Things to Know
Imagine an island with turquoise blue waters, virgin coves, golden sand beaches, rugged mountains, soulful towns, and vibrant city life – this is Mallorca! Overflowing with character, Mallorca offers year-round sunshine, ravishing beaches, and excellent local produce. Apart from its lovely weather and remarkable landscapes, Mallorca is also a destination steeped in history. Many civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims, and Corsairs have contributed to the island’s culture, architecture and even farming: in fact olives, grapes and salt mines were introduced to the island by the Romans. The beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca has something for everyone!
Things to See
Overlooking the old harbor, this monumental sandstone 13th century building features one of the tallest naves in the world. Its splendid Gothic façade is adorned with sculptures by famous Spanish sculptor, Guillermo Sagrera.
Miro Mallorca Foundation
Located right in the center of Palma is the studio of Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist, Joan Miro. The foundation offers significant insight into Miro’s artwork and an outstanding collection of his works.
Juan March Foundation Museum
Housed inside a 17th century mansion, the museum holds a striking collection of 80 works by significant Spanish artists of the 20th century including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Juan Gris and Salvador Dali.
Palau March Museum
Located inside the former palace of the March family, this museum is home to an impressive collection of sculptures. Works by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Max Bill, and Auguste Rodin can be found on the terraces, while works by Salvador Dali, Josep Maria Cert and many more adorn the palace’s stunning interiors.
This impressive and completely round fortress was built by architect Pere Salva in the 14th century. Apart from its unique form, the castle also offers amazing views over the lush forest and all the way down to the sea.
Roman Remains of Pollentia
Discover the ruins of Mallorca’s largest Roman city and its most significant archaeological site. The Sa Portella (residential area), the Forum and the Roman Theater are the best-preserved parts of the site.
Set on the spectacular Tramuntana mountains, this 13th century sanctuary was erected to house a small figure of the Virgin Mary (La Moreneta) which was discovered in the area and offers beautiful interiors and exquisite views.
Things to Do
Hike the Tramuntana Mountains
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. Explore a landscape of agricultural terraces, inter-connected water works, as well as several farms and villages.
Enter the town through one of its historic gates and head to the Market of Alcudia to taste delicious local goods. Don’t forget to take a swim at Playa de Muro, a fabulous beach with turquoise clear waters.
Swim and Snorkel in the Dragon Caves
Located in Porto Christo, these large caves are connected to each other by an underground lake and feature striking formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Gran Nit del Foc
Taking place in June every year, enjoy one of Palma’s greatest fiestas! This extravagant festival includes people dressed in costume, bonfires, fireworks, street parties and many live concerts.
Visit Mallorca's Markets
The Soller town market is a wonderful place to visit on a Saturday. You'll find colorful stalls that sell baskets, crafts, clothes and fresh produce. The Santa Catalina municipal city market is a reputed foodie destination. The Olivar Market in Palma is a large indoor food market, selling heaps of colorful fruit and vegetables as well as meat, cheese and other deli items.
Hit the Beach
Cala Sant Vicenc Beach
A stunning clear blue water beach surrounded by the Cavall Bernat mountains.
Type: Organized with soft white sand
A world-famous blue flag beach set against the backdrop of a pine and oak forest.
Type: Organized, sandy beach
Northwest of Port de Pollenca
An award-winning white sand beach, surrounded by dunes, forests, and rocky coves.
Type: Organized with a small beach bar for refreshments
Within the Mondrago Natural Park
Sa Colabra/Torrent de Pareis Beach
Wedged between two steep cliffs at the end of a gorge, Sa Colabra is a scenic remote beach with azure waters.
Type: Part sand / part pebble beach with no amenities
West Coast of Mallorca