26th Apr 2022
Ready to explore Palma de Mallorca?
Here’s some recommendations from the team at United Advisors Marine for some activities that should not be missed!
Check out the sights – with a sightseeing bus tour
Palma de Mallorca, whilst not a big city, is a bit of a maze! We think the best way to explore as much of it as possible is by bus. Palma center offers a great bus ride – the City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. The tour covers the whole of Palma city centre and some of the surrounding neighbourhoods – but we think, there are three must see ‘hop off’ destinations.
La Seu, Like a landbound ship of stone, this incredible-looking gothic church towers above the harbour. It was started in 1229, but it wasn’t finished until 1601. The ‘Cathedral of Light” is well named as the sun floods through its amazing windows, including the world’s largest gothic rose window.
You should absolutely get off at the next stop; Bellver Castle . This majestic structure, which is Spain’s only round castle, gets its name from the Catalan word for “beautiful view,” and you’ll see why when you visit. It also has a museum dedicated to the city’s history.
Last but not least, we think you should get off at the Fundació Miró Mallorca, a gallery dedicated to Joan Miró’s wonderfully colourful paintings, which he created while living on the island for the last three decades of his life.
Shop ‘til you drop!
It is impossible to imagine going to Palma without a shopping spree. Palma city offers a great variety of shops to meet any need! The best starting point is the Passeig del Born, a beautiful pedestrian street which hosts the likes of Louis Vuitton, Massimo Dutti, ZARA and more. Continuing your way up to the Plaça Major, you will find small streets all around with even more amazing shops and some restaurants.
Tired and hungry after a long day?
Mallorca has fantastic options for eating – whether you like traditional tapas, beautiful views or sushi!
Why not combine shopping and snacking at Palma’s fantastic ‘Mercat d’Olivar’ where you can stock up on amazing fresh produce, and then visit one of the many tapas bars within the market – check out the fish market for Oysters and Cava. There’s also a wide range of sushi for something a little different.
More into culture and art?
Here are a few of the the top museums and galleries to visit in Palma;
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma, situated overlooking Palma Marina, this contemporary museum also has a bar where you can sit and watch the Yacht Show below.
Royal Palace de Almudania is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Mallorca – and offers some beautiful architecture as you visit the state rooms.
Mentioned above, Fundacio Miro, just off Carrer de Joan Miro in Calle Mejor gives a great insight into the life of the legendary Spainish artist (who was responsible for the logo for the 1992 Barcelona games!).
End the day with a cheeky cocktail.
Finally, round off your trip with a drink in one of Palma’s legendary cocktail bars.
Bar Atlantico on Carrer de Sant Feliu is definitely worth a stop off. Originally opened to serve the crew of the American navy vessels that came to Palma in the 60’s and 70’s the interior is covered with generations of graffiti and naval memorabilia. It’s a great place for a late night tipple.
Close by check out Coquetier – a tiny ‘speakeasy’ style bar where the friendly staff can make any cocktail you desire.
Paseo Mallorca also hosts a wide range of bars – Brass Club is a classic venue, whilst Ginbo, as the name suggests, specialises in a wide range of gins. If Whisky is more your thing – then Chapeau is worth a visit.
Make sure you also check out the workshop we are hosting in the ACREW Lounge – ‘How to Retire Early’ on Thursday 28th at 12pm. You can sign up here.