The glitzy side of Ibiza’s bigger sister is waiting for you at a 4 star hotel in Palma de Majorca where extravagance is yours to enjoy in every area from eating, shopping, living, and recreational activities. From chic boutiques in vibrant shopping streets and meals bursting with flavor at gourmet restaurants and foodie markets to historical sites and colorful festivals the whole year through, you can spend months in the capital city alone and still uncover something new and exciting every day.
The capital of the Balearic Islands: The best 4 star hotels in Palma de Majorca
Arts & Culture in Palma de Majorca
Offering cultural highlights that span across millennia, you will get more than your fill of art and cultural attractions in Palma de Majorca. La Seu Cathedral and Belver Castle are not to be missed. Majorca’s spectacular cathedral, located close to the sea-side, showcases religious paintings and silverware. Meaning “beautiful view,” Belver Castle is the best place to enjoy excellent views of the bay of Palma and the entire city, as well as to marvel at archaeological finds and classical sculptures. Built on the ruins of a Muslim site, it is one of the most distinct castles in Spain. Art lovers will be enchanted by the Joan Miró Museum, right next door to the painter’s apartment and studio.
Chic shopping & Gourmet dining
There are a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Palma de Majorca where you can indulge in tasting menus and innovative cuisine for lunch and dinner. You might have worked up an appetite for shopping after enjoying gourmet trends whipped up by the most talented chefs, in which case head to one of the city’s many beautiful shopping streets. The lively pedestrian lane of Carrer de Sant Miquel is a great place to experience café society and buy authentic local products at traditional stores. Enjoy a freshly baked pastry, like ensaimada (a traditional pastry with powdered sugar on top), at a small pavement café. Nested in the heart of Palma Old Town, Carrer de Sant Feliu’s distinct contrast between modern façades and contemporary establishments alongside stylish boutiques and art galleries will charm you. From atmospheric alleyways to broad boulevards, all boasting swanky designer boutiques and hip concept stores, there is something to delight every shopper in Majorca’s stylish capital.
Beaches & Festivals in the capital
In Palma de Majorca the sun shines all year round and the sea stays warm enough to swim in even in November. This makes the island, but especially its chic capital, the best place to enjoy a winter break, especially if you enjoy festivals. You don’t have to let health and fitness slide while on vacation either – volleyball can be played on almost every beach and there are an array of water sports activities to take part in like jet skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Can Pere Antoni beach is located right in front of La Seu Cathedral with a beautiful promenade that is the perfect place to go cycling or to take a long stroll. The cycling path stretches the entire length of the bay. From January through to December, Majorca’s capital hosts a number of festivals that delight locals and international visitors alike. From bonfires and barbeques at San Sebastian in January to Festival de Pollença, a classical festival with renowned international artists and orchestras and the Fonart Short Film Festival showcasing rising talent from the Balearic Islands between August and September, there is a festival to suit every taste.