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Things to do in Mallorca

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Welcome to Mallorca

Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, sparkles with a stunning coastline, staggering limestone bluffs, and Mediterannean charm. Crowned by the capital Palma de Mallorca, a walled city, the island nurtures secluded coves, impressive natural landscapes, and beaches surrounded by dramatic cliffs. Visitors can orient themselves on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Palma to admire gothic Bellver Castle, Palma Arab Baths, and Palma La Seu Cathedral, which is illuminated at night. If your cruise ship docks in Mallorca for the day, opt for a guided tour that covers the stone city of Valldemossa and La Granja village; the stunning Soller Valley; and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site where thrill seekers can try cliff jumping. Bike and Segway tours take you through the winding streets of Palma’s Old Town and Gothic quarter; stop by family-friendly Palma Aquarium and the mysterious Caves of Drach, shrouded in stalactites and mysterious rock formations. Culinary tours invite foodies and friends to taste their way across the region: Spend the evening sampling tapas or sipping sangria in Palma, catch a Son Amar dinner and flamenco show, take a wine-tasting tour of Mallorca’s vineyards and wine cellars, or master Spanish dishes like gazpacho, paella, and Catalan cream during a cooking class.

Top 15 attractions in Mallorca

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Palma Cathedral (La Seu)

Palma Cathedral (La Seu)

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After King James I (Jaume 1) conquered the Balearic Islands in 1229, he began the conversion of a Moorish-era mosque in present-day Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) into a grand Catalan Gothic-style cathedral overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The golden sandstone façade, the city’s most notable landmark, took more than 400 years to complete.More
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Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)

Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)

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The Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)—an enormous underground expanse of undulating sandstone, stalactites and stalagmites, and semiprecious agates—create an imaginarium of formations. This exquisite ornamentation frames one of Europe's largest underground lakes, Lake Martel, where classical musicians on boats serenade visitors.More
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Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina)

Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina)

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Built by the Romans, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina), overlooks the scenic bay in Palma, capital city of the island of Majorca, Spain. Visit this majestic site to see how antiquity lived throughout the centuries and today; the palace remains the official residence of Spain’s royals during visits to Majorca.More
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Formentor and Puerto Pollensa

Formentor and Puerto Pollensa

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With its beautiful white sand beaches framed in picturesque rocky points, Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollença) on majestic Formentor peninsula has become a magnet for holiday goers with a taste for the finer things in life. Everyone from families to water sports enthusiasts come for the cafe-lined promenade, marina, and the Bay of Pollensa.More
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Es Baluard Museum

Es Baluard Museum

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Lovers of modern and contemporary art (or casual travelers looking for insight into the Spanish art scene) will find one of Spain’s most important and comprehensive collections at the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palma. Opened in 2004, the museum maintains a collection of more than 500 pieces, with a heavy emphasis on artists working in the Balearic Islands since the early twentieth century.Set amid some of Palma de Mallorca’s most historical structures, including the Sant Pere Bastion (sixteenth century) and the Aljub reservoir (seventeenth century), the museum building is much more modernist, made from concrete and glass, yet manages to fit in harmoniously with its surroundings.More
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Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana

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Claiming a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, this craggy mountain range rising sharply from Mallorca’s northwest coast is prized for both its striking landscapes and cultural history. Alpine roads wind through pine forests and boast oceans views at every hairpin turn, while traditional villages provide a link to the island’s long Christian and Muslim heritage.More
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Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

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Set atop a wooded hill overlooking Palma, the 14th-century Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) is known for its distinctive circular design—it is supposedly the only Spanish castle to bear this shape. Built for King James II, the castle later served as a military prison and mint and now houses the City History Museum (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat).More
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Palma Plaza Mayor

Palma Plaza Mayor

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Impossible to miss in the heart of Palma’s Old Town, Plaza Mayor is the Mallorcan capital’s largest square and a lively meeting place at any time of day. Constructed in the 19th century on a storied piece of land, today the sprawling rectangular plaza serves as a shopping and dining hotspot for locals and visitors alike.More
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Palma Arab Baths (Baños Árabes)

Palma Arab Baths (Baños Árabes)

