Palma de Mallorca, the life of the party.
Capital of the Balearic Islands and the main town of the island of Mallorca, Palma is a lively, vivacious city that offers plenty by way of entertainment and nightlife.
The Bay of Palma is made of both sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, and the city is found almost exactly at its centre. Its most imposing building is the Cathedral of St Mary (also called La Seu de Mallorca or, more commonly, La Seu), a Gothic building characterised by one of the largest rosette windows in the world, rebuilt in part by the cherished Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí.
Not too far away is another fascinating attraction worth visiting: La Almudaina, the official royal palace of Spain. Originally built as a Muslim alcázar and remodelled in Catalan Gothic style in 1281, it still features some Moorish architectural elements, such as the beautiful series of arches that look out onto the sea.
To the west, on the other hand, is the characteristic medieval Bellver Castle, whose unique circular Gothic structure dominates the city from the hill known as the Puig de Sa Mesquida.
Before dancing till dawn in the city’s lively nightlife scene or jumping into the crystal-clear water of the bay, we suggest a visit to the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation to learn about the life and work of the incredible painter who spent his last thirty years on the island.