Palma Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands archipelago.
It is located on the south western coast of Mallorca. The Bay of
Palma stretches out south with coast line running south east and south west
from here. It
provides sun, sea, beaches and a great alternative to the sun worshipping
lifestyle. Palma's history and splendid Spanish Island culture
comes in equal amounts.
The hotels here are made for holidays in the sun. The selection below ranges from cheap Palma hotels to luxury, all at the best prices. Each brochure includes detail of each room type and of coarse a picture of the establishment. Look before you book when you find where to stay in Palma. All for your pleasure at a price you can afford.
Palma Holiday Guide
Founded by the Romans, upon one of the many Iron Age towers (known as Tayalots) unique to the Balearics, it has since had considerable Moorish and various European influences, leading to the distinct atmosphere it possesses today. Its history comes to life with the many museums, narrow alleyways, cobbled streets and remnants of the old city walls make for yet more fascinating old sights.
- The old city contains small streets and many old buildings as below.
- La Seu Cathedral - has dominated both this port's shoreline and skyline
since 1601. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of French-Gothic
architecture in the world.
- Almudaina Palace - is just opposite once the Kings Palace now being restored by the national trust.
- Arab Baths - only remaining complete Moorish building in Palma
This fortified castle rests upon a wooded hilltop, overlooking the whole city. It takes pride of place over all the other historic buildings and for good reason. It is immense in size. The only totally circular castle in Spain, it has acted as both a summer time royal residence, and as a prison. Today it houses the municipal museum, and features, among its broad collection, the remains of what is said to be The Dragon of Na Coca.
Coves del Drac in Majorca (Dragon Caves) are also worth a visit. According to legend, The Dragon of Na Coca was a beast that lived in the sewers in the 17th century. It dragged many residents to their deaths, before being slain by the Governor of Alcudia!
Sun, Sea, Beaches and Great Public Transport
If the above is not enough to get your holiday taste buds watering, remember
that Palma still has its share of beaches, bars and clubs. After all this
is Mallorca. Also there is an excellent public transport system, regarded
as the most efficient on the islands. So when you choose to stay here,
you can get around with ease.