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Tourist Offices

Palma Tourist Information Centre

Address: , Plaça de la Reina 2, Palma, 07012
Telephone: +34 971 17 39 90.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0830-2000, Sat 0830-1500.

Website: http://www.infomallorca.net

This centrally located information centre offers guidance, bookings, brochures and maps. There is another tourist information office at the airport (tel: +34 971 789 566), which is open Mon-Sat 0830-2000 and Sun 0900-1330, and one at the Port de Palma (tel +34 971 707 400), open Mon-Fri 0830-1600.

Attractions

La Seu

Dominating the waterfront, Palma's majestic sandstone cathedral is one of the largest and most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world. With a striking exterior, the landmark is the most important building in Palma, and a must-see when on the island. La Seu enjoys a remarkable location on top of the old citadel.

Address: , Plaça Almoina, Palma, 07001
Telephone: +34 902 022 445.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1815 (Jun-Sep); Mon-Fri 1000-1515 (Nov-Mar); Mon-Fri 1000-1715 (Apr-May, Oct); Sat 1000-1415 (all year).

Website: http://catedraldemallorca.org
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Palau Reial de l’Almudaina (La Almudaina Royal Palace)

Rising out of the city's defensive walls on the seafront, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina was originally constructed as a Muslim alcazar during the Arab Conquest in AD 902. With its remarkable blend of gothic and Moorish architecture, it is beautiful both on the inside and outside – especially the royal chapel and gothic hall.

Address: , Carrer de Palau Reial, Palma, 07001
Telephone: +34 971 214 134.
Opening times:

Tue-Sun 1000-1800 (Oct-Mar); Tue-Sun 1000-2000 (Apr-Sep).

Website: http://www.patrimonionacional.es
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Es Baluard Museum d'Art Modern I Contemporani (Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art)

Palma's dazzling museum of modern and contemporary art and sculpture contains works by world-renowned artists as Cézanne, Matisse, Dalí and Picasso, together with a remarkable collection of Balearic paintings too. The sprawling museum has permanent displays and temporary exhibitions.

Address: , Plaça Porta Santa Catalina 10, Palma, 07012
Telephone: +34 971 908 200.
Opening times:

Tues-Sat 1000-2000, Sun 1000-1500.

Website: http://www.esbaluard.org
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Passeig Maritím

The city's extensive seafront illustrates Mallorca's long-standing love affair with the sea, with everything from tiny traditional fishing boats to super-yachts, naval vessels and massive cruise liners. At the eastern end are La Llotja (Maritime Exchange) and the Consulat del Mar (Sea Tribunal) – grand historic buildings reminiscent of Palma's Renaissance maritime achievements.

Address: , Passeig Maritím, Palma,
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily 24 hours.

Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Museu Fundación Juan March Palma

As one of the best modern art museums in the Balearics, Museu Fundación Juan March has a permanent collection of 70 works by some of Spain's most important contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Juan Gris and Salvador Dalí. The eclectic museum is housed in a 17th-century mansion known as the Can Gallard des Canyar.

Address: , Carrer de Sant Miquel 11, Palma, 07002
Telephone: +34 971 713 515.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1830, Sat 1030-1400.

Website: http://www.march.es/arte/palma
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Basilica de Sant Francesc (Basilica of St Francis)

Built in the 13th century, the Basilica of St Francis was remodelled in the 17th century with a typically Mallorquin exterior – but this dull facade belies an exuberant baroque interior. The real draw is the church's cloister, which is a veritable oasis of peace at the heart of the old town.

Address: , Plaça Sant Francesc 7, Palma, 07001
Telephone: +34 971 712 695.
Opening times:

Mon-Sat 0930-1230, 1500-1800; Sun 0900-1230.

Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Plaça Weyler and Plaça Mercat

In the city centre, these adjoining squares are home to some of the island's most remarkable modernista (Spanish art nouveau) architecture. Highlights include the ornamental Gran Hotel (today the Fundació La Caixa art gallery), the Forn des Teatre bakery and, in Plaça Mercat, Pensió Menorquina and Can Casasayas.

Address: , Plaça Mercat and Plaça Weyler, Palma,
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily 24 hours.

Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Castell de Bellver (Bellver Castle)

Spain’s only circular castle is so well preserved that it is hard to believe it was constructed over 700 years ago as a royal palace. Today, you can visit the local history museum within the castle and admire a truly bell ver (beautiful view) of Palma Bay from its rooftop.

Address: Parc Bellver, Carrer Camilo José Cela s/n, Palma, 07014
Telephone: +34 971 225 900.
Opening times:

Tue-Sat 1000-1900, Sun 1000-1500 (Apr-Sep); Tue-Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1000-1500 (Oct-Mar).

Website: http://castelldebellver.palmademallorca.es
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Llotja de Palma

Built in the 13th century, this imposing building is the city's guildhall, and also one of the most striking buildings in Palma. As part of the maritime sea wall, the building was originally the headquarters of the School of Merchants. The Llotja has gothic architectural details on both the exterior and interior, including intricately carved sculptures, arches and ornamentation.

Address: , Plaça Llotja 5, Palma, 07012
Telephone: +34 971 730 657.
Opening times:

Tue-Sun 1800-0000 (Jul-Sep); Tue-Sun 1000-1400 and 1700-2000 (Oct-Jun) (exhibition viewings).

Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Arab Baths

The only remaining Moorish building in Palma, these ancient baths are thought to date back to the 10th century. Each of the columns that line the central courtyard is different because it is likely that they were recycled from the ruins of Roman buildings.

Address: , Can Serra 7, Palma, 07001
Telephone: +34 637 046 534.
Opening times:

Daily 0930-1900 (Apr-Nov); daily 0930-1730 (Dec-Mar).

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

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Hostal Apuntadores

With good-value facilities for budget travellers, this guesthouse has long been one of the top economical accommodation choices in Palma. Set in the heart of La Lonja, amid a myriad of bars, cafes and museums, Hostal Apuntadores has an excellent location to boot. One of the biggest draws of the hotel is its roof terrace with arguably Palma's best view.

Palau Sa Font

Just off the sea front and two minutes away from the Cathedral, Palau Sa Font is a small, atmospheric hotel converted from a 16th-century episcopal palace. Rooms are on the small side, featuring minimalistic designs and soothing pastel colours, but the rooftop swimming pool is cosy and private.

Puro Hotel Palma

A product of contemporary style and chic architecture, this ultra-modern design hotel draws a trendy crowd to its funky interiors, hip bar and a small rooftop swimming pool. Originally an 18th-century town palace, Puro has been transformed into an oasis where new-age luxury meets Spanish history. The hotel's Opio Bar and Restaurant is also a popular nightspot for a stylish crowd.

Dalt Murada

Originally a property of Mallorquin nobles, this elegant, family-owned Renaissance townhouse near the cathedral contains 14 tastefully decorated rooms. Most of its sleeping quarters, featuring chandeliers, canopied beds and tapestries, are centred on a citrus-shaded courtyard. Check in to the penthouse suite, which has a terrace, a Jacuzzi and views of the cathedral.

Santa Clara Urban Hotel and Spa

Fusing stylish urban designs with rustic traditional architecture, this hotel is an excellent representation of modern-day Palma. As its name suggests, it is also a fully equipped spa, so be sure to check out its Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam bath too. There's also a rooftop terrace with sunbeds.

St Regis Mardavall Mallorca

Known as one of the leading hotel brands in the world, St Regis Mardavall lives up to its reputation by providing the finest service, facilities and setting in Palma. Set 9km (6 miles) away from Palma’s city centre, the hotel enjoys an exclusive spot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. As well as 24 hour butler service, the hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant, Es Fum, and a spa.