Our summer holiday late in August meant 10 days on the Island of Mallorca and all 4 of us can say that it was so beautiful! Among the sunbathing and swimming in Plaja de Palma, we also spent 3 days roaming the wonderful city of Palma.
We spent days in sightseeing, shopping and enjoying in the bars with our kids. The bus dropped us at Av. d’Antoni Maura and we walked to the old town to Placa Major, 19th century square, now a pedestrian zone, where we stopped for a coffee and kids finally have time to check their Sticker Album of Spanish La Liga.
Main shopping street is starting from Placa Major to north(Carrier de Sant Miquel) and we spend some time in shopping and wondering the streets of old town all the way to Placa d’Espagna. Real Madrid, Barcelona and local club Mallorca all have their shops in old town and this was a nice sightseeing stop for boys.
To please all shooping needs we visited El Corte Ingles – big shopping centre on Avinguda d’Alexandre Rosselo.
Next day we visited Cathedral de Mallorca which dominates the city when it is viewed from seafront. “Cathedral of the Eucharist, the Sea, Light and Space” is astonishing piece of Gothic architecture, its interior gives a unique experience together with Cathedral Museum. It is surrounded with city walls and a big park (Parc de Mar), great place for photo-shoot. Next to Cathedral is Palau d’Almudiana, former royal residence which is home to a museum.
We spend half of the day going around the city walls and walking through Av. de Jaume III and famous street Passeig del Born this is heart of the city and place which shouldn’t be missed..
- Shopping: Carrier de Sant Miquel, Av. de Jaume III, El Corte Ingles
- Drink: Placa Major, Placa de l’Olivar
- Sightseeing: Old town with Cathedral and city walls
- Activity: Sticker album of La Liga
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit Castell de Beliver, small castle few kilometers from city centre. Also, we planned a half-a-day trip to Soller, a pitoresque city on the northern part of the island which is connected to Palma with a small old-fashioned train. Unfortunately we haven’t got time for it, but something should be left for return, isn’t it?