Museo Can Morey de Santmartí
A grand town mansion set around an inner courtyard was revamped and reopened as this museum in 2012. A dream come true for German art...
Museu de Mallorca
This excellent city museum remains closed for extensive renovations until at least late 2014, when it will reopen in this rambling...
La Taberna del Caracol
Descend three steps into this high-ceilinged Gothic basement. Through a broad vault at the back you can see what's cooking – tasty tapas...
Carrer de Serra 7 · interesting places nearby
Banys Àrabs information
These modest Arab baths are the single most important remaining monument to the Muslim domination of the island, although all that survives are two small underground chambers, one with a domed ceiling supported by a dozen columns, some of whose capitals were recycled from demolished Roman buildings. The site may be small, but the two rooms – the caldarium (hot bath) and the tepidarium (warm bath) – evoke a poignant sense of abandonment.
Normally there would also have been a third, cold bath, the frigidarium. As the Roman terms suggest, the Arabs basically took over a Roman idea, here in Mallorca and throughout the Arab world. These ones probably were not public but attached to a private mansion. The baths are set in one of Old Palma's prettiest gardens, where you can sit and relax.