Palma is the capital of Majorca and is the main commercial hub for not only Majorca but also all 3 other Balearic islands. Over half of all residents of Majorca live in Palma and with the city packed full of history and culture this bustling metropolis is a real eye opener if you have never visited it before.
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If you are flying to Majorca then you will arrive at Son Sant Joan International Airport. It is then an 8km journey to the city. There are a number of different modes of transport to get you there – the cheapest method is by taking the frequent shuttle but which runs every 15 minutes and costs around 2 euros.
The cities roots can be traced back to Roman times and this can still be seen in the old quarter of the city. However the city that stands today is much newer, with many parts like – ‘La Rambla’ and ‘Passeig des Born’ only built in the 19th century. The city is built on a bay – it doesn’t have a beach – like Barcelone does, but 4miles down the road are the resorts of C’an Pastilla and Cala Mayor if you fact topping up your tan.
Getting around the city is remarkebly easy thanks to a good public transport infastructure which is operated by the Empresa Municipal de Transorts Urbans de Palma de Mallorca (EMT). Palma has a good nightlife with many late night bars, restaurants and clubs at your disposal in the El Terrano district of the city.
Palma loves music and throughout the whole year there are opportunities to catch concerts, festivals, opera and ballet. How more details that Palma city council website is a good starting place to find out what is on in the city. palmademallorca.es
The city has a good selection of hotels as well scattered around the city. We have listed a selection below but you can get full details and current prices at Alpharooms