Palma de Mallorca
Shielded from northern winds by the magical Sierra de Tramontana, and located around the Bay of Palma, this area maintains a pleasant climate during most of the year that makes it possible to enjoy peaceful holidays in a city that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of Mallorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago, it is located 9 km from the airport and has sea connections with the other Balearic Islands, such as Ibiza and Menorca, and various port cities on the peninsula, such as Barcelona and Valencia. It is considered to be one of the Spanish destinations with the longest tradition of welcoming foreign visitors, which has turned it into a cosmopolitan place and the best host in the Mediterranean.
Get lost in the maze of streets of the old quarter, formed by high walls dotted with green shutters; discover its Gothic legacy on buildings such La Lonja and the modernist influence of some of its façades. The emblematic Royal Palace of La Almudaina, is a building to be admired among the large and majestic architectural complex and series of monuments. Be surprised by the spectacular Gothic cathedral known as La Seu, built opposite the bay, it rises up over the Roman and Renaissance period walls that defended the city. Just as it once did over the sea, its silhouette its now reflected at its feet in the spectacular sea water lake of the Parc de la Mar, surrounded by gardens where you can rest in the shade and very close to the Arabic Baths. To get a lovely panoramic view over Palma, head up to Bellver Castle, a Gothic-style fort with a circular base built on a hill 112 metres above sea level
Enjoy the island atmosphere in the bars and terraces while you enjoy the sunshine. In order to satisfy your hunger, choose between a wide range of gastronomy, allowing you to savour dishes based mainly on Mediterranean cuisine or options from international cuisine. You can also taste typical Mallorcan products such as sobrassada (raw cured sausage) and the famous ensaimada (spiral shaped pastry). Head into the Santa Catalina district after dark and get into the lively Mediterranean atmosphere by enjoying a glass of wine in a bar or in any of the most popular discos on the Promenade. The city offers an intense cultural agenda with exhibitions and art galleries, as well as theatre shows and music concerts. Palma is home to the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, a benchmark culture and art centre created at the request of the Catalan painter and his wife, it also houses his artistic legacy.
Palma de Mallorca is a destination for those in search of sun and sea. Its coastline brings together several beaches fitted out with all the necessary services. For example, Playa de Palma, an urban beach that opens onto the bay with nearly 4.5 km of white sand where you can sunbathe, enjoy a walk or do water sports. Sport and sea go hand in hand in this destination, where sailing plays a prominent role thanks to competitions such as the Copa del Rey, one of the most important sailing events in the Mediterranean.
Located just a few kilometres from other municipalities of interest, Palma is the connecting link between coastal towns and those of inland Mallorca, which are worth visiting. Head into the heart of the Sierra de Tramontana, a mountainous area in the west of the island where you can do hiking routes, and where Puig Major really stands out. It is the highest mountain on the island, at 1436 metres high. In its valley you will find the beautiful and unique town of Valldemossa, with steep and narrow streets that give it a special charm. Here you can visit the 13th century church and the Royal Carthusian Monastery. From Palma de Mallorca you can get on the wooden train that has connected the area with the town of Sóller since the start of the 20th century, and today it undertakes the same journey on a pleasant and nostalgic trip across mountains and valleys, conserving the same machinery of yesteryear.
Meliá has 6 hotels in Palma de Mallorca: Innside Palma Center, Melia Palma Bay, TRYP Palma Bellver Hotel, INNSIDE Palma Bosque, Gran Meliá Victoria and Meliá Palas Atenea.
These hotels in Palma de Mallorca are located right at the heart of Palma, on the Promenade or close to the beachfront. Also, you can choose between luxury hotels, hotels for families, designer hotels, romantic hotels, business hotels and lifestyle hotels. All of these hotels in Palma de Mallorca offer all the services and facilities you need to ensure you enjoy a perfect stay in the city.
Book your hotel in Palma de Mallorca now with Meliá and enjoy the most welcoming destination.