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Palma is Mallorca’s stunning capital city which is bursting with history and Spanish culture. This beautiful city was founded as an ancient Roman camp around 123 BC and is now a hugely popular tourist destination. Millions of tourists choose Palma as their holiday destination annually due to the city’s rich history mixed with it’s stunning climate and beaches.
There is plenty to do in Palma, no matter your age or interests. If you love fine cuisine, there is no finer place to dine in the city than on the Palma seafront promenade. For those who are interested in colourful nature, the Genoa caves are one of Palma’s hidden gems. There are also countless galleries and museums to visit for those who would like to know more about Palma’s history.
This city is a perfect holiday destination for couples and families alike. Whether your idea of a perfect holiday is lounging on the beach or soaking up the culture and history of a city, Palma has it all.
Flights to Palma go seven days a week during the summer season, with the time from the airport to the city centre being a short 15 minutes.
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The La Lonja area of Palma has a wide variety of bars and nightclubs which guarantee a great night out!
Palma offers a massive selection of top-quality restaurants serving both local and international cuisine. Make sure to try some traditional Mallorcan food while in Palma; Sobrasada is a particularly popular dish with locals.
Only 25 minutes from the city of Palma is Katmandu Park, a fantastic theme park with fun attractions, mini golf courses and even a 4D cinema! Kids and parents alike are sure to have a fantastic day out at Katmandu Park.
Palma has many beautiful beaches on offer for tourists to enjoy. Cala Llombards is a popular beach and cliff diving spot, boasting incredible azure waters. Calo Des Moro is also a must-visit beach, as it is quaint and has crystal clear waters located in a cove.
Paseo del Borne is a luxurious shopping street, known as the ‘golden mile’ of Palma. High end brands like Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Hugo Boss can be found here. However, there are also high street brands like Zara & H&M if you don’t want to break the bank!
Like many other Spanish cities, Carnival is celebrated here between February and March, with Palma holding the largest Carnival celebrations in the entire island of Mallorca.
The summer season is the most popular time to visit Palma, with temperatures in July and August averaging 27-30 degrees. As Palma has a Mediterranean climate, tourists flock to this beautiful city year-round.
Euro is the currency used in Palma.
Palma is one hour ahead of Ireland.
There are lots of buses, taxis, and metro services available to get around the city of Palma. If you’re interested in seeing more of the island of Mallorca, renting a car is a great way to do so.