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Palau de l'Almudaina

Palau de l'Almudaina

Originally an Islamic fort, this mighty construction opposite the cathedral was converted into a residence for the Mallorcan monarchs at the end of the 13th century. The King of Spain resides here still, at least...

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Catedral de Mallorca

Catedral de Mallorca

Palma’s vast cathedral ('La Seu' in Catalan) is the city's major architectural landmark. Aside from its sheer scale, treasures and undoubted beauty, its stunning interior features, designed by Antoni Gaudí and...

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Palau March

Palau March

This house, palatial by any definition, was one of several residences of the phenomenally wealthy March family. Sculptures by 20th-century greats, including Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Barbara Hepworth and...

Top ChoiceGallery in Palma de Mallorca

Es Baluard

Es Baluard

Built with flair and innovation into the shell of the Renaissance-era seaward walls, this contemporary art gallery is one of the finest on the island. Its temporary exhibitions are worth viewing, but the...

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Museu Fundación Juan March

The 17th-century Can Gallard del Canya, a 17th-century mansion overlaid with minor Modernist touches, now houses a small but significant collection of painting and sculpture. The permanent exhibits – some 80...

Top ChoiceModern European in Palma de Mallorca

Marc Fosh

Located within a former 17th-century convent, now the luxury Convent de la Missió Hotel, this stylish gastronomic destination introduces novel twists to time-honoured Mediterranean dishes and ingredients. The...

Top ChoiceBakery in Palma de Mallorca

Fornet de la Soca

Tomeu Arbona is the master baker here. He is also the author of the cookery book: Traditional Cooking in Mallorca and something of a culinary legend in town. Arbona describes himself as a gastronomic...

Top ChoiceInternational in Palma de Mallorca

Toque

A father-and-son team run this individual little place with real pride and warmth. The food is Belgian-meets-Mallorcan (perhaps steak tartar with fries and salad, or suckling pig on a sweet potato puree) and has...

Top ChoiceModern Spanish in Palma de Mallorca

El Camino

Worthy of all the hype, this new concept tapas bar is super stylish with coffered ceilings, oak panelling, mosaic tiles and a long marble bar from where you can watch your tasty bites being prepared. The dishes...

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Mola

A hip and intimate small space decorated with striking abstract paintings, Mola has just a handful of tables (inside and out) where you can expect to find deliciously fresh and flavoursome food served in...

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Simply Delicious

Seek out this corner cafe which has a comforting boho feel and a menu that concentrates on heart-warming dishes like shakshuka (poached eggs in a rich tomato, pepper and garlic sauce) with five subtle variations,...

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Beatnik

This place has a gee-whizz American '60s vibe with its retro bucket chairs and Jack Kerouac pics and quotes on display. Dishes are faithful to the era with a menu that includes chicken lollipop with buffalo...

Top ChoiceBar in Palma de Mallorca

Atlantico Café

Spangled with an upended cornucopia of bric-a-brac, blessed with welcoming, laid-back staff and capable of cranking the merriment up to 11, this is one of Palma's most charismatic bars. Ever-expanding swaths of...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Palma de Mallorca

Clandestino Cocktail Club

Well worth seeking out if you up for a sophisticated, big-city feel, Clandestino offers smoochy jazz on the soundtrack, candlelit tables, excellent cocktails and a great choice of spirits, including a wide range...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Palma de Mallorca

Lórien

The helpful owner can guide you through the vast choice of craft ales on offer here, be they local, Spanish or international. It's a friendly, cosy and informal pub where recent taps have included a highly touted...

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Idem Café

Slink into this bordello-chic cocoon of deep, dark-red velvet, chandeliers, baroque mirrors and risqué art. With a fabulously burlesque look and pre-clubbing vibe, Idem is a unique spot to sip a mojito or gin.

Top ChoiceShoes in Palma de Mallorca

Magatzem de Santa Catalina

Master shoemaker, Domingo Moya makes the most wonderful espadrilles, that Mallorcan summer sandal classic, with several styles to choose from. Prices start at around €26.

Castle in Palma de Mallorca

Castell de Bellver

Castell de Bellver

Straddling a wooded hillside, the Castell de Bellver is a 14th-century circular castle (with a unique round tower), the only one of its kind in Spain. Jaume II ordered it built atop a hill known as Puig de Sa...

Church in Palma de Mallorca

Basílica de Sant Francesc

One of Palma’s oldest churches, the Franciscan Basílica de Sant Francesc was begun in 1281 in Gothic style, while the baroque facade, with its carved postal and rose window, was completed in 1700. In the splendid...

Museum in Palma de Mallorca

Can Balaguer

One of Palma's most emblematic buildings, the permanent exhibition, entitled La Casa Posible, re-creates rooms of this former noble house from 1600–1951. Rooms are evocative of their period, including the...