Sunny skies, historic sights, beautiful water, tapas for days, and bottomless glasses of sangria– who could say no? My recent getaway to Palma Mallorca was a great mix of relaxation and sightseeing, and since temperatures were around 70 degrees I was able to break out the flip flops and white denim 🙂
We spent the first day walking around the historic downtown area taking in the beauty of the old city and narrow streets. Some must see spots are:
- La Almudaina Royal Palace- Built on the remains of an Arabic fortress in the early 14th century, this royal castle used to house Mallorcan kings. Nowadays, it is the residence of the King of Spain when he visits the city. The surrounding area has fountains, gardens, and benches for taking in the views and sun.
- La Seu Cathedral- The Palma Cathedral is a Gothic Roman Catholic Church built on the remains of a mosque. Building started in the 13th century and took over 350 years to complete. The beautiful structure dominates the skyline and its interior is well worth a visit.
- Paseo Maritomo- Just a 5-10 minute walk from downtown there are bike and walking paths along the Mediterranean Sea. There are even some small beaches next to restaurants and harbors. It’s a great place to get your steps in after eating one too many tapas 😉
- Passeig de Born- No vacation is complete without a little shopping. This tree-lined street has mostly high-end shops, but Zara and H&M are nearby, too.
Legging jeans kept me warm on the plane ride, and a comfy tee and light, neon scarf made for a comfy day of walking about.
Stay tuned for the next post about beautiful Palma!