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Palma de Mallorca, to be proper about it, is the largest and capital city of the Balearic Island of Majorca. With family resorts such as Alcudia and party towns like Magaluf vying for the attention of visitors to Majorca, the city of Palma becomes a mere day-trip memory for many holidaymakers.
It doesn’t have to be that way though. You don’t even have to give up lazy days on the beach when you book one of our hotel deals in Palma, as there are Blue-Flag stunners within sight of the gorgeous city cathedral and even more beautiful bays and sun-kissed coves within minutes of your city hotel.
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From boutique hotels and friendly guesthouses among the backstreets, to luxury hotels with rooftop pools and chic bars, the distinctly urban vibe in Palma adds a touch of style that you’re unlikely to find in the coastal resorts of Majorca.
Many of the best Palma hotels are located in the central area, behind the cathedral. Use our map view to pick out hotels in the heart of the city and be within easy reach of everything you are likely to see on foot.
Hotels in Palma also sprawl to the west of the city centre, skirting the back of the port and on to Cala Major – one of the best beaches near Palma. It’s an hour’s walk or a 15-minute drive back into the centre of Palma from Cala Major, so you might not feel part of city life with a stay here. But if you do, hotels range from two-star and basic to five-star and peppered with treats such as spas, pools and top dining.
A good compromise between the pulsating, historic city centre and the beach at Cala Major is a hotel between Bellver Castle and the port. Upmarket hotels from the likes of Gran Melia deliver sublime rooms and views, with low-cost hotels offering affordable stays in this great area. With half-hour strolls to the cathedral and the beach, this location might suit visitors looking to fuse sunbathing and sightseeing.
To the east of the city centre is the exclusive neighbourhood around Marina Plaza and the beach of C’an Pere Antoni. This is another great location to look for hotels.
Palma is also the perfect base for winter explorations of the island, as many of the resorts close during the milder months. With half of the island’s population living in Palma, the city is always buzzing.
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Top five attractions
Cala Major is within the boundaries of Palma. It’s a pleasant beach with clear waters and heaps of facilities. You can see the cathedral from C’an Pere Antoni beach. Playa de Palma, from Can Pastilla to S’Arenal, is further away (a 15-minute drive) but great for family days out.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, or La Seu, is Gothic grandeur at its finest. The inside is nice, but it’s the exterior that really wows.
There’s more Gothic beauty on show at this round, 14th-century castle in Palma, which offers some of the finest views of Palma Bay.
It takes around 15 minutes to stroll directly between the main Palma shopping havens of Avinguda de Jaume III, Passeig des Born and Placa Major. Like shopping? A more realistic ambling (and shopping) time is four hours, unless you stop for coffee and cake at that lovely café… Oh dear. Better make a day of it.
Neighbouring the port, the central areas of La Llotja and Santa Catalina are packed with buzzy bars and clubs.
Find out what’s on when in Palma with our short guide to some of the city’s best annual events…
Domingo del Angel (Angel Sunday); the Sunday after Easter: This fabulous festival sees giants parading to Bellver Castle, and lashings of food and fun at the end. Everyone is welcome.
Nit de Foc (Night of Fire); June: Bonfires, fireworks and marauding devils with firecrackers make this an exhilarating (if slightly scary) prelude to the following day’s Sant Joan fiesta. Be in Parc de la Mer after dark – if you dare!
Banner Day; New Year’s Eve: This event celebrates the day in 1229, when King James led a Catalan conquest of the islands. There’s a concert and fair in Plaza de Espana and a procession towards the cathedral.