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Holiday Activities for Over 50s in Palma
Palma is a Mediterranean city that doesn't simply offer sun, sand and sea. For instance, there's the delightful Old Town, a host of historic buildings, museums, galleries and much more. At Holiday Extras, we've put together some of the highlights of Majorca's capital for the more seasoned traveller. Pre-book our Palma airport transfers and it'll be one less thing for you to have to think about.
A morning market
Here's a fun way to start the day: do as the locals do by visiting Mercat de l'Olivar on Plaça de l'Olivar. Here you'll find an abundance of fresh produce including fruit and vegetables and locally caught fish. By observing the way in which Palma's natives barter with stallholders, you're sure to pick up some handy tips.
Es Baluard Museu d'Art on Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina is a marvellous place to take in art that ranges from neoclassical to contemporary. In between gazing at works by the likes of Picasso, Mathieu and Kawamata, you might like to have a refreshing drink and a bite to eat at the gallery's alfresco café.
Less than two miles west of the city centre is Castell de Bellver, a beautiful Gothic-style stronghold that dominates its hilltop position. Built in the early part of the 14th century, this unusual, circular fort is one of Palma's most popular attractions. Not only does it feature the city's main history museum, it also affords wonderful views of the Majorcan capital.
Since Palma is a port city, it's hardly surprising that it provides plenty of opportunity to take to the seas. For instance, you could join a passenger catamaran that follows the Palma coastline, before heading over to Cala Blava, a Llucmajor resort that is relatively untouched by tourism. Alternatively, why not hop onto a glass-bottomed boat? That way, you can spy enchanting bays – and gaze through a window into the world of the Mediterranean Sea.
Rest and Playa de Palma
No visit to this Majorcan city would really be complete without taking the opportunity to tread barefoot on the soft sands of Playa de Palma. This gently inclining beach and the warm, welcoming waters of the Mediterranean should be temptation enough. And with the Serra de Tramuntana mountains providing a beautiful backdrop, what's not to love?
Whatever you're looking to do during your Palma stay, you'll be presented with many diverting options. Thanks to our airport transfers, you can start your next great holiday perfectly.