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Palma de MallorcaSpain

Majorca with its beaches and coves, nightlife, history and diverse landscape is the perfect destination for relaxing.

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.

Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Plaza Mayor de Palma featuring heritage architecture, a square or plaza and outdoor eating

Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Churches, art galleries and architecture highlight some of the noteworthy features of Old Town. Make a stop by Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma or Plaza Mayor de Palma while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Old Town
Es Baluard featuring interior views and art

Santa Catalina

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

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

Santa Catalina
San Agustin, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

San Agustin

4/5Very Good!(21 area reviews)

San Agustin is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Platja de Calanova and Cala Guix while you're in town.

San Agustin
Puerto Maritimo, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Puerto Maritimo

Travellers like the beaches in Puerto Maritimo, and Passeig Born d'es Molinar is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Puerto Maritimo
El Molinar, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

El Molinar

While visiting El Molinar, you might make a stop by sights like Passeig Born d'es Molinar and Cala Portixol.

El Molinar
Palma de Mallorca which includes a beach as well as a couple

Sindicat

4.5/5Wonderful!(41 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Sindicat, Basilica of St. Francis and Almacenes El Águila are top sights worth seeing.

Sindicat

Top hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
4 out of 5
Carrer de Simó Ballester 6, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
The price is £131 per night

Located in El Camp d'en Serralta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mediterranean Sea and Paseo Maritime. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Parc de ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (292 reviews)

"Loved everything about this hotel. Great value for money"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Protur Naisa Palma Hotel
INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
4 out of 5
Camilo Jose Cela 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is £129 per night

This family-friendly Palma de Mallorca hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Port of Palma de Mallorca ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (385 reviews)

"This property was right on the bay close to some great shops and eateries. The decor was very impressive and the hotel was clean. There was considerable construction going on though. We would definitely return here."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
Melia Palma Bay
Melia Palma Bay
4.5 out of 5
Calle Felicia Fuster 4, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The price is £122 per night

Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Fundacion Juan March and La Rambla. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (409 reviews)

"A great hotel, friendly staff. Just a shame the spa was closed for refurb"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Melia Palma Bay

Popular places to visit in Palma de Mallorca

Port of Palma de Mallorca
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Port of Palma de Mallorca

4.5/5(496 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Palma de Mallorca with a trip to Port of Palma de Mallorca. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the stunning cathedral in the area.

Cala Mayor Beach
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Cala Mayor Beach

4.5/5(147 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Cala Mayor Beach, a popular beach in La Bonanova. Stroll along this relaxing area's seaside or simply enjoy its restaurants.

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

4.5/5(451 reviews)

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

Paseo Maritime
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Paseo Maritime

4.5/5(121 reviews)

Find out 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.

Iberostar Stadium
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Iberostar Stadium

5/5(1 review)

Catch an event at Iberostar Stadium during your trip to Palma de Mallorca.Visit the area's stunning cathedral or amble around its seaside.

Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle

4.5/5(147 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£17
Per adult
Shore Excursion: Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Mallorca: Small-Group Hiking Tour with Local Picnic Lunch
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Mallorca: Small-Group Hiking Tour with Local Picnic Lunch

£81
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Catamaran Cruise Along the Bay of Palma with Lunch or Dinner
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Catamaran Cruise Along the Bay of Palma with Lunch or Dinner

£63
Per adult
Guided Bicycle Tour of Palma's Historic Landmarks
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Guided Bicycle Tour of Palma's Historic Landmarks

£28
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Historical walk: The Kingdom of Mallorca Audio tour
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Historical walk: The Kingdom of Mallorca Audio tour

£6
Per adult

Reviews of Palma de Mallorca

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

we aren't beach type of holiday goers, so only wanted to go to the city. To be honest I wasn't expecting much at all. But we absolutely loved the place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Amazing city with beautiful buildings, great shops and plenty of stylish restaurants, cafes and bars.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

Love Palma plenty to see and do on foot. Lots of bars, tapas and shopping. Friendly locals. Good vibes

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

Nice pedestrianised areas.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Jan 2020

Loved Palma go there often. Excellent eating places and shopping with plenty of places to visit. Thoroughly recommend.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Great city with mountain ranges, coastal beaches and a vibrant city. Love it....

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Explore Essentials: The Definitive Guide to Palma de Mallorca's Top Attractions

Explore Essentials: The Definitive Guide to Palma de Mallorca's Top Attractions

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