Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands and the largest city in Mallorca. It is a busy resort, passenger and freight port, and a place where the paths of everyone arriving on the island cross.
Cosmopolitan Palma de Mallorca is one of the main resorts in the Balearic Islands. It is famous for sandy, wide, well-developed beaches. The most famous of them is Playa de Palma. In addition to sunbeds and umbrellas, you can find bars, restaurants and water equipment rentals. In bars, music and drinks rule until late at night.
Palma is not only hotels, restaurants and the beach, but also a long and fascinating history documented by numerous monuments. The most important of them is the cathedral of Le Sue. It rises monumentally above the waterfront. Huge sizes, walls bristled with brackets and a huge rosette make it one of the most unusual Gothic buildings in Spain. Inside it you can see a chandelier designed by Gaudi.
Within the Old Town there is also the Almudaina Royal Palace. It was built in Arab times, and in the thirteenth century it was adapted for the needs of Spanish rulers. Today it is the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The castle is surrounded by a picturesque garden with numerous fountains, ponds and benches hidden in the shade of vines and bushes. The Gothic architecture in Palma de Mallorca is also represented by the 14th-century Stock Exchange building, in which Christopher Columbus supposedly came up with the idea of reaching India from the west. Castell de Bellver from the 14th century rises out of the center. A Gothic castle built on a hill was erected on a circular plan, and its circular courtyard is surrounded by cloisters.