Top 5 Things To Do At The Weekend in Palma
While two or three days in Palma might not necessarily sound very much, it's actually possible to pack quite a lot in during this timeframe.
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Palma is a bustling and rather beautiful port city that offers lots to see and do. One thing that definitely should be on your 'must-see' list is Catedral-Basílica de Santa María, which is often referred to as 'La Seu'. This Roman Catholic cathedral was built in the Gothic style, with work completed in 1601. It's a thing of beauty that is all the more remarkable because of its sea-facing position.
Approximately a 45-minute walk west of La Seu is Castell de Bellver, another Gothic-style structure but one that is markedly different. For one thing, its circular design ensures that it is something of a rarity among strongholds. The castle is perched on top of a hill, too – thus providing wonderful city-wide vistas.
El Casco Antiguo
Palma's Old Town is in the same vicinity as La Seu so it would be remiss of any visitor to bypass this delightful part of the city. Its narrow, cobbled streets run behind the cathedral and are rich with quirky little shops and enticing bistros and bars. This fascinating quarter hints strongly at Palma's medieval past, too.
Es Baluard Museu d'Art
One of Majorca's very best museums is housed within a contemporary building situated within the old city walls. Inside, you'll discover more than 600 works of art, produced primarily by contemporary creators with links to the Balearic Islands. This museum is also a great place to enjoy splendid views over Paseo Marítimo and across the sea.
We've made mention of it already and it's well worth doing so again: Paseo Marítimo is a 2.5-mile-long promenade that runs from Porto Pi to Portixol, a chic Palma suburb. You can choose to walk or cycle – or even skate – along its length. Along the way, you'll discover cafés, bars, clubs, old fisherman-style dwellings and ports that are choc-a-block with sailing vessels.
Mercat de l'Olivar
If you fancy a something to eat, why not visit the city's largest market? In addition to its many eateries, Mercat de l'Olivar is the place to procure fresh produce, such as fruit, olives, spices, locally caught fish, meats and cheeses. The locals like to haggle so pay attention and you might learn a thing or two.
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