The first route focuses on Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital. It is a city that is open to the sea. The city’s essence—its distinguishing mark—is the sea looking back at it.
The city and the sea, the sea and the city: two inseparable concepts for Palma de Mallorca. Without the sea, Palma de Mallorca would not be what it is. The sea has always been the only way of life for the city.
For all those who visit it, this city is a fount of hopes and excitement when you stroll through its historic center. This route provides a great opportunity for getting to know the roots, the history and the daily life of Majorcans, from the quarter of La Llotja to the city’s historic center.
You can start the route from the Museum of San Carlos or from the Portopí Lighthouse. Is the third oldest working lighthouse in the world after La Torre de Hércules at La Coruña and “La Lanterna” at Genoa. Inside lighthouse there is an exhibition on maritime signals. It is possible to visit it through e-mail or phone call.
Phone number: 971 402175
we open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
You will stroll through Dalt Murada and from there you will be able to gaze at the Crown Jewels of Mallorca: the Cathedral and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina.
We will leave the historic center of the city and continue with our route through former fishing villages, such as Portitxol and El Molinar, and eventually come to the tourist hub of Arenal.
Once we have passed Arenal, we will come to an area full of spectacular cliffs that tower above eighty meters in height, with some amazing views of the Bay of Palma.
Portopí is the third oldest working lighthouse in the world after La Torre de Hércules at La Coruña and “La Lanterna” at Genoa.LEARN MORE
One of the two lighthouses marking the two extremes of the Bay of Palma.LEARN MORE
This is the most important monument on the Balearic Islands. The Cathedral of Palma, popularly known as ‘La Seu’, is also the seat of the dioceses of Mallorca. Its style is primarily...LEARN MORE
The Bellver Castle is an emblematic building in Palma that, perched atop a hill 113 metres high, presides over the city and dominates the bay.LEARN MORE
The viewpoint beside the Cathedral is a balcony from which one can contemplate the vastness of the sea. This is the site of the only wall enclosure that served as a defence...LEARN MORE
Es Baluard rises up in a privileged location in the city of Palma, and from its vantage point you can catch the best views of the Bay of Palma, with the Gothic...LEARN MORE
La Llotja is one of the masterpieces of civilian Gothic architecture. It was the headquarters of the College of Merchants, which was founded in 1403 upon a royal privilege granted by King...LEARN MORE
This is one of the most important remains of Muslim art on Mallorca. From a more extensive complex, only the central hall housing the hot baths and an adjacent rectangular-shaped area remain....LEARN MORE
The word ‘almudaina’ stems from the Arabic language, and is a diminutive of the word madina, which means town. The Almudaina is the town’s most important defensive nucleus, and its origins go...LEARN MORE
The museum houses the art collection and books of the Fundación (Foundation) Bartolomé March, created in 1975. It is situated right in the historical centre of Palma de Mallorca.LEARN MORE
The Plaza de Cort is the civic centre of the city par excellence. Its name derives from the word corts, synonymous with the Curia that were situated in this square and which...LEARN MORE
The great arch we can now see above the pond dates back to the old docks of the Muslim period which existed beneath the palace of La Almudaina, opening directly out into...LEARN MORE
In the 16th century the Renaissance enclosure of Palma was begun with walls and bastions adapted for artillery purposes.LEARN MORE
The path we have taken is known by the name of “Dalt Murada”, and from here we can see what were once the boundaries of the Roman city which stretched from the...LEARN MORE
Next to the Town Hall is the Council of Mallorca, today’s governmental body for the island of Mallorca.LEARN MORE
The Grand Hotel was the forerunner to all the modern hotels on Mallorca. It also marked the first important example of Art Nouveau on the island. It was designed by one of...LEARN MORE
This part of the city – now a centre of urban activity – is a modern space, the result of alterations carried out in the 19th century that destroyed the network of...LEARN MORE
In early 1600, a need was foreseen to build a fort that could guard the port of Palma on the west, in the region of where an old Roman port called Portopi...LEARN MORE
In the past, the end of the avenue called Es Born was the place where the Riera torrent bed began to flow out into the sea. Actually, El Borne was a kind...LEARN MORE
Es Carnatge (“bait” in English) is situated at nine kilometres from Palma, between Cala Pudent and Cova des Bufador. The name can be explained by the activity here until the end of...LEARN MORE
The towers of Pelaires and Portopí are the only remaining examples of coastal defence towers in Palma, and their origin lies in medieval times.LEARN MORE
Once baked Cap Blanc Lighthouse find eternal cliffs over 120 meters high, with endemic species such as the scrubland of olive trees and pines.LEARN MORE
Platja des Portitxolet is situated at two kilometres east from Palma, surrounded by restored ground floors and the Paseo Maritimo of the old fishing suburb es Molinar, which has become a residential...LEARN MORE
Ciutat Jardí is situated at five kilometres east from Palma, next to Fortí Torre d’en Pau, a construction which was finished in 1898 in order to defend the bay of Palma from...LEARN MORE
Platja de Palma is the biggest piece of coast of the capital of the Balearic archipelago (4,6 kilometres long, divided into 15 beaches), situated 14 kilometres east from this town, although the...LEARN MORE
Cala Blava is situated at five kilometres from s’Arenal and is also know as Cala Mosca and Cala Mosques. The adjacent village received the same name.LEARN MORE