The best way of getting to know Palma is to lose yourself in its streets and discover the places to visit in Palma. However, there are also some unmissable places to visit your holiday in Palma.
Palma, the capital of the island of Mallorca, has many historical monuments. Visiting them is an ideal way to discover the culture and history of Mallorca. The Balearic Islands have a storied past, given the different civilisations that have settled on them across the aeons, leaving a unique heritage and legacy on the island.
Located in both the centre of Palma and the city’s outskirts are monuments that reflect part of the history of Mallorca. Therefore, we will recommend unmissable places to visit in Palma de Mallorca.
The Cathedral of Mallorca, also known as ‘La Seu’, is undoubtedly the most famous monument in the city of Palma, inaugurated in 1229. Palma Cathedral has undergone different restorations over the years, but it has always sought to conserve its original essence. A curious fact is that one of the architects involved in one of the modifications was Antonio Gaudí.
The cathedral, divided into eight nave bays, has a rectangular shape. The Cathedral of Mallorca was built on the site of the old mosque of Medina Mayurka, which was destroyed to build the current cathedral. It is a unique Gothic monument, although the main entrance belongs to the Renaissance style.
The interior also contains artwork from different periods: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary. One of Palma Cathedral’s most important icons is its main rose window, the largest in Gothic architecture.
La Lonja de Palma is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Mallorca. It is a historic mercantile exchange designed by Guillem Safrera and built in the mid-15th century.
This monument has a rectangular floor plan with peculiar pillars. The exterior of the building has four different naves, separated by helicoidal columns. La Lonja de Mallorca was used as a reference for constructions in other Spanish cities, such as Valencia.
La Lonja de Palma, listed as one of the cultural monuments in Palma, has an architectural value and impressive structure that make it one of the most beautiful monuments in Palma.
This building, located in Palma Old Town, is just a few metres from the Paseo Marítimo (seafront promenade) of Palma and Hotel Palacio Can Marqués.
Bellver Castle, located less than 10 minutes from the centre of Palma,
was built at the beginning of the 14th century for King James II of Mallorca. Its strategic, hill-top position gives it panoramic views of the entire Bay of Palma.
This Gothic-style fortress is the only circular castle in Spain and is one of few remaining in the world. Bellver Castle is a unique place surrounded by forests where you can stroll, rest and enjoy nature in Mallorca.
Bellver Castle is undoubtedly one of the most important monuments in Palma.
Right next to the Cathedral of Mallorca, you will find the Palacio Real de La Almudaina (Royal Palace of La Almudaina). This marvellous building is another of the historical monuments to be found on the island of Mallorca.
In the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, you can appreciate the Romanesque and Islamic influences. The monument has, among other things, a parade ground and a great hall.
The Almudaina Palace is doubtlessly part of the country's heritage. Nowadays, it is one of the official residences of the Spanish Royal family when they visit Mallorca. The Almudaina Palace, surrounded by high walls, stands out for its beautiful Angel Tower.
In Palma’s Old Town, very close to our hotel, we find the Arab Baths. It is an ancient bathhouse that is practically all that remains of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa (now as known as Palma) when the Moors ruled and is one of the few preserved examples of Islamic architecture on the island of Mallorca.
These baths were founded on Roman ruins in the 11th century. Some of the areas that remain from the Arab Baths in Palma are the central room, used for hot baths. This room stands out for its rectangular floor plan and semi-circular vault.
The Arab Baths of Palma can be accessed through a horseshoe arch doorway. Some rooms, steam pipes and the remains of chimneys used to heat the water and climatise the chambers remain relatively intact. Also worth mentioning is its remarkable garden, which is a peaceful haven full of vegetation.
Palacio Can Marqués
Palacio Can Marqués is the ideal place to stay for your holiday in Mallorca. It is a hotel located in the La Lonja area, in the Old Town of Palma.
Palacio Can Marqués has all kinds of facilities for you. Our beautiful rooms are full of space, light and all the amenities you need for an unforgettable stay.
Another of the things you can do at the Hotel Palacio Can Marqués is to visit our incredible garden or the rooftop from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Palma.
Sporty types will love the beautiful, fully-equipped gym at Palacio Can Marqués so that you can continue working out during your holiday in Mallorca.
In addition, at Palacio Can Marqués, you will find two delightful restaurants in Palma. Both Beatnik and The Merchants have top-quality gastronomy that combines different cuisine, always with a Mediterranean touch.
If you want to enjoy this and more, don't hesitate to choose Palacio Can Marqués for your holiday in Mallorca.
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