Port Of Palma

Whether as part of a cruise or as a base for you Mallorca holiday, Palma Port opens the door to a wide variety of incredible options for your trip. The capital city of Mallorca, Palma is a hugely popular holiday destination, the beautiful golden sand beaches and clear, blue seas make it the perfect place to spend a holiday relaxing, basking in the sunshine and taking in the spectacular views. And for the more active holidaymaker there are a wide variety of water sports and activities available as well.

If you choose to move away from the beach, you’ll find shopping on your doorstep, whether it’s clothes, trinkets, jewellery, mementos or gifts for those back home. The culture of the area is all around you, the traditional Roman, Gothic, Catalan and Arabic architecture on display in churches, cathedrals and palaces and the art shown in galleries and museums means you will never be short of something to do.

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Palma Port is the sunny, bustling doorway to the Balearic island of Majorca. This historic port has a fascinating history, reflected now in the different African and European influences which have made their way into Palma’s culture and architecture. Exploring the city’s buildings, you’ll find gothic, Moorish, and Renaissance influences, all giving this city a unique and interesting feel. 

Palma Port, and the city of Palma, are easily explored by foot. The port’s harbour front and sandy beaches, lead up to the winding streets of the old town, and further on still, to the hilltop Castle Bellver. The 13th century Cathedral Le Seu, is perhaps Palma’s most iconic landmark, with it’s 13th century gothic influence. There are a host of historic buildings to discover and enjoy in Palma, including the Basilica de Sant Francesc, an impressive 13th century church, and Llotja, a beautiful 15th century building once home to the stock exchange, but is now an art gallery. Almudain Palace is also a must-see with it’s Moorish architecture and palm tree-lined gardens.

As well as the many interesting historical sights, Palma port and the surrounding city offer you lots of opportunities to relax. Whether you like wandering around, taking in the culture and the shops, enjoying the al fresco eating and drinking, or even cooling off with a swim at the beach, you’ll love Palma’s relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere.

Key Facts

  • Currency: EUR: Euros 
    Language: Spanish and Catalan. English is widely spoken.
    Approximate flight time from the UK: 2 hours and 30 minutes
    Time zone: GMT +01

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Historic buildings: Palma’s history has seen the city ruled by many different European and African countries. While surely turbulent for the city in the past, the influences from these different cultures have left a legacy of beautiful, historic buildings in Palma. From grand palaces, to the famous cathedral, Palma has so much stunning architecture to enjoy.
Getting into nature: Unusually for a capital city, its extremely easy to leave Palma and find yourself immediately in gorgeous, wild scenery. The island’s mountain range, Sierra de Tramuntana, lies immediately behind the city and has a wealth of hiking trails to enjoy amongst the rugged, rocky landscape.
Cruise-lovers: As a major port, Palma attracts many cruises. You won’t find many cruise ship destinations with an easier, shorter transfer from the airport to the port. Or from the port into the city.

Le Seu Cathedral

The stunning 13th century, gothic Cathedral Le Seu, is one of Majorca’s most popular sights. At 121 metres long and 55 metres wide, it’s one of the world’s biggest Roman Catholic cathedrals.  While impressive enough from the outside, it’s well worth viewing the inside as well, and enjoying the unique and unusual interiors designed by Antoni Gaudí and artist Miquel Barceló. 
The area surrounding the cathedral is a lovely place for a stroll through the winding streets of the old town, and you’ll find a great choice of bars and tapas nearby.
Address: Plaza Almoina, s/n, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
Opening hours: 1st April - 31st May / October: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:15
1st June - 30th September: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:15
2nd November - 31st March: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:15
All year: Saturday from 10 to 14:15
Entry cost: 4€ admission, children go free
Official website: http://www.catedraldemallorca.info/principal/en

Sierra de Tramuntana

Perfect for mountain drives, walks or bike rides, the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range runs up from just beyond Palma along the whole northwest of the island. Awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this rugged beauty spot gives you breath-taking views of the coast, the highest mountain peaks in the Balearics, and a wild, undeveloped landscape dotted with small villages and olive groves. Truly a sight to behold.
Official website: http://www.serradetramuntana.net/en/#_=_ 


Bellver Castle

Nestled on a hilltop above Palma, Bellver Castle is 3km from the city centre but worth the hike to see this spectacular 14th century castle, and take in the panoramic views of Palma and the coastline. Originally designed as a royal residence, the castle has also been a military prison and a mint. It now houses a museum and exhibition space. 
Address: Camilo Jose Cela, 07014 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca,
Opening hours: April to September: Monday 8.30am - 1 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 8pm, Sundays and bank holidays 10am - 8pm. October to March: Monday 8.30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 6pm, Sundays and bank holidays 10am - 6pm. 
Last entrance to the castle is 30 minutes before the gates close.
Entry cost: 4€ adults, 2€ OAPs, students and children 14 – 18 years old, children under 14 years old go free.
Official website: http://castelldebellver.palmademallorca.es/ 

Palma Aquarium

A trip to Palma Aquarium gives you plenty to do on top of viewing the marine life. And that’s a spectacle in itself, with over 700 species from jellyfish, sharks, and beautiful tropical fish inhabiting 5 million litres of water. If you’re looking for extra activities choose from diving with rays or sharks, visiting the play area with the children, or take a guided tour.
Address: Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà, 21 | 07610 Palma de Mallorca 
Opening hours: Open 365 days a year, Mon – Fri 10am-3.30pm, Weekends and holidays 10am – 5.30pm. Last entries are 90 minutes before closing time.
Entry cost: 21.50€ adult day ticket, 14€ Child (4 – 12 years old), Children under 4 go free.
Official website: http://palmaaquarium.com/eng/  

Ferrocarril de Soller

A fantastic way of enjoying the scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana, is to take the 17 mile train ride from Palma to Soller. Taking around 25 minutes, this spectacular journey takes in the Sierra de Alfabia Mountain, an impressive viaduct, and no less than 13 mountain tunnels. 
Address: Placa d'Espanya, 2, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, 
Opening hours: April – Oct: the first train from Palma runs at 10.10am, the last train back from Soller is at 6.30pm. See website for full timetable details.
Entry cost: Prices vary per journey choice; prices start at 8.50€ for adult tickets.
Official website: http://www.trendesoller.com/en/cms.php#_=_

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