A lively & stylish capital city
The original city of Palma dates back to Roman times, and modern day residents of the old quarter are still digging up artifacts in their gardens. Balanced on a seawall above the marina is the amazing gothic Cathedral, icon of the city, with some of the world’s largest stained glass windows. Also high on the artistic scale is the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art featuring works by masters including Picasso, Miró, Gris, and Dali.
Mother Nature’s aesthetic achievements can be found in the Caves of Drach—mystical caverns where the play of shadow and light on the rock formations stimulates the imagination.
This massive gothic structure from the 13th century is known locally as La Seo. The beautiful stained glass windows are well worth the visit, and include the world’s largest rose window.
Located opposite of the cathedral and on the site of an old Roman citadel, this former Arabic fortress was once used as a residence for Moorish kings. It’s still used by the Spanish royal family for civil functions.
Travel to Porto Cristo, one of the oldest anchorages of the island, to the famous Caves del Drach. This series of mysterious caverns is a natural phenomenon that provides a play of shadow and light. Admire the largest underground lake in the world, Lake Martel, before learning about the Balearic Islands pearling history at a local pearl factory.About Land Discoveries + Book Now +
Palma De Mallorca, Spain At a glance