Palma De Mallorca Sights and Landmarks Guide, Spain
Palma, the capital city of Mallorca, is known for its striking historical sites which include majestic Renaissance mansions and Baroque churches. The city also takes pride in its lavish museums and scenic views that are guaranteed to take one’s breath away. Palma de Mallorca Sights are a must-see for everyone who desperately needs an island getaway.
Palma de Mallorca Sights – Traditional Landmarks
Possibly some of the most appealing Palma de Mallorca Sights are the old infrastructures conveying the city’s rich and colorful past. These sites are where tourists mostly go to when visiting the city. There is also an option to drop by these famous landmarks after a trip to Ibiza, one of the nearest cities found in Spain.
Cathedral of Palma. Also known as La Seu, the Cathedral of Palma was built by Jaime I in honor of Virgin Mary. Gaudi, a famous Art Nouveau architect made a few changes to this outstanding Cathedral. Tourists will find the French Gothic style and the striking proportion of Seu attracting and time worthy.
Sa Llotja. This place used to be the home of Palma’s stock exchange. It exhibits Catalan’s municipal Gothic style. The collection of various sculptural works housed in Sa Llotja make up for the structure’s simplicity and tininess.
Palma de Mallorca – Museums and Galleries
Even on this island, museums and galleries are present and ready to be explored by everyone who visits Palma.
Bellver Castle. The circular design of this 14th century castle makes it distinctive among the Spanish castles. Bellver, meaning beautiful view, used to be a royal residence. It stands proudly above the city that is why tourists are quickly enchanted and are won over to take a glimpse of what the castle has to offer. At present, Bellver functions as a museum harboring archaeological finds and classical sculptures.
Es Baluard. The only museum of modern and contemporary art of Palma hosts paintings, ceramics, drawings, and sculptures created by artists from the 19th century up to the present. The works of artists such as Picasso, Miro, Barcelo and Gauguin can be viewed in this museum.
Palma de Mallorca – Natural Sceneries/Beaches
Palma is also a home to some of the most spectacular sceneries of Mallorca, not to mention lush beaches. Vacation on the island would not be complete without visiting these wonders of nature.
Cabrera Island. Belonging to the municipality of Palma, Cabrera Island is worth the visit. The island is known to be the only National Park amongst the Balearic Islands. Its exceptional cultural and natural landscapes are the sanctuaries of various plant and animal species.
Palma Bay. The body of water bordering Palma de Mallorca has a series of beaches one after the other providing tourists a choice of where they would want to relax while enjoying summer. Some known beaches and resorts are the Magaluf, Es Trenc and El Arenal.
Visiting Palma de Mallorca is like being transported into an old rural city filled with places for exploration. Tourists can bask under the Mallorcan sun or just enjoy ravishing on the rich culture of the city. Its destinations are as splendid as Madrid's tourist attractions.
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