Why visit Palma?

Great for a girly break!  You may be surprised by this, but Palma is great for shopping! Chic is the best word to describe the capital of the Balearic Islands. Mixed with ultra-stylish wine bars and a selection of restaurants is a great choice of shops. Passeig del Born should be renamed Fashion Street as Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss and Zara are all located here. Once you are needing a rest, you can go al fresco with outdoor cafes, restaurants offering you respite.For the crème de la crème of style check-out Avinguda de Jaume IIIm, this promenade will cause damage to your credit card! Carrer de Sant Feliu, located in the Old Town, has plenty of boutique shops worthy of at least a morning browsing. Don't forget, once you are done, check out the art galleries, and when you want to put your feet up relax in Atlantico Cocktail Bar. For leading brands and street cafes the perfect place for a spot of people watching check-out Carrer de Sant Miquel. But, if you really want to feel like a local check out Carrer dels Oms which is a favourite amongst residents.

When should I visit?

Between April and May or September and the end of October are good times to visit Palma as it remains mild, but there are less tourists and you are likely to get some goods hotel deals.

Must-sees?

Palma's iconic Gothic Roman Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca is extravagent inside and out - check out the stunning patterned windows. For awesome views across the bay take yourself to 14th Century Castell de Bellver, now a museum of municpal history.  Just strolling the narrow streets is worth doing in Palma; every turn will bring you a street surprise and you will no doubt get lost! Once you fancy a spot of sunbathing you can be on the beach in minutes. With 750 meters of soft sand and the odd beach bar, Ca'n Pere Anton located just passed the cathedral, is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. A stay in Majorca's capital is a great base to explore delights further afield.  For a true European beach paradise head South to Es Calo des Moro; family fun can always be had at Puerto de Pollenca in the North of the island.   Train enthusiasts will love the El Tren de Sóller, a train that travels from Palma and across the Alfàbia mountain range to the North West port of Soller.

Local traditions?

Balearic Day Mallorca public holiday takes place every year on 1st March which celebrates the day, 1st March 1983, when the Islands were given their own Governmental status. As Majorca is the largest of the islands, there is one huge street party in an array of colours, music a plenty and street markets.

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