One of the world’s greatest cities and a wonderful place to visit and experience.
The great thing is that you can see most all of Palma in one day on foot. If you’re looking for a holiday villa or apartment to rent in Palma, then the team at Balearic Villas have all the local knowledge, and fantastic properties, you could ever need. They will carefully select your luxury villa to perfectly match your holiday requirements.
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Indeed Palma is a fabulous place for wandering casually around the narrow streets and alleyways of the old town, stopping here and there for a spot of people watching while sipping an ice-cold beer.
The main attraction of Palma is undoubtedly La Seu, Palma’s magnificent Gothic cathedral. Viewed from the adjacent Parc de la Mar, it totally dominates the skyline, making Palma famous for having one of the most stunning waterfronts in the world.
The architecture in Palma is breathtaking. Medieval stone palaces contrast with Modernist buildings such as Palma’s Gran Hotel. You don’t have to look hard to spot the quirky architecture of Gaudi. And some of the city’s penthouse conversions position Palma Mallorca as one of the coolest cities in the world in which to enjoy a holiday.
As you can imagine, Palma is a bit of a foodies’ paradise and has a choice of fine restaurants. Whether it’s a traditional Spanish recipe such as paella, a tasty Mallorcan dish like Frito Mallorcan, or contemporary fusion cuisine or gourmet burgers, you’re never short of a top restaurant in this lovely city.
There is also a fabulous selection of bars attracting an international clientele, particularly those who enjoy live music.
At Balearic-villas.com have a superb choice of holiday villas, penthouse suites and cosy apartments available to rent in the city at a wide range of prices. Here’s a guide to some of the sights and sounds of Palma to help you make the most of your dream holiday.
The Cathedral – the main attraction of the old town is undoubtedly Palma’s magnificent Gothic cathedral. La Seu has dominated Palma’s skyline and waterfront ever since building began in 1230 AD.
Placa Cort – a traditional square definitely worth a visit, lying as it does in the heart of Palma old town. Here you’ll find the impressive Palma Town Hall where government ceremonies often take place. It’s a place teeming with life like a good Majorcan square should be.
Placa Major – a large central pedestrianized square elevated high up above the roadway. Plenty of pavement cafes, craft fairs and street theatre.
Arab Baths – Mallorca was for many centuries a Moorish stronghold as is exemplified by these ancient baths. There is a pleasant garden outside too, with tables provided for a picnic in the sunshine.
Museu Diocesa – part of the old bishop’s palace, the Diocesan Museum is in a pretty courtyard at the back of the cathedral. Includes the city’s largest collection of Mallorcan Primitive Art.
Palau March – located just by the cathedral in the one-time home of Mallorca’s most powerful citizen, Joan March.
Parc de la Mar – a lovely, spacious park overlooking the sea on one side and the cathedral on the other. There’s a lake in the middle and many of Palma’s leisure events are held here.
Avinguda Jaume III – Palma’s ‘posh’ shopping thoroughfare with all the big name designer shops you could name. There’s a branch of the El Corte Ingles department store too.
Paseo Born – leading off Jaime III, a beautiful tree-lined wide boulevard with a central walkway where you can stroll and stop for some refreshments. A splendid fountain greets you at the end.
El Corte Ingles – an upmarket department store that could give Harrods a run for its money. Pleasant, multilingual staff to help with your shopping therapy.
Café Cappuccino – one of the most elegant places in the whole of Palma to enjoy a quiet drink or snack. Formerly a palace in Carrer Sant Miquel, the shaded courtyard at the back is a great place to unwind after a day exploring.
Paseo Maritimo – Palma’s stunning seafront boulevard. Long and wide, you’ll find some great shops, fabulous restaurants and more millionaire yachts than you could shake a stick at.
Es Baluard – within the city’s medieval city walls, this splendid modern art gallery is a lovely place to spend a quiet afternoon. Look out for some masterpieces by Picasso and Joan Miro.
Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro – just on the outskirts of town, a special museum and art gallery dedicated to the artist Joan Miro who had his studio here
Your perfect holiday accommodation in Palma
Palma has always been a popular place to spend a wonderful holiday in a rented villa, penthouse or apartment. As soon as you arrive here, you will marvel at the ancient charm of the place. The old town in particular is a fascinating area where you can casually wander round the old narrow lanes and alleyways, taking in the beautiful Renaissance mansions and courtyards, before stopping at a picturesque square and watch the world go by over a cafe con leche.
There is so much going on here, it is without doubt one of the most amazing cities in Europe.
So whether it’s a cool, contemporary villa, a traditional Palma townhouse or a cosy, modern apartment overlooking the Bay of Palma, we have a variety of rental accommodation options for you to choose from. You are sure to find your ideal holiday home from home here at a good value price.
You’ve arrived in the fabulous Mallorcan capital of Palma late in the afternoon and the sun is shining. You unpack, take a quick look around your rented holiday accommodation, and it’s time to relax after your journey. So you gather friends and family round and share a few tasty nibbles. After a pleasant siesta, it’s time to explore all this amazing city has to offer. As the sun sinks below the horizon, you take a stroll into Palma’s old town for a café con leche. Feeling a little peckish, you settle on one of the delightful restaurants that Palma is famous for. Modern European, Asian, Fusion or Traditional Mallorcan cooking…the choice is yours. After a post-prandial digestif you drop into one of the bars to listen to some soothing live jazz. But it’s been a long day so you choose to return to your Palma holiday home for an early night, because in the morning, you’ve got the whole of this fabulous city just waiting to be explored!
How to get to and around Palma
Mallorca’s splendid international airport is just 10km east of Palma old town. Transport is well served for the city centre from the airport – car hire offices abound, taxis are numerous, or you can catch the No. 1 bus into Palma town centre. You can also arrive in Palma by car ferry.
Palma itself is best discovered on foot, however. All the best sights of this lovely city are all within easy walking distance. A stroll around town checking out the historic buildings, the magnificent seafront and yachting marina, numerous shops, café-bars, restaurants, chic boutiques and arty venues is one of the most pleasant aspects of your holiday here. There is also a cycle scheme in place with dedicated cycle lanes.
So whether you’re looking to rent a holiday villa for family and friends, a traditional penthouse overlooking the rooftops, or a chic, contemporary apartment for a well-earned romantic break, we at Balearic Villas would be happy to help you find your dream rental property in the Mallorcan capital of Palma.
One thing’s for sure, as soon as you arrive at your holiday rental accommodation in Palma you’ll immediately want to explore this beautiful city!
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