From Tuesday to Saturday last week we spent 5 days and 4 nights in the Capital of the Balleares, Palma de Mallorca. I have been to Mallorca before (early 70s (six consecutive years), same hotel (Sofia), same time (end August), same people (Germans, Swedes, Danes and some housewives from Lillehammer and Orkdal, Norway)), but never had more than a short visit to Plaza Promilla (Gomilla) in Palma.
After last week I highly recommend those of you who are in favor of spending long weekends or a few days on city holidays to put Ciutat Palma de Mallorca on your shortlist.
Taking almost 180 photos I have to decide which to be presented each days to come, but start this Monday with what covers most "to be seen". At the top you see La Seu, the cathedral.The Cathedral area with the royal castle is huge but I recommend a walk along the old walls and Parc de la Mar with extension to the west and Passeig Maritim.When tired of walking and looking at boats and yachts with their owners or crew with friends:you may take public bus no 1 back to the centre up the Passeig Mallorca with the beautiful channel and bridges:Shopping is a natural part of city vacations. The streets are full of shops and boutiques for every budgets and tastes. I believe Jaume III have more exclusive brands, but after passing Plaza Joan Carlos I with Loewe, Zara and H&M, you can enter the narrow streets toward Plaza Major.Do not forget to stop for a coffee or a drink (with some Tapas?) at some of the lovely places you may find.On the other side of Plaza Major (outdoor lunch area with good and reasonable prizes) continue through Carrier de Saint Miguel to Plaza d´Espana where all busses and trains can be found. On this stroll do not miss the Mercat de l´Olivar with food beautiful presented.At Plaza d´Espana the modern underground station (train and busses) can take you to Valldemossa for a concert based on Friedrich Chopins works and after a spectacular journey on narrow roads along the western coast and Deia you reach Soller with the city tram.In Valldemossa at La Cartoixa you may find a gallery with some of Juan Miro´s works, but this below is from the newest museum in the city (c de San Miguel), Es Baluard:Nightlife in Palma is in this post only limited to a photo of Grand Hotel.