Think of partying; think of lazing, basking in the warm sun, think Mallorca! The world's favorite holiday destination and partying place, Majorca or Mallorca is a beautiful Spanish island located in the midst of the Mediterranean. Warm sunlight, beaches of pale gold sand, hidden coves, calm-clear waters, sheltered bays, Gothic architecture, cliffs, hilltop villages, and crazy summer parties describe Majorca best.
The locals call this place Mallorca and the English call it Majorca. Majorca in Latin means larger island. Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands - its coasts spread across 550 km. The mild climate and beautiful scenery have contributed to make Majorca a famous tourist resort.
The capital of Majorca, Palma is a historical city. Mediterranean climate, sunny beaches and the blend of old architecture with modern entertainment make Majorca popular with tourists. Visitors can explore the beaches on the north and the east; mountainous ranges in the North West (the Serra de Tramuntana mountain ranges are quite popular), Palma de Mallorca and many such interesting places.
Travel to Palma de Mallorca
The city of Palma is trendy, friendly, sophisticated and full of life. The capital city houses half of its total population and has some of the best restaurants on the island. Nightlife and shopping is a popular draw. The Gothic cathedral is witness to the city's architectural history.
Museums, beaches, aquariums, and other attractions make this city an interesting holiday destination. On the south coast of Palma, you will find the liveliest resorts and some of the island's best beaches. Many of these beaches have been awarded the European Union's Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities. Majorca has excellent connectivity to the rest of the world.
By air: Various European cities connect to Palma de Mallorca.
By rail: Railways and tramway connect to various parts of the island. Railways in Majorca connect to two places, Palma to Inca and another from Palma to Soller.
By water: Ferry services are available to Palma from several points on the Spanish coast.
Castles and ruins: The coastline of Majorca is lined with numerous castles and watchtowers. Ses Paisses, Arta - Bronze Age settlements, Castell de Bellver, Palma de Mallorca - Castle, Capdepera Castle, Capdepera - Castle, Capocorb Vell, nr Cap Blanc - Bronze Age Settlements, Santueri Castle, Felanitx - Conserved Castle, etc are a wonderful sight.
Caves and magnificent spots: Most of the famous beauty spots in Mallorca are found along the coastline. The geological formation of Majorca has been supportive in the creation of spectacular caves. A few of them are so large that evening concerts are held there. The Cap de Formentor at northern tip of Majorca, Sa Calobra, western coast of Majorca, Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), Porto Cristo Caves d' Arta, Arta Coves des Hams, Porto Cristo etc are amongst the favorites.
Historic and religious buildings: Majestic cathedrals and sacred religious sites reflect their Christian background. The magnificent Palma Cathedral, the Lluc Sanctuary (considered as Majorca's most sacred site), etc are noteworthy. The Arab Baths in Palma and Palau de L'Almundaina reflect Moorish influence and Islamic architecture. Sanctuary de Sant Salvador, Felanitx, Palma Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca, Lluc Sanctuary, Lluc, etc are places of historical significance and religious faith.
Galleries and museum : Spanish art, modern art can be enjoyed in the galleries of Majorca. There are equal numbers of interesting museums too, archeology, pottery, local history, etc to name a few. Famous art galleries and museums include CCA Andratx Art Centre, Andratx, Can Planes contemporary museum, sa Pobla, Museu de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Museu Diocesa, Palma de Mallorca, Pottery Museum (Museu del Fang), Marratxi, Robert Graves Museum, Deia, etc.
Country houses: Numerous grand manor houses are open for public; these houses were homes to many noble families in the past. Els Calderers de Sant Joan, Sant Joan - Country House, Miramar Monastery, Valldemossa - Country House, La Granja, Esporles - Country House, Son Marroig, Deia are but a few.
Beaches: Majorca boasts of wonderful beaches. Long white sandy beaches, isolated rocky coves and much more are on offer. Beaches are a popular choice with tourists. Many beaches have resorts attached to them and extensive facilities to suit the requirements of families and children. Few famous beaches include Cala Agulla Beach, North East Mallorca, Es Carbo Beach, South Mallorca, Cala Falco Beach, South West Mallorca, Cala Varques Beach, East Mallorca, Es Trenc Beach, South Mallorca, etc.
Golfing: The climate of Majorca makes it conducive for golf and there are over 20 golf courses for players to pick.
Cycling: The sun makes it all the more interesting for cyclists to explore new areas of the Balearic Islands.
Rock climbing: Rock climbing in Mallorca is a fun activity. There are numerous well-established routes to pursue the activity. Tramuntana Mountains in the northwest of Majorca is famous for rock climbing.
Horse riding: Horse riding in Majorca is a fun-filled activity.
Hiking: One can enjoy coastline walks while enjoying the hidden coves in the sea and its crystal blue waters. Mountain trails offer some challenge for any hiker, numerous pure water fountains, wild goats and caves can be seen en-route.
The scenic train ride from Palma to Soller is an experience. The train hoots through the streets into the suburbs, plains, small country sides, tunnels and more. Night clubs, dancing, theme shows, pop and rock music and jazz music transform Majorca into a major fun-filled city.