Where to visit: Majorca
Historic: Palma Cathedral Le Seu: The cathedral is open to visit from 10am-4pm, and usually takes 1-2 hours to see it all. It is easy to find, in central Plaza Almoina, Palma de Mallorca. The construction
Palma Cathedral Le Seu: The cathedral is open to visit from 10am-4pm, and usually takes 1-2 hours to see it all. It is easy to find, in central Plaza Almoina, Palma de Mallorca. The construction of this cathedral began in the 13th Century, and has a Levantin Gothic-style, and has one of the largest rose windows in the world, called: “The Gothic Eye.” Its nave is also the highest out of all the Gothic European cathedrals.
Bellver Castle: Just 3km from the city of Palma and 112,60 metres above sea level, is this popular, characteristic castle. Its construction began in the 14th Century, by order of the king of Majorca at the time, Jaume II, and was built in a typical Gothic-style. It is open Tues-Sat 10am-7pm, and on Sundays 10am-3pm. The normal price is 4 euros, but only 2 euros if you’re a student, a pensioner or a child.
Alcudia Old Town: Situated in the north of Majorca is this beautiful old walled town. There are lots of narrow streets, quirky designs and shops that can entertain for a day trip there. The town is very well-preserved and tranquil, with plenty of dining options and the town’s popular market that is there every Tuesday and Thursday. It’s scenery surrounding the town is stunning as well, with quiet beaches to enjoy too.
Cap de Formentor: This is a perfect trip to do if you love driving and beautiful landscapes. It’s a 20km drive from Port de Pollenca to Majorca’s most northerly point, which has dramatic cliff views, sandy beaches and plenty of nature. If you are a nervous driver though, it is better to do this with a tour or by taxi, as it is known for having narrow, difficult roads.
Playa de Muro: Based in the northern region of the island, in-between Alcúdia and Can Picafort, in this 6-mile sandy beach. The beach has plenty of bars and restaurants surrounding, as well as natural shade for you to cool down. There are always water sport activities to enjoy too, as well as enjoyable walks you can go on in S’Albufera nature park nearby.
Cala Mesquida: Located in the eastern part of the island, this is a popular choice due to its fabulous sand dunes and tranquillity, that makes it appear almost desert-like. There are a couple of beach bars and restaurants in the area where you can grab lunch in-between all the swimming, sunbathing and water sport activities. The sea is known for being crystal clear here, but the sea can get a bit rough in this area depending on the weather, so take precaution whilst in the sea.
Majorca Urban Adventures Tour: This tour offers a day with a local expert guide. It will take just a few hours to discover back streets and hidden gems as you step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with local food, culture, and traditions. It will cost you between 20-70 euros, depending on the type of tour you want to do. If you want more information about this tour, visit: www.mallorcaurbanadventures.com
Ferrocarril de Soller: A 7-mile scenic train ride from Palma to Soller. The wooden train trip offers grand views to the mountains and valleys once outside the city, and once you arrive, you can enjoy the small, enchanting valley of Soller. It is a quaint town that offers arts and crafts markets, an ice cream factory, fantastic restaurants and a beautiful courtyard.