is the Capital of the Balearic Islands of Spain, and is a key port and city on the popular island of Majorca. With its own Son Sant Joan International Airport, Palma welcomes over 22 million passengers a year, and is a major international holiday destination. Offering a unique history and character encompassing eras of Roman, Byzantine and Moorish Islamic control, Palma is now a modern global city offering excellent hotels and tourist facilities to families, groups of travellers and couples.
With year round warm weather, Palma offers much of architectural interest to explore in the sunshine. The huge La Sue Cathedral is well worth a visit, as is the Old City, a maze of narrow Arabic style streets and home to the Town Hall and the local Convent. We also recommend a trip to the ancient Arab Baths and the nearby attractive Ca’n Fontirroig Gardens, which are open all year round.
You also might like to visit the Bellver Castle, built between 1300 and 1310. Its circular and semi-circular towers are awesome. Built in the Catalan Gothic tradition, La Lonja is another picturesque Palma building that’s well worth seeing. Established in 1420, it now houses art and cultural exhibitions.
Most city breaks to Palma are available as part of a budget all-inclusive deal, which includes your flights, transfers, hotel, meals and organised entertainments. If you don’t fancy a night in the hotel bar, you could head out into one of the many excellent restaurants or cafes in Palma itself.
Palma is also famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, such as the Cala Agulla with its palm trees, blue waters and mountainous backdrop. Here you can top up the tan or take part in some watersports like swimming, diving or snorkelling. The choice is yours on a Palma city break.