Palma de Mallorca has its own special charm and offers everything your heart desires. The Lonja area, the Paseo del Borne, the Old Town and Santa Catalina with their numerous shops, art galleries, museums, cafés and restaurants, invite you to wander around and to stop and dine. Chosen as the most liveable city in Europe, explore and enjoy “La Ciutat” all year round!
9.00 am: The Cappuccino Palau March is the ideal place to begin an extensive stroll through the city. Start the day with a “café con leche”, croissant and a freshly squeezed “zumo de naranja”.
9.45 am: A must visit: the gothic “La Seu” cathedral. Of particular note: the chandelier of Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudí, and the controversial side chapel of contemporary artist, Miquel Barceló.
10.30 am: The six meter high olive tree at the “Plaza Cort”, estimated to be 500 to 600 years old, is a popular rendezvous point for guided tours through the picturesque “patios”, the Jewish quarter, the Arab baths and much more. (www.mallorcarutes.es).
You can take Calle Brossa and Calle Veri with their countless small boutiques down to Palma’s gorgeous boulevard, the Paseo del Borne. Always beautiful: the patio and exhibitions of Casal Sólleric.
11.30 am: The motto is “Shop till you drop”. The concept store, Rialto Living, is an architectural jewel situated in a beautifully restored former urban palace. In “La Lonja”, the trendy area, you will find unusual fashion, fun gift ideas, modern art as well as decorative items for your home. Don’t miss: Yvonne Rohé Boutique!
1:00 pm: The terrace of contemporary museum, “Es Baluard”, offers a magnificent view over the Bay of Palma. From here, keep walking towards the Catalina Market, a true feast for the eyes. A must: bconnected concept store! The hustle and bustle and the colourful display of different produce will leave a lasting impression.
2.00 pm: There are a variety of little restaurants around the market – ideal for trying a “Menu del día”.
3.30 pm: Invigorated after a delicious meal, you can take Jaime III towards the “Plaça del Mercat” and while having a “cafecito” in one of the popular cafés, you can watch the world go by.
4.30 pm: A visit to the Fundación “La Caixa” is always worthwhile with its beautiful art nouveau façade and bookstore which is famous for its illustrated books. From here you are just a stone’s throw away from the “Plaza Mayor” and the lively pedestrian area, “Calle San Miguel”. In Palma there are a lot of art openings and interesting events all year round.
7.30 pm: Finish off your day in Palma with a romantic dinner and a glass of good wine in one of the best restaurants in Palma. Bon profit!
Text: Eva von Oheimb