Mallorca is the best island of Spain, the second best in Europe and sixth in the world; Palma holds the first place in the ranking of ideal cities to live … And is that the largest of the Balearic Islands does not lack anything, whether for a few days or a longer lifetime. Spend a weekend in Mallorca is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience that will surely prove short given the large number of activities that can be carried out.
Here we offer some recommendations to enjoy that weekend in which, to begin with, should not fail to visit every corner of this paradise called Mallorca, driving with the windows downs stopping at any stage to contemplate any of the stunning scenery that the island offers us and activate all the senses enjoying the Majorcan cuisine.
A good idea to start the weekend