Mallorca is the largest of the 4 Balearic Islands and home to some beautiful beaches, crowded resorts, quieter hideaways, lively nightlife and entertainment venues as well as giving the opportunity to savour delicious food that is served up to suit all tastes and pockets.

Don’t miss out on a trip to the capital city:

It also boasts stunning countryside with mountain vistas and a coastline best viewed from the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea (we will touch on this at the end of the article), but many visitors to the island forego the opportunity of spending a couple of days in the capital – Palma De Mallorca.

In our opinion, they should not. The reality is that in and around the capital there is enough to see and do for several trips and our snapshot below of some of the major city attractions should make it clear why so many visitors return time and again:

La Seu Cathedral:

Its full name is The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma (Cathedral of St. Mary of Palma) although it is more commonly referred to as La Seu Cathedral.

Located on the Placa De La Seu this stunning gothic cathedral should be approached from the waterfront in order to appreciate the full force of this stunning structure.

While the exterior gothic design is sure to impress, many will be surprised by the modernist take once inside.

The vast gothic vaulted nave and beautiful stained-glass windows are certain to attract interest, but perhaps the Antoni Gaudi canopy inspired by the crown of thorns located above the alter will be the main talking point during your visit.

Royal Palace of La Almudaina:

After your visit to La Seu, take the short walk to one of the capitals most visited landmarks: The Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Overlooking the Bay of Palma, it is easy to understand the strategic importance of this imposing structure.

Moorish arches face the sea, you can wander around the medieval courtyard, view richly embroidered tapestries and take a look inside at very impressive rooms adorned with period furniture before taking a look at the sumptuously appointed Royal apartment furnishings which the Spanish Royal Family still make use of.

Before departing the area do make sure to pay a visit to the S’Hort del Rei Gardens which are adjacent to the palace. While relaxing in the calm surroundings you will also take in the Joan Miro Egg sculpture. Quite a contrast in terms of modern art and the ancient palace.

Castell de Bellver:

In the Catalan language, Bellver means “lovely view” and when you head to the Carrer Camilo Jose Cela for a visit to the Castell de Bellver you will truly believe this.

Surrounded by an extensive, fragrant pine forest which leads down to the sparkling waters of Palma Bay it really is a very pleasant place to spend time.

Once your reach it, climbing onto the roof of this circular structure is a must. The reward? A full 360 Degree view over forests, foothills and towards the city beyond. You will also take in the elegance of the tower’s inner courtyard.

Before departure make sure you visit the museum displaying an excellent selection of Roman, Arabic and Spanish artefacts.

Banos Arabes (The Arab Baths):

The tranquil gardens surrounding the Arab Baths add atmosphere and relaxation for those who take the time to visit. To get to the baths, head towards Palma Centre and The Marina before wending your way in.

Dating back to the Moorish period you can meander through medieval streets before coming across the gardens and what remains of the main steam chamber (the Caldarium).

Here you will pose beneath impressive horseshoe-shaped arches while standing on a double floor made from marble. This design shows how early underfloor heating was achieved.

Art for your sake!

Even those with little interest in modern art should be impressed by the varied collection which is housed in the Baluard Museu d’Art Modern I Contemporani

It contains works from over 500 contemporary artists that include Miguel Barcelo, Joan Miro and a selection of unusual ceramic pieces by Picasso. Situated in the city centre, it is located on the Placa Porta de Santa Catalina.

Rest awhile at the Placa Mayor craft market:

While sightseeing is of great interest you also need to take time out to browse a local handicraft market and relax with a drink while appreciating the unique buzz of your surroundings.

The Placa Mayor is a perfect place for this. Stalls aplenty are open from 10.00-14.00hrs while musicians, street performers and dancers often put on shows any time of the day/evening. This really is an excellent place to soak up the vibrant city atmosphere.

Take to the sea:

These sightseeing trips can be exhausting! Don’t worry, Palma has the perfect answer. Arrange a day’s luxury yacht charter for yourself and your party via https://azzurracharters.com.

A perfect place to secure such a memorable day is from the Philippe Stark designed Port Adriano marina. This exclusive marina offers quality shopping outlets, fantastic restaurants serving delicious food and a wide selection of local and regional wines.

The perfect complement to your capital visit

Hiring a luxury yacht for the day (or longer!) from here will complement your capital visit to perfection.

There is little doubt that Mallorca’s interior has lots to offer, but viewing the island from the Mediterranean Sea gives a whole new perspective.

Once aboard luxury is your byword. Relaxation spots in and out of the shade are yours. An experienced captain and crew will listen to your wishes and take you on a day to remember.

Hidden coves that can only be reached by their top-of-the-range tender, luxury toys for the young (and young at heart!) can be used inclusive of the price, and when it is time to stop for lunch the choice is yours. You can head for a trendy beachside restaurant or a low-key family establishment serving delicious food prepared with local ingredients.

Whilst onboard you will have catering of your choice while keeping an eye out for dolphins and a wide array of birdlife as well as the opportunity to photograph some stunning scenes.

Turn an extremely enjoyable holiday into the perfect one:

The addition of a luxury yacht charter to any Mallorca holiday itinerary will turn an extremely enjoyable holiday into the perfect one.

It will be an experience that will live long in the memory of all those who have the pleasure of being aboard.

Published by scott jack