Best things to do in Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca is a spot full of culture and places to get lost. If you are thinking about which are the best attractions in Palma de Mallorca and you haven´t decided yet, this is the perfect guide to find the best corners of the center of Palma de Mallorca.
In turn, if you're traveling to Mallorca and do not know where to stay: Puro Hotel Palma is the right place. For all those who want to be close to the best corners of Palma de Mallorca and the most visited places on the island, this is the right place.
Palma is a city with lots of history. The majestic Cathedral of Mallorca or the wall that surrounds the entire city of Palma are some of the places you will find if what you are looking for is what to visit in Palma de Mallorca.
Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
The Cathedral of Mallorca is the first mandatory stop when deciding what to visit in Palma de Mallorca. The Cathedral was built on an ancient mosque. In the thirteenth century James I, King of Aragon, ordered to build it. Its construction ended in 1630, but after it has undergone repairs and renovations throughout the years.
The Cathedral is in the old town of Palma, surrounded by many other Gothic churches, also a must. It has very special features such as its large rose window. The rose window of the Cathedral of Mallorca is the largest in Spain and has more than 1,110 crystals of different colors.
There are different ways of visiting the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca: you can visit the Cathedral as part of the museum of sacred art, you can do a guided tour called "proverbs and facts" of its history, a guided tour of the areas that have been made by Gaudí, and finally, a visit with an audio guide that will allow you to know all the corners of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca. The rates of the visits depend on the one you choose when visiting the Cathedral of Mallorca
The wall of Palma de Mallorca
The wall of Palma de Mallorca is one of the oldest relics on the island. Dates from the year 1113 and was built around the entire city of Palma. It was carried out to protect the capital of Mallorca from pirate attacks.
During the history of Mallorca, it has been rebuilt up to 5 times due to different situations. But it was in 1901 when, as a result of the Calvet plan, the entire wall of Palma was reformed to widen the city due to the population growth. Thus, the entrance gates to the city and several adjoining walls were thrown down. Hence, the fact that there is still part of it makes it undoubtedly a must in Palma de Mallorca.
You definitely have to enjoy the different locations that remain of the walls of Palma de Mallorca. A very common and nice walk, is just below the Cathedral of Palma and extends over a kilometer. In it you can find doors that will allow you to cross to the other side of the wall of Palma de Mallorca
Constituted as a National Heritage, this royal fortress collects the history of Mallorca from the megalithic times. It is a Roman-style palace. In its beginnings, it was known as "Zuda". It dates from the fourteenth century although it was created and built with the changes of monarchs that inhabited it. A clear example is Carlos I, who ordered to build one more floor.
It is located on the wall of Palma and right in front of the Cathedral of Mallorca. It also has the option of being visited, and depending on the moment of the year, it is allowed to walk through its gardens and historic baths.
In order to take a tour of its facilities, you can access every day of the week, except Mondays. Its opening and closing hours are from 10:00 to 19:00. It also has various rates. On Wednesday and Sunday afternoons (from 15:00 to 19:00) you have free access. It is a mandatory stop if you are thinking about what to visit in Palma de Mallorca.
The Arab baths of Palma are one of the most precious places in the old quarters of Palma. This is because it is one of the few monuments in Palma that are still preserved from the Muslim era in Mallorca.
This monument in Palma dates from the 10th century. It stands out for its 12 columns in the central room from which you can see the remains of chimneys and pipes through which the water and steam that were used in the past of the Arab baths passed. In the Arab baths of Palma, to this day, a caldarium and a tepidarium are preserved. Built hindsight, in Roman times, is a system of hot baths that were heated through a heating system installed underground.
They are located in the old town of Mallorca, specifically in Calle Serra 7. Their visiting hours are from 9:00 to 19:00 every day of the week.
Puro Hotel Palma
If you are organizing your holidays to Mallorca and you want to be close to all these wonders located in the center of Palma, the right hotel is the Puro Hotel Palma. It is located just a few steps from the most beautiful places in Mallorca, and with all the charm of the city center of Palma.
In turn, at Puro Hotel Palma you can enjoy the wonderful views from our rooftop, while you see, from above, some of the places to visit the next day and have one of our magnificent cocktails. In its rooms, you can also rest and take all the necessary strength to walk through the streets of Palma de Mallorca.
Don't think twice and come and enjoy Puro Hotel Palma and visit every corner of the center of Palma de Mallorca. See you there!