Discover the old town of Palma of Majorca with official guide.
Its municipal area covers an area of 208.63 km² that extends between the Na Burguesa mountain range and the Prado de Sant Jordi. The city is located in the center of the bay of Palma, about 13 meters above sea level. Several torrents, such as La Riera, or Gros, flow through it into the Mediterranean.
The historic center of Palma, with a medieval layout of narrow and tortuous streets, is the most interesting part for the visitor, where most of the monuments of Palma of Majorca are concentrated. It is separated from the widening, by the avenues. Wide streets, which take the place of the old Renaissance walls, collapsed at the beginning of the 20th century.
A visit to the picturesque historic center of Palma is always highly recommended. Also called the old town, is where most tourist attractions are a must-see.
Visit to the old town with official guide.
The Cathedral of Majorca is the main religious building of the island of Majorca, its construction began in 1229, after the conquest of the island by the Crown of Aragon. King Jaime I, decided to demolish the old great mosque of Medina Mayurca to build a great temple dedicated to Santa Maria, because when a strong storm exploded during the sea voyage to Majorca to conquer it, he promised to build a cathedral in veneration if this it saved them from death.
Palma is cosmopolitan and full of culture, so there is always something to do in the center of the city. Palma of Majorca is rich in monuments that stand out for their grandeur and elegance, such as the emblematic Bellver Castle and the Cathedral in front, although the Part Forana also houses magnificent architectural samples that are part of the history of this island.