Official language: Spanish
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
The airport located 10 kilometres form the city is one of the most crowded in Spain, as well as the most popular on the Balearian Islands. Each year around 22 million passengers pass through it.
Along the wide boardwalk, usually called in cities of this region – Rambla, there are various shops. If you want to have a chance to meet members of the royal family, be sure to take a walk on Rambla.
While sightseeing, make a stop for lunch of the day and try local titbit which is pan amb oli, a toast with olive oil and tomato paste. Among other numerous tapas – small snacks – it is worth to try also local cheeses and hams.
Palma, commonly known as Palma de Mallorca, is the capital of the Spanish island Mallorca, Balearic Islands and its citizens make up for half of the population of the whole island. It is one of the most popular touristic destination in the world. Famous for its parties, clubs, discos – but the city is much more than meets the eye.
Palma is a lovely city, be sure to check out its old town. Loose yourself in its cosy, narrow streets and just finding your way back will become an adventure of its own. Pay attention to the city’s outstanding architecture, a very characteristic for the Mediterranean countries. It reminds a bit Florence, among other places. You will find there one of the best preserved antic buildings in the world. While sightseeing, you will meet a lot of street musicians, that add a special vibe to the city.
Diving lovers will surely be glad to know that in the city’s neighbourhood there are plenty of diving clubs. You can also find yachting clubs and a golfing club – Son Vida. One of the longest beach in Palma, Playa de Palma, has fine-grained, white sand and easy access to the sea, that is shallow and mild by the shore. Other beaches are Can Pere Antoni or Can Estància.
The city’s party spot in El Terreno and Avinguda de Gabriel Roca. In those areas, located just by the seaside, many disco parties are taking place. Palma Nova Gardens at Passeo del Mar 32 is a quite popular spot, where you can eat something, have a drink and listen to live music. Other worth visiting bar is Cabrera by Calle Can Baro 9, where you can try dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine. Every day, except on Sundays, local market is open, where you can try local specialties.