Palma Gothic Cathedral

Gothic Architecture, Cafe Breaks and a Touch of Class – Palma, Majorca

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The next destination on the blog trip itinerary was Majorca’s main hub, Palma City. En route from Magaluf we stopped off in Palma Nova, but it was all too similar to the previous day’s attractions so we were keen to move on and sample a bit more Majorcan culture.

Palma city is a beautiful place. It oozes class with ornate, pink/orange stone buildings, small parks and pretty plazas. For a place just to stroll around, take in the world and relax it’s hard to find any better. But there’s more to it that just parading the streets and topping up your caffeine levels.

Palma Gothic Cathedral

Palma Gothic Cathedral EntranceAfter you’ve gawped at the huge array of flash boats in the marina (and wondered when you can have one) you will see the Gothic Cathedral looming over the city. It is a truly magnificent building, not unlike Notre Dame in Paris, and features incredible detail in its stonework. If you manage to make it past the painters, flamenco guitarists and street artists looking to make the most of the tourist interest and get inside, you will find a lavish interior which will impress even the most demanding tastes.

s'Hort del Rei GardensAfter stopping for coffees in various quaint plazas it’s worth heading away from the old town to see Bellver Castle. The castle itself is certainly impressive, but even more so are the views afforded over Palma. You can get a real sense of the size of the Cathedral and a great comparison of old vs new as its sits next to the millions of Euros worth of boat sat in the harbour.

Bellver CastlePalma also has its modern attractions, with shopping areas to rival any city. If you’ve seen enough of the old and are ready to invest in something new then there’s plenty to choose from. If you’re in a group with different ideas of a good time then the city certainly caters to a range of tastes.

From then it’s really just a question of when you change from stopping for coffees to stopping for beers! If you feel like resting your legs without taking on fluid then you can hop on an open top bus tour or do it the more traditional way with a horse and carriage. Winding through these narrow streets and terracotta buildings will certainly entertain for a long time and keep you content well into the evening.

Palma View Bellver Castle

5 Things Not to Miss in Palma

  • Gothic Cathedral
  • Bellver Castle
  • s’Hort del Rei Gardens
  • Shopping
  • Quaint plazas and cafes

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