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Dating back to the 10th century, the Palma Arab Baths (Baños Árabes) are among Palma’s most fascinating archaeological sites and some of the last remaining relics of the Muslim era in the Balearic Islands. It is believed that parts of the baths are the only remnants of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa.More
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Platja des Coll Baix

Platja des Coll Baix

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The island of Mallorca is known for its turquoise waters and scenic natural beauty, and Plajita des Coll Baix no exception to this. What makes this secluded beach special, aside from its idyllic surroundings, is the fact that it is protected and often deserted. Because it is difficult to reach, crowds are nearly nonexistent and you may even have the beach to yourself.Opening out into a wide sea inlet, the soft and sandy beach is surrounded by tall, rocky cliffs and Mediterranean forest. It is hard to imagine clearer or more vibrantly colored waters. The stunning beach is most popular with those who love the outdoors and don’t mind some hiking — as it is only accessible by boat or foot. Those who go will undoubtedly agree that the trek is worth it. Boat operators often lead tours from town. It’s quietest in the morning and evening.More
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Basilica de Sant Francesc

Basilica de Sant Francesc

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A Gothic-style church at the heart of Palma’s Old Town, the Basilica de Sant Francesc is one of the island’s most spectacular sights and historically significant structures. The basilica dates back to the 13th century when it was founded as a monastery. It has been known as one of the most famous churches on Palma since the Middle Ages.The current sandstone facade was reconstructed in the 17th century after the original was struck by lightning. Its Baroque style is more typical of the Majorcan style. The inside of the basilica is just as impressive as its exterior, with high vaulted ceilings in classic Catalan Gothic style and ornate altar. Tombs and chapels line its walls, leading to its stunning medieval cloister filled with citrus and palm trees.The statue outside the church is of Franciscan monk Junipero Serra. If his name sounds familiar, it might be because he went on to found the major cities in California - Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. The church is considered a major landmark of Palma and is included in most all tours of the city.More
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Inca Market

Inca Market

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One of Mallorca’s biggest outdoor weekly markets, Inca Market takes over the island’s leather-making town of Inca every Thursday. Offering more than 100 stalls, the market is a great place for snapping up traditional local leatherware, handicrafts, delicacies, and fresh produce.More
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Valldemossa and La Granja

Valldemossa and La Granja

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Get to know Mallorca beyond its beaches during a visit to the old stone city of Valldemossa, located high in the Tamuntana Mountains, or to La Granja, a former convent surrounded by gardens. Many visitors climb winding roads up into the mountains via bus, taxi, or rental car during a day trip to see these popular sites.More
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Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams)

Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams)

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The island of Mallorca is home to more than 200 caves and the Cuevas del Ham, or Caves of Hams, are one of the most popular to visit. Located along an underground river called the Sea of Venice, these caves are notable for their spiral and hook-shaped stalactites. Many travelers visit these caves during a multi-destination day trip.More
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Sa Calobra Canyon and Beach (Torrent de Pareis)

Sa Calobra Canyon and Beach (Torrent de Pareis)

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One of the most popular day walks in Mallorca, the challenging Torrent de Pareis hike slices through the Sa Calobra Canyon and offers spectacular views of the Tramuntana Mountains. After completing the hike, enjoy access to remote and pebbly beaches, as well as the charming town of Sa Calobra.More

Top activities in Mallorca

Small-Group Cova de Coloms Sea Caving Tour in Mallorca
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Barca Samba: The best boat experience in Mallorca
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Mallorca Hot Air Balloon Ride

Mallorca Hot Air Balloon Ride

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The 10 Tastings of Palma de Mallorca With Locals: Private Food Tour
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Mallorca Evening Tour: Horseback Riding, Dinner and Dance
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Spanish Cooking Experience in Mallorca
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Mallorca Full Day Tour by Train, Tram and Boat
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Recent reviews from experiences in Mallorca

