The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca, or Mallorca, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and it’s not hard to see why! Boasting azure seas, stunning beaches, impressive mountains and picturesque towns, you really can’t go wrong with Majorca.

While it’s perfectly acceptable to spend your time in Majorca soaking up the sun and lounging on the beach, for those looking to explore on their holiday we’ve compiled some of our favourite Majorcan attractions.

Palma

In all honesty, Palma is worthy of a weekend-long visit in its own right. However, for a fleeting visit as part of a longer holiday on the island, you should be able to tick some of the top sights in the island’s capital off your list.

First stop:  La Seu cathedral. The massive Gothic cathedral seems to rise up from the sea, its sandstone walls striking against the blue skies. At night, the cathedral is all lit up, making it look stunningly white against the contrast of the night sky. Inside is just as stunning thanks to features designed by Gaudí and renowned contemporary artist Miquel Barceló.  

Opposite the cathedral, you’ll find Palau de l'Almudaina, once an Islamic fort it was converted into the home of Majorcan monarchs in the 13th century. Although rarely in residence, the King of Spain still officially lives here, with the royal family making an appearance at the occasional ceremony. Fortunately, this means visitors can explore some of the cavernous rooms of the palace.

Alcúdia

This medieval town is the largest tourist hub in the north of the island. Walking through the city you are surrounded by rich ancient history. The Roman remains of Pollentia is the most important archaeological site on the island lying just outside Alcúdia’s walls. Visitors can explore the remains of Roman houses, a Forum and a Roman Theatre.  

Casa Robert Graves

If you’re a literature lover you may wish to visit the former home of the poet, novelist and historian Robert Graves in the beautiful village of Deià. A visit offers an insight into his life and works, boasting period furniture and everyday items used by Graves, as well as showcasing a film on his life and love, as well as his writings, books and photographs. While this isn’t going to be on everyone’s itinerary, the house is a stone’s throw from a small, stunning beach which Graves himself frequented. 

Wineries

Many of Majorca’s wines are made in and around the village of Binissalem, in the north-east of Palma. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or you simply enjoy the odd glass now and then, why not take a trip to one of the area’s many wineries? Most of the wineries are open to the public, although it’s best to call ahead - some even offer tours and tastings. You can find out more about the wineries here

Cabrera

South of the island, Cabrera is part of an archipelago that is classed as a national park. Take a boat trip to the uninhabited island and spend the day trying to spot the wealth of animals and plant species located there. The landscape has remained unchanged for centuries, allowing wildlife to thrive, including Balearic lizards, seabirds, such as ospreys, shearwaters and falcons, as well as dolphins and sea snails. 

Sala Picasso & Sala Miró

A train station isn’t necessarily a location you would associate with art, however, Sóller station is an exception. In two rooms at street level, you’ll find fascinating exhibitions honouring the artistic legacy of Picasso and Miró. The Picasso exhibition contains 50 ceramics bearing some of the artist’s trademark subjects: women, bullfighting and dancing; while the second room contains mesmerising prints by Miró. Entry is free, so you can save your euros for some tapas to refuel before exploring the rest of beautiful Sóller.

If this has inspired you to head to the stunning Spanish island, then be sure to book your Majorca Airport transfer with hoppa and we'll make sure you arrive happy.

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