Palma de Mallorca is the largest city on the island with a population of over 300,000 people. Palma is the main point of entry to the island with the Port of Palma receiving large cruiseships from Spain and other neighboring countries and the Son Sant Joan airport on the outskirts of Palma receiving all international flights to Palma de Mallorca. Palma is also a great place for shopping and has several tourist attractions, of which the Cathedral La Seu is one of the most well known.
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Seaside beach resorts near Palma de Mallorca city:
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Shopping in Palma de Mallorca
Palma's main shopping streets are the stylish Passeig des Born with designer stores and Jaume II with its numerous boutiques. There is also a shopping center under Plaça Major, the main square, which lies at the Northern end of Jaume II, where you can find shops selling leather handbags and other souvenirs. There are lots of small boutiques in the region near Plaça Major where you can explore all kinds of stores from clothes stores and jewelry stores to rarer jewels like a small boutique specialized in lovely scented soaps.
El Corte Inglés department stores
El Corte Inglés is the largest department store chain in Spain and there are two large El Corte Inglés departments stores in Palma located at Avda. d'Alexandre Rosselló which is near the train station and the other at Avda. Jaime III, which starts at the Northern end of Passeig des Born.
Porto Pi shopping center
Porto Pi shopping center lies Southwest of Palma centrum near Cala Mayor, next to the main road Avinguda Gabriel Roca. You can find lots of stores here and if you are staying in one of the resorts Southwest of Palma (Palma Nova, Magaluf, Illetas, Portals Nous...) then it is only a short busride away.
Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
You can find restaurants in Palma with the following map showing various restaurants in Palma. Following the map you can find some hand picked restaurants in Palma De Mallorca with different areas of specialities.
Restaurants in Palma map:
Map courtesy of: www.skybluemallorca.com
Selection of Restaurants in Palma:
Bon Lloc (Vegetarian food)
Bon Lloc is Palma's first vegetarian restaurant. Bon Lloc is nowdays very popular and it is almost always full. The restaurant is not a la carte restaurant but instead Bon Lloc is ofering daily set menus inspired by the variety of fresh seasonal products available at the market. The menu consists of three dishes and a dessert and it costs around 13.50€ per person. Bon Lloc is open from Monday to Saturday during the lunch hours only from 13.00 to 16.00. Bon Lloc is located in the historical quarter of Palma de Mallorca.
Sant Feliu, 7
Palma de Mallorca
Can Eduardo (Mallorcan seafood)
Can Eduardo is a Mallorcan seafood restaurant which is serving fresh fish and seafood from the market. At Can Eduardo you can enjoy for example such delicacies as lobster paellas and stews .The restaurant is located in the harbor of Palma de Mallorca and has a view to the Cathedral La Seu and from the terrace of the restaurant to the Bellver Castle. The average price range is around 30-40€ per person.
Industria Pesquera 4, Es Mollet
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Baisakhi (Indian cuisine)
Baisakhi is an Indian restaurant which is offering the customers a unique and personalised dining experience. The restaurant is decorated with carefully chosen antique pieces. At Baisakhi there is only one tasting menu which changes frequently. The wine is also included to the menu and the menu costs about 33€. Baisakhi is located on the Paseo Maritimo and it is open until 24:00. First sitting starts at 20.00 and the second sitting at 23.00.
Paseo Marítimo, 8
07014 Palma de Mallorca
La Cuchara (Spanish cuisine)
La Cuchara is a classic Spanish restaurant which is specialized in traditional Spanish cuisine, eaten with a spoon. Specialities of the restaurant include meats, fresh fish, black pudding and chorizos. The atmosphere in the restaurant is warm, friendly and informal. The average price range is around 30€ per person. La Cuchara is located alongside the river canal on Paseo Mallorca. It is open until 24:00
Paseo Mallorca, 18
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Cultural sights in Palma
There are many famous cultural sights in Palma de Mallorca. The most famous attraction is the cathedral La Seu, which is located in the historical quarter of Palma de Mallorca. The historical quarter is a great place to start your cultural tour. There are many interesting attractions there such as the Arab Baths and the King's official residence La Almudaina.
Museums in Palma de Mallorca
In addition to the cultural attractions, there are also many interesting museums around the city. For example the Es Baluard wich is the Palma Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Museo de Mallorca which is believed to be the best museum of the Balearic Islands.
Getting around in Palma de Mallorca
In Palma de Mallorca there is a great network of public transportation available. The bus lines are operated by EMT Palma, The Empresa Municipal de Transports (Municipal Transport Company). You can download the timetables and read more about the bus routes from:
Driving a rental car in Palma de Mallorca
If you don't feel like using the public transportation or walking, there is an option to drive around the town with a rental car. All the major streets are clearly marked and well conditioned and there are many underground parking halls along the main streets of the city. The parking in these halls is very cheap if compared to typical prices in major European cities. It is good to note that the parking houses are less spacious than in Northern European countries and is best suited for smaller cars.
Horse carriage rides
If you are looking for a more exiting way to go, you can also take ride with horse-drawn carriages. There are different prices for varying routes, a 30 minute ride costs 30 euros and one hour ride costs 50 euros.
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