Palma – culture and shopping

It’s only two hours by plane to Mallorca and thus you can quickly reach one of the trendiest city destinations in Europe: The capital Palma offers sizzles nightlife, countless design shops and delicious tapas.

Palma Kathedrale

Friday in Palma

4 pm: Our hotel recommendation
In the middle of the old town between countless tapas bars you will find the Design Hotel Tres in a former aristocratic palace. The rooms are stylish and affordable, the rooftop terrace offers an amazing view to the Cathedral – this is the perfect spot for a selfie!

Palma-Hotel Tres

5 pm: First shopping trip
Just a few steps from the hotel you will find the shopping promenade Passeig del Born where you can stroll under huge plane trees. Where in the Middle Ages ran a raging river, today Louis Vuitton, Boss and Zara opened its shops.

Palma Spezialitäten-Shop

7 pm: Enjoy some tapas
In the old town street Calle Apuntadores is one tapas bar to the next. Here snacks like Manchego cheese, spicy chorizo sausage and Iberian ham are served. Always order a Pa amb oli – a typical Mallorcan farmhouse bread with olive oil and fresh tomatoes.

Saturday in Palma

10 am: Sweet breakfast
Breakfast in Mallorca is often sweet and has a lot of calories. The most famous candy and the favorite souvenir is the Ensaimada – of course with a good portion of powdered sugar. You can buy the special cale for example at the 300 year old Chocolateria Ca’n Joan de S’aigo in the old town.

11 am: A little bit of culture
Then the famous La Seu cathedral is on the agenda. The landmarks stands high above the sea, in the morning the sun makes colorful light effects at the huge rose window in the 110-meter-long nave. Interesting: The Gaudí candlesticks on the altar.

1 pm: Visiting the old town
Now it’s time for a stroll through the winding streets of the historic city, which is among the best preserved in Europe. On the Placa Major in central craft you can buy some craft. The surrounding streets are packed with countless small shops with unusual souvenirs or Spanish fashion.

Palma Placa Major

3 pm: A break for a good ice
When it is hot, a tasty ice is a good idea. In the three branches of Iceberg there are over 80 varieties from Crema Orange to licorice with forest fruit – all based on natural ingredients.

4 pm: Go on a cruise!
Aboard the Mar y Sol II you will enjoy an impressive panoramic view of Palma. The ship sails one hour through the port along the yachts of the rich and famous.

Palma_Hafen und Kathedrale

8 pm: Drink with a view
In the evening, pick just a drink in the bar of the Hotel Tres, take it to the roof terrace and enjoy the views of the cathedral and the marina. Wellness fans sweat in the sauna on the top of the hotel – also with panoramic view.

Palma Ausblick vom Hotel Tres

Sunday in Palma

11 am: Like some culture?
If you are interested in culture, the city with its numerous museums and galleries offers you a lot of variety. The visitors of the Palau March Museu will see works of Salvador Dalí. Behind the thick walls of a historical city palace, the descendants of Mallorcan Joan March show an impressive collection of artworks.

12 am: Sun bath at the beach
Who has still some left, should relax for a few hours at the city beach of Palma. In the southeast of the capital there is a long sandy beach that extends up to the party mile in Arenal. From the city it is only two kilometers to the Nassau Beach Club. They offer nice cocktails and fine cuisine.


Note: This trip was supported by the Hotel Tres Palma. The report is intended solely as our own opinion.

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