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Top Choice Palace in Palma de Mallorca

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 sy…
Top Choice Museum in Palma de Mallorca

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 Eduardo Ch…
Top Choice Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

Catedral

Palma’s vast cathedral ('La Seu' in Catalan) is the city's major architectural landmark. Aside from its sheer scale and undoubted beauty, its stunning interior features, designed by Antoni Gaudí and renowned contemp…
Top Choice Gallery in Palma de Mallorca

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 permanent c…
Top Choice Gallery in Palma de Mallorca

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 pieces …
Top Choice Modern European in Palma de Mallorca

Marc Fosh

The flagship of Michelin-starred Fosh's burgeoning flotilla of Palma restaurants, this stylish gastronomic destination introduces novel twists to time-honoured Mediterranean dishes and ingredients, all within the co…
Top Choice International 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-Med (perhaps cauliflower cream with butifarrón sausage, raisins and pine nuts, or pork cheeks with peach) …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Palma de Mallorca

Can Cera Gastro-Bar

This restaurant spills onto a lovely inner patio at the Can Cera hotel, housed in a palau that dates originally to the 13th century. Dine by lantern light on tapas-sized dishes such as frito mallorquín (seafood frie…
Castle in Palma de Mallorca

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 Mesqui…
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 Go…