Palma de Mallorca is calling! Discover its cathedral, monuments, beaches and more.

Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, offers all the virtues of the Mediterranean: beautiful beaches, incredible coves, green mountains and a great atmosphere for all kinds of visitor, from those looking for peace and quiet to those who want a little more adventure.

The island of Majorca has been inhabited for more than five millennia. Its extensive history is reflected in several archaeological sites, as well as the archaeological remnants from its age of glory under Moorish rule and spectacular Christian buildings.

The Cathedral, a temple that is often captured as a reflection in the water, is perhaps the most emblematic image of the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca. However, you mustn't forget its surrounding back-streets and the majestic Castillo de Bellver, perched over the bay of Palma.

If you book an offer of flight + hotel to Majorca, you'll instantly discover why it has been dubbed the island of calm: enjoy the sun and snorkel among the banks of fish in crystal-clear water, or take the picturesque Sóller train line that been running uninterrupted from the capital to the port of Sóller since 1912. If you also like to taste the local cuisine on your travels, don't forget to try the delicious ensaimada, a typical Majorcan pastry, or frito mallorquín, the paradigm of the Mediterranean diet.

On Majorca holidays, nature also plays a major part: the Drach caves hide a large underground lake and the Serra de Tramontana mountain range, which runs across the north of the island, has beautiful valleys and villages, such as Valldemossa. Furthermore, the views at Cap de Formentor near Pollença on the opposite end of Majorca are a delight for the eyes.

You can reach Majorca by ferry from mainland Spain or fly direct to Palma de Mallorca airport. Although there is public transport between the main towns, it is a good idea to hire a car to move around the island.

Take advantage of low-cost Majorca holidays to visit this island for a few days and leave your worries behind. You won't regret it!

Spain's Balearic Islands are some of the best destinations in the world for a beach holiday. If you like beach holidays in Majorca then you're sure to love our cheap beach holidays to Mencorca or our Ibiza beach holidays. Book with Expedia and find out why for yourself.

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Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Santa Catalina
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Santa Catalina

Shopping, Dining, Marinas

Unique features of Santa Catalina include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Municipal Market of Santa Catalina or Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art while you're exploring the area.

Son Armadams
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Son Armadams

While visiting Son Armadams, you might make a stop by sights like Paseo Maritime and Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca.

Sant Nicolau
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Sant Nicolau

While visiting Sant Nicolau, you might make a stop by sights like Palma Town Hall and Plaza de Mercat.

La Llotja-Born
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La Llotja-Born

While visiting La Llotja-Born, you might make a stop by sights like Paseo Maritime and Paseo del Borne.

Sindicat
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Sindicat

While visiting Sindicat, you might make a stop by sights like Basilica of St. Francis and Juan Miro Foundation.

Top hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Costa Azul
4 out of 5
Avenida Gabriel Roca, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
£131/night
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (1,224 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and willing to help. The view from our room was fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Hotel Costa Azul
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Hotel Basílica
4 out of 5
Carrer de Can Troncoso 3, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
£179/night
19 Aug-20 Aug
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"I liked the decor. Breakfast wasn’t the best organised and spread quite limited."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Hotel Basílica
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Hotel THB Mirador
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo 10, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
£100/night
28 Aug-29 Aug
3.8/5Good! (522 reviews)

"I love the place everything was near restaurants, transport and shopping."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Hotel THB Mirador

Popular things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
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Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma

One of Mallorca’s most famous landmarks, Mallorca Cathedral showcases beautiful Gothic architecture and pieces by some of Spain’s greatest artists. 

Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle

This fantastically preserved 14th-century castle offers stunning views across the city and a glimpse into Mallorca’s rich history. 

Port of Palma de Mallorca
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Port of Palma de Mallorca

Explore the waterfront in Palma de Mallorca with a trip to Port of Palma de Mallorca. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its acclaimed art galleries.

Paseo Maritime
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Paseo Maritime

Learn about the history of Paseo Maritime, one of the top monuments in Palma de Mallorca. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Basilica of St. Francis
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Basilica of St. Francis

Learn about the lives and struggles of some of Mallorca’s most important religious figures at this superb 13th-century church. 

Parc de La Mar
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Parc de La Mar

Views of Palma’s fascinating architecture, a large salt water lake and fine outdoor art make the “Park by the Sea” a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

Top activities in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Tours
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Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Tours

£17

Discover Palma de Mallorca on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that gives you the flexibility to explore at a pace and schedule best suited for you. Cruise through town, and hop off at The Palau de L’Alumndaina.

Mallorca full day tour by Bus, Boat, Train and Tram
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Mallorca full day tour by Bus, Boat, Train and Tram

£63

The favourite full-day excursion of our clients in Mallorca –both adults and children as it has it all- the best places and views of the island, 4 different means of transport, plenty of time and a lot of surprises.

Caves Drach Half day Tour with music concert and boat trip
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Caves Drach Half day Tour with music concert and boat trip

£37

A visit to the spectacular Caves of Drach in Mallorca is a must. Time is precious on the beautiful island of Mallorca and so we suggest this half day tour, giving you time to visit other Mallorca attractions.

Palma & Valldemossa Full-Day Tour
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Palma & Valldemossa Full-Day Tour

£38

Venture to the heart of Mallorca, combining 2 of its top sites on this full-day tour. Stroll through its capital, Palma, at your own pace, head into the Old City, see the famous cathedral, and journey to Valldemossa to see firsthand why this area is so inspirational.

Mallorca: Small-Group Hiking Tour with Local Picnic Lunch
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Mallorca: Small-Group Hiking Tour with Local Picnic Lunch

£82

Enjoy a full-day tour that takes you out of the city and into the scenic Mallorcan mountains. Hike a historic trail, visit seaside villages along the way, relax on a hidden beach, and enjoy a seaside picnic lunch of typical Mallorcan treats.

Palma de Mallorca: Guided City Tour & Cathedral Entrance
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Palma de Mallorca: Guided City Tour & Cathedral Entrance

£15

On this 90 minutes shared guided walk we intend to help you discover the city of Palma de Mallorca in the most interesting and fun way. Our expert guide will take you around the most important sights sharing with you their love for the city and its past.