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A great way to see Palma...
Mark_J, May 2022
1 Hour Segway Tour in Palma de Mallorca
A great way to see Palma de Mallorca and also gives you time to tour on your own.
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A must do experience.
Lewis_T, Feb 2022
Mallorca Hot Air Balloon Ride
It was a winters morning so a bit cold before we set off, but once the burners were on it was lovely and warm.
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A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!
charlene_d, May 2022
Paella Lovers Masterclass with local Valencian Pro Chef
This cooking class has been one of the most fun things we have done on our trip/cruise - highly recommended!!
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One of the best sightseeing of Mallorca
Shurvenska_W, Apr 2022
Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride and Vintage Train
In my perspective this is one of the best sightseeing in Mallorca.
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Lots of seeing not much exploring
Caroline_A, Mar 2022
Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride and Vintage Train
This is an excellent tour for those who wish to see the north west coast of mallorca in one day.
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Amazing!
Marlisa_J, Mar 2022
Drach Caves & Traditional Village Private Day Trip
We really wanted to see Palma in addition to the caves and Romina had no problem showing us as much as she could of it before we had to go back to the airport.
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Highly recommended tour
margast, Feb 2020
Food Tasting Walking Tour in Palma with a Local
Our english speaking guide was very informative and friendly with us.
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Palma Mallorca Private Tour
Sara_H, Dec 2019
Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Valldemossa, Soller and Serra de Tramuntana
He was very informative and took us to places we would not have been able to see if we hadn't been on a private tour.
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Palma Segway
Andrew_G, Oct 2019
Best of Palma Segway Tour
i would recommend this tour company to anyone wanting to see Palma De Mallorca by Segway.
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Very friendly English guide
DorisT558, May 2019
Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town
Michael recommended places to visit and it was good fun to spend the time with him.
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Amazing!
Adventure48569903543, May 2019
Explore Mallorca in Your Own Formula One Car
If youre looking to see Mallorca in one day in a fun way, definitely recommend!!!!
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Fantastic way to see Mallorca. The...
Marty W, Sep 2017
Palma de Mallorca Old Town Segway Tour
Fantastic way to see Mallorca.
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Was able to see quite a lot of North...
Derrick C, May 2018
North of Mallorca Highlights Guided Day Tour
Was able to see quite a lot of North Mallorca - with a mix of markets, towns, boat ride, beaches, and the mountains.
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Quick, easy and inexpensive way to...
nphv, Jun 2017
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
Quick, easy and inexpensive way to see Palma de Mallorca.
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Albert was a great guide who showed...
Susan C, Aug 2016
Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Valldemossa, Soller and Serra de Tramuntana
This tour is a great way to see the amazing sites of Mallorca!
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We had an amazing time on this trip...
Matthew R, Sep 2016
Small-Group Cliff Jumping Experience in Mallorca
Would highly recommend to travelers looking to take in Mallorca's natural beauty while trying new activities.
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A great way to see Mallorca in a...
Vincenza A, Jul 2016
Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat
A great way to see Mallorca in a short time.
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Wonderful day trip!!!
Michael_M, Oct 2021
Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride and Vintage Train
Best way to see the western area of Mallorca.
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This shore excursion was very good...
MariaAngeles_D, May 2017
Private Shore Excursion to Valldemossa and Palma de Mallorca
I would have included to see the 'Catedral de Mallorca.
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We just recently returned from a...
Raymond T, Sep 2012
Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat
We like to start our experience in a new place with the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours to get a feel for the place and to decide which sights we want to see in more detail.

A local’s pocket guide to Mallorca

Monica Nunez

Monica loves Mallorca, where you’ll find her in Port de Pollensa having a cocktail by the beach or practicing some water sports.

The first thing you should do in Mallorca is...

walk around Palma city, visit the cathedral, and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean spirit.

A perfect Saturday in Mallorca...

involves visiting monuments such as the cathedral or the Royal Palace of the Almudaina in Palma, enjoying barbecued octopus for lunch, and driving to Es Trenc beach to relax.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

Cuevas del Drach. It’s a very popular attraction on the island but it’s worth going to admire the incredible rock formations and to catch a classic concert.

To discover the "real" Mallorca...

head to the East coast and visit Alcudia, Formentor, and Pollensa. It’s one of the most beautiful and least busy areas of Mallorca.

For the best view of the city...

you need to go to Cape Formentor to see one of the most amazing sunsets in Spain.

One thing people get wrong...

is only going to Magaluf without visiting other, more beautiful parts of the island.

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