Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of Majorca, the largest island of Spain, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of the Balearic Islands archipelago and a major tourist destination.
Palma boasts a magnificent Cathedral, an interesting historic quarter, Arab baths and Bellver Castle and museum. Its beach is also the most popular on the island.
Things to See & Do
* Palma Cathedral
* Playa de Palma – most popular beach on Majorca
* Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo – museum of contemporary art
* Pueblo Español architectural museum
* Banys Àrabs – Arab bath building
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish and Catalan
Land Area – 213.55 km²
Population – 383, 187 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34
Port Location – The Port is located approximately 2.5 kms west of the city centre of Palma de Mallorca.
Travel Links – There are frequent flights from many European cities to Palma de Mallorca airport. In particular, many of the discount airlines have daily flights. There are also flights from Menorca and Ibiza, but these are about double the price of the ferries from these islands, and save only about an hour. From the airport, public buses run frequently to central Palma. Many car rental agencies have their offices at the airport.
You can catch a ferry to Palma de Mallorca from the other Balearic Islands or from several points on the Spanish coast, including Barcelona and Valencia and a super-fast ferry service from Denia Alicante. You can catch a ferry to Alcudia from Menorca.