Holidays in Majorca always include a large dose of sun, sea and sand. The spectacular weather coupled with immense Mediterranean backdrops, make this island a marvel to explore. Despite its stunning natural surroundings however, Majorca’s capital Palma also stands out because of its amazing history and important sights. As such grab your sunglasses, hop in and enjoy some of the best sights this city has to show.
One of the most impressive cathedrals in the world, this stunning exemplar of gothic architecture is one of the sights you ought not to miss during your holidays in Majorca and especially if you happen to be in Palma. This imposing structure took 370 years to complete and still stands in the city of Palma atop the former citadel of the Roman city, ofeerting spectacular views to the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea.
Definitely the place not to miss if you are a fan of contemporary art, the Es Baluard modern art museum hosts impressive exhibitions of the works of artists who shaped current art forms. Based in the 16th century old bastion of Sant Pere, the museum focuses on works by artist related to the Balearic Islands and its permanent collection consists of works by Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Poliakoff and many other, world renowned artists.
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
No holidays in Majorca would be complete without a visit to the Majestic Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Situated right opposite to the Palma cathedral, this once Moorish fort was taken over and rebuilt by the Christian kings into a fortified palace with imposing views that is definitely worth a visit. Being an official residence of ceremonies and state receptions by the Spanish royal family, this palace is still being put to use and its museum is full of artefacts and works by renowned artists of the period.
Cuevas del Drach
The Drach cave system is one of the most impressive natural attractions to visit during your holidays in Majorca. Four large caves connect underground and lead you to one of the largest underground lakes in the world, flanked by stalactites, stalagmites and impressive rock formations. Delve into this natural wonder and enjoy a small classical music concert provided at the end of your tour for a unique experience.