Day two in Palma we continued to explore the gorgeous city. Our hotel recommended a visit to the Mercat de L’Olivar, an indoor market where locals get fresh fish, meat, produce, and more. Check out the seafood!
There were plenty of sushi and oyster bars in the market if you were hungry, but I didn’t really feel like eating after seeing those faces! We continued on to other sections of the market that were a little more familiar.
After the market we decided to rent bikes so we could branch out from the historic downtown area. We rode along the Paseo Maritomo to Es Baluard, an art gallery. The building is actually an old medieval fort that has been converted into a modern art museum. Es Baluard has several terraces that provide great views of the Palma Cathedral and harbors.
This black maxi is so effortless and great for travelling. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that long dresses and bikes don’t mix…my dress now has some small holes from getting stuck in the rear brake! I guess that’s my cue to buy another!
Have you ever heard of pan de cristal? It’s so simple but oh so tasty! This toasted bread with grated tomato and salt is served almost everywhere. It’s in the middle in the bottom left picture. When we weren’t stuffing our faces with this we enjoyed paella, tapas, and sipped on some cava.
Palma posts aren’t over yet, folks…I still have one more to go!