon you will get to Carrer Unio where the lovely and impressive architecture will pleasantly surprise you. From there, proceed to La Rambla and its flower stalls before you make an exit at Carrer Oms to Plaza Espanya which completes this sightseeing loop.
This route will give you a very good overview of what Palma de Mallorca has to offer. However, if you are spending several days in the city then you will have more time to truly explore each of its atmospheric areas. So, instead of speeding along the above route, you can just divide Palma’s expanse into several sections and explore one section at a time on any given day you feel like strolling around. This way, you will fully enjoy and savor the sights, sounds and tastes of this sparkling island destination instead of taking them all in at one fell swoop.