Several people made their impact on the development and culture of the city. This fact creates special unusual atmosphere of this place. The central part of Palma de Mallorca is more like a small village. Once upon a time here lived craftsmen; later fortifications, were built here, and today you will find here only small buildings that are not typical for modern cities.
The most remarkable spot of tourist attraction and the most significant religious landmark of the Balearic Islands is the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma (Catedral de Santa María). Its...
The most ambitious architectural places of interest of this place are the Cathedral and Bellver Castle. The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th century and lasted more than 250 years. This is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. The castle has been renovated not long ago, and so now it is ready to appear in front of tourists in all its glory.
An old Arabic Church named Palacio Real de La Almudaina is located nearby. Today the palace hosts meetings of the government and large events. It would be a mistake to assume that the central part of the city is not so remarkable. In fact, besides craftsmen houses here have survived several mansions, which have once been homes of the noblest men. Many of them were built in the 15 -16 centuries and now converted into museums. You can walk in beautiful courtyards and view these mansions. Today every piece of furniture and decoration of interior is a true museum item.
In the course of a year Palma de Mallorca holds more than a dozen of bright festivals and carnivals attracting tourists from all over the world. Each fest features its unique peculiarities and...
On the territory of the city you can find numerous churches, cathedrals and monasteries. Every shrine is a beautiful building made in accordance with best traditions of the architectural style of the past. Here we should definitely mention the monastery of Sant Francesc, Santa Clara Monastery and Monti-Sion Church - the oldest religious sites of this city. Just like any major tourist center, here you will find a large selection of shops and restaurants, the majority of which are concentrated on the Jaime Street.