Palma de Mallorca Culture & history

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Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south-facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Mallorca: Tramuntana Tour with Historic Railway Ride

2. Mallorca: Tramuntana Tour with Historic Railway Ride

Experience a tour of the historic railway, called the "Red Lightning," between Palma and Sóller. Travel through picturesque landscapes and past orange groves and almond fields through the idyllic town of Bunyola.  Once in Sóller, continue on your way to incredible Modernist houses. Experience, not just the cultural but the culinary; sample orange crème ice cream at the world-famous "Fet-a-Sóller" cooperative.  You can choose to take the historic tram from Sóller to Port de Sóller, payable on the day. After an approximately 25-minute ride along the beautiful beach promenade, the train ends in the center of the little city.  Walk through this idyllic port town, stop in a cozy restaurant, and enjoy a delicious tapas meal. Then, take a comfortable minibus through the breathtaking panoramic stretch of the Tramuntana Mountains to the artists' colony of Deía. Climb to the highest point of the town and experience a sensational view over the heights of the Tramuntana Mountains, to the picturesque valleys, past the coast, and over the sea. After a lovely walk, enjoy refreshments in the garden of the 5-star luxury hotel, La Residencia. The hotel houses true treasures; over 300 original pictures by artists like Miro and Picasso adorn the walls and sculptures are dotted across the garden. Continue to Valdemossa past a mighty forest of holm oaks and wander the idyllic little town. Visit the excellent museum of the painter Josep Coll Bardolet and see the famous Carthusian cloister where Chopin lived and worked. Enjoy free time to explore on your own amidst the beautiful homes surrounded by Mediterranean gardens full of orange and lemon trees. 

Palma de Mallorca: La Almudaina Palace Entry Ticket

3. Palma de Mallorca: La Almudaina Palace Entry Ticket

Reserve your entry ticket to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and explore this historic official residence of the Spanish monarchy. Discover the palace at your own pace, and be amazed by its stately rooms, various architectural styles, and tranquil gardens. Walk through the palace's three grand rooms, and see historic artifacts, home furnishings, and beautiful tapestries from various time periods. Make your way up the Royal Staircase and visit the royal apartments which are home to the King and Queen of Spain, usually during the summer months. Visit the Royal Chapel, also known as the Capilla de Santa Ana, and see a Romanesque-style portal made of pink Pyrenean marble. Gaze out over the shimmering Bay of Palma from the palace's prominent position, indicating its strategic importance throughout the centuries.

Mallorca : Miró Foundation Entrance Ticket

4. Mallorca : Miró Foundation Entrance Ticket

See masterworks from the Spanish painter in the house he lived and worked in for nearly 30 years. Learn about Miró's life and creative process. Admire his colorful paintings and striking sculptures. Take a tour, and let local art experts guide you through the works of the modern master. Enjoy the light and minimalist interior of the famous Sert Studio. Move on to the Son Boter studio, with walls covered in charcoal graffiti by the artist's own hand. Go for a stroll in the sculpture garden, or pause for a drink at the cafe. Admire the architecture of this Mallorca institution.

Mallorca: Half day Mini Jeep Tour in Cala Millor

5. Mallorca: Half day Mini Jeep Tour in Cala Millor

The guided Mini-Jeep tour begins in Cala Millor and takes you into the mountains or to the beach. Experience curvy roads with lots of driving fun, spectacular views and insights into the natural world of Mallorca. Choose between a 3-hour (included in the off road) tour and 4-hour (sightseeing) tour. Drive your Mini Jeep on safe side streets and have a lot of fun. Explore the diverse world of Mallorca and take breaks for photos along the route. The Jeep buggies used for the tours are real eye-catchers. Drive around the island with a smile on your face. A car driving license is required, but helmets are not, so you can enjoy the ride with the wind in your hair!

Palma de Mallorca: Full-Day Tour with Departure Options

6. Palma de Mallorca: Full-Day Tour with Departure Options

This full-day trip will take you on a tour of Palma de Mallorca, one of the most vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. During the coach ride your guide will provide essential information about Palma de Mallorca and tell you about the old town and the location of the shopping areas. On your arrival in Palma, you'll enjoy a 30-40-minute air-conditioned coach tour around the city, passing the old town area, the city’s neighborhoods and, of course, the port of Palma where you’ll see many luxurious yachts. After the sightseeing tour, there will be free time to explore the city on your own. Do some shopping or visit the old town area. Your guide will be happy to provide suggestions. You can also upgrade your tour to Palma by choosing: • Palma Premium option: with a 45-minute guided walk in the old town, entrance to the Cathedral and 45-minute guided visit in the Cathedral • Palma with boat trip: with a 1-hour boat trip in the Port of Palma

Palma de Mallorca Highlights: Electric Car Tour

7. Palma de Mallorca Highlights: Electric Car Tour

Enjoy a day out in Palma and make memories that will last a lifetime. Join this guided electric yoyo car ride in Palma and have the ride of your life. Drive around Palma's picturesque Old Town, visit the Gothic Bellver Castle, the awe-inspiring Caves of Genova, and the Military Museum San Carlos. Meet your guide at the Porto Pi Centre Comercial to begin your tour. Start your trip with a short introduction on how to drive the car. Jump behind the wheel, follow your guide around Palma, and soak in the sites. First, visit the museum of San Carlos and learn about the military history of the Bay of Palma from your guide. After your visit, you will drive passed the Paseo Marítimo and head to the majestic Palma Cathedral and the Parc de la Mar.  Weave in and out of the streets and alleyways to visit iconic sites and hidden gems around the city. Next stop, you will enter the Caves of Genova. Feel in awe as you see the stunning limestone formations. Fancy being a knight or a princess for the day? No worries, your next stop will be to enter the Gothic Bellver Castle, where you can live out your royal fantasies in the Gothic-arched upper tier once used by the royal family. Climb to the top of this unique circular castle and marvel at the 360-degree panorama views of the entire bay and the island of Mallorca itself.

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 665 reviews

Excellent tour, great driving experience, our leader was great and always warning us ahead of traffic and road conditions, took us to some very unusual spots for view, nice tour to a cave too. We loved the elec vehicle, nice and smooth, great that we were in shoulder tourist season, didn’t have to use air conditioning, only consumed less than 30% of elec for the whole 3 hour tour

Amazing building and history. It was great to be able to just walk in with the tickets on my phone…. I would recommend a guide or audio guide to get the full experience.

The hop on hop off bus was an amazing way to see Palma in a day. The audio was helpful in navigating ourselves to areas of our interest. This is a must do excursion.

Beautiful building - very special and spectacular views

Beautiful cathedral and the stained glass was amazing