What to do in Palma?

What to do in Palma?

One of Europe's most sought-after tourist destinations is Palma, the capital city of Mallorca. This beautiful city on the Mediterranean shore is a favourite of not only Spaniards but tourists worldwide. 

The island's popularity has marked the lives of the locals, who are proud to show tourists all the natural, historical, cultural and architectural attractions of this world heritage site. Would you like to know more about what to do in Palma de Mallorca? Let us be your guide.

What to do in Palma de Mallorca?

If there is a place to do entertaining and varied activities, then it is undoubtedly the island of Mallorca. This beautiful Balearic island, which has welcomed people from Europe and beyond for many decades, continues to be an attractive and busy tourist centre.

Nowadays, the capital of Mallorca holds a special place on the list of many people's favourite destinations. Its range of attractions is in constant growth and reinvention. It has adapted to the discerning tastes and preferences of visitors.

Of course, some things do not change. The history contained in each of the city's monumental and stately buildings is retold daily and remains engraved in the memory of all who visit them. 

Read on and discover what you can do in Palma.

City of Markets

Eating and drinking in Palma de Mallorca are some of the city's hallmarks, with exquisite cuisine and restaurants that suit many palates. This well-earned fame is one of the many reasons why Palma continues to be internationally famous.

There are many places we could have mentioned. However, four markets stand out for their innovative cuisine and are among the busiest in the city. They are: 

Mercat 1930

This gastronomic market is the city's newest. Its avant-garde design fits in well with the tempting cuisine on display. From vegan treats to traditional Mallorcan fare, you'll find it all here.

Mercat d l'Olivar (Olivar Market)

Nestled in the city's historic heart, Mercat d l'Oliver dates back to the 1950s, although it has since been remodelled. It is a traditional market with fantastic fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, as well as bars and restaurants with a variety of cuisine.

Santa Catalina Market

Fish and seafood abound in Mercat de Santa Catalina. Located in a cosmopolitan neighbourhood (the oldest municipal market in Palma), its transition to include gastronomy has been slow and gradual. 

Water sports 

Palma's superb geographical location makes it a favourite place for water sports. A mild climate, favourable winds, an ideal water temperature, and much more make it the perfect place to practice sports on the water.

The most popular water sports and activities are:

  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Jet skiing
  • Fliteboarding
  • Water skiing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving / Scuba diving

Visit the Cathedral of Palma

Religious tourism has taken place since the dawn of civilisation and remains popular today. Palma has many sacred sites, which continue to amaze tourists who flock in their numbers to see these outstanding buildings, notably the magnificent Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca.

For more than eight centuries, this monument has stood imposingly on the shore of the bay of Palma. The proportions of this temple make it unique among its Gothic-style peers.

What to do in Palma with children?

If you are travelling with the family, you will need places and moments suitable for the little ones to enjoy themselves to the full. If you have wondered what to do in Palma with children, here are some of these ideas:

● Dolphin watching

● Horse riding

● A visit to Hams' Caves (Cuevas del Hams)

● An island tour by boat or train

● Karting

● Snorkelling

● Palma Aquarium

● Katmandu Theme Park

● Boat trips to different points of the island

● A day at one of the island's water parks

What to do in Palma at night?

Palma de Mallorca has many daytime activities, and its nightlife is also very appealing. There is a wide variety of nightlife options, which means that every night is different for those who like to go out after dark. 

So, what to do in Palma at night? Here are some suggestions:

  • Enjoy a sunset catamaran cruise 
  • Go for a walk in the Calatrava neighbourhood
  • Dining or going to a bar in Santa Catalina
  • Admire the illuminated monuments
  • Eat and drink in La Lonja
  • Visiting the nightlife establishments in the centre of Palma
  • Visiting the beach bars in the Bay of Palma
  • Enjoy a good theatre play

Accommodation in Palma de Mallorca

All that is left to do is rest, which is why a good hotel cannot be just a compliment. It has to be a place that stands out for its services, attention and, of course, its facilities. Our hotel, Palacio Can Marqués, is a first-class choice for enjoying these precious moments of rest to the full.

This distinctive, Mallorcan building and its beautiful, comfortable suites will delight your senses and enhance your stay on the paradisiacal island of Palma. Enjoy a luxury holiday in Mallorca at Palacio Can Marqués.