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Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands archipelago, one of the oldest and largest ports of the Mediterranean. Palma is one of the most fashionable cities in the region. The whole center is an ensemble of luxury residential areas, shopping streets, intricate alleys and restored buildings. Just some fragments of medieval walls are clearly visible from the harbor.
The main attraction of the city is the Cathedral (XIV-XIX centuries), which you can see on our live stream web camera. Cathedral crowns the oldest part of the city. The nave of a Cathedral with a height of 44 meters and a length of 121 meters makes the Cathedral one of the highest Gothic constructions in Europe, and its fantastic lighting system is designed by famous Antonio Gaudi. The complex also houses the Museum of the Cathedral, the Art Museum and the Palace of the Moorish rulers of the island – Palau de L’Almudain (X-XII cc.).
Behind the Сathedral on our webcam online there is the most attractive part of the city. It is very similar to the typical Arabian «medina» old quarter: the streets labyrinths and lanes with the elegant Arabian baths, Museum of Mallorca and Basilica of Saint Francisco, the statue of Junipero Serra and the first Christian church on the island – Santa Eulalia (XII- XIV centuries). Also there is the old town hall in the style of the late Renaissance. Outside the quarter there is Bellver Castle (14th century, a rare example of a round fortress; also here is a castle museum), the old bourse and the Archbishop’s Palace, as well as the Joan Miró Museum (the famous Catalan surrealist) are located outside the quarter. Also worth visiting is the museum-district «Spanish Village» (Pueblo Español).
Despite the fact that the main attraction point of the island’s capital is magnificent beaches such as Can Pastilla or Cala Romantica, with our live stream cameras where life is always boiling, a lot of luxurious hotels and boarding houses are built, and the doors of restaurants and cafes practically do not close, outside the beach recreation for tourists, too, will not be bored. You can visit the interesting green town of Andrach with our webcam and the neighboring resort of St. Elm with the bird island of Dragonera. The most famous place of the northwestern part of the island is the Serra de Tramuntana mountain chain with picturesque peaks and steep sea cliffs, surrounded by olives and citrus valleys with very picturesque towns and villages. Around the town of Soller is a colorful mountain village of Deya and the monastery of Valdemossa to the south-west. The most important pilgrimage center on the island is the Lluc Monastery (XIII century). The ancient city of Pollensa with its monastery of the Ermita de Nostra Senyora de Puig (XVIII century.) is a place to visit.
If you move to the north of the island, we advise you to go to the town of Alcudia, where you can take a sea excursion along the coast or to the territory of the s’Albufera nature park, with the last stretch of wild marshes that were covered the entire northern coast of the bay. The town of Porto Cristo with magnificent caves lies at the heart of the coast. Classical music concerts are held here.
Every August all royal family members comes to rest at Marivent Palace. Monarchs take part in the sailing regatta for the King’s Cup. There are royal official receptions in the Almudaina Palace.
Palma de Mallorca is an ideal city for shopping. Spread out the bazaar in the open air, bright exclusive boutiques and sparkling supermarkets. All this provides an excellent opportunity to go for any shopping. There are many shops selling luxury goods. Most of them are located right in the center of the city. Jewelry stores Piña y Grau, Relojería Alemana are famous for their goods. One of the most popular shopping streets is Calle Sant Miguel. Is a place that has been chosen for itself by numerous fashionable boutiques, whose goods are aimed first of all for the youth audience. Next to this street is one of the most impressive and ancient markets of the Mediterranean – Mercat de l’Olivar: from everyday food to delicious delicacies. You can buy and taste all this, up to oysters and wonderful home-made wine. One of the most important watch shops of Palma is Joyería Suiza. The most modern shopping area of Palma is located between the boulevards Avenida Jaime III and Paseo del Borne: Escada, Hugo Boss, Luis Vuiton and Carolina Herrera, Mango, Intimissimi, Massimo Dutti – all of them «settled» here.
Every tourist holy duty after long walks is to refresh with delicious Langostas breads on the terrace of Bar Bosch or to have a cup of coffee in the pretty café of Capucchino. Nearby, there is another place that can not be ignored – the traditional Mallorcan restaurant Can Joan de s’Aigo. Locals like to come here in winter to indulge in a cup of hot chocolate, taste the sweet potato cake Coca de Patata or enjoy delicious local pastries called Ensaymada. Summer time good to try ice cream – apricot, fig or strawberry: all the types are prepared according to local recipes.
Plaza Mayor – very hospitable largest area of Palma. There are at least two dozen small cozy cafes and restaurants here. The performances of street musicians are hold here too, frozen «human sculptures» stay in bizarre poses, jugglers throw several rings and maces.
All year round, Palma de Mallorca retains the optimum temperature regime. The island of Mallorca is in the zone of dominance of the Mediterranean, forming a warm winter and hot summer. At the height of the summer season there are high temperatures, but the heat is not exhausting due to the rather mild climate. Winter – moderately wet and quite warm. The unique climate of Mallorca allows perfectly relax on the island during the year. However, the main tourist season falls between April and October. The number of sunny hours a day in the summer reaches double digits, and the water temperature rises to 24-25C, so it is not surprising that Mallorca is an ideal choice for a summer holiday. The winds on the island are blowing mainly in the winter and spring periods.
The weather in Palma de Mallorca for 7 days is available on our website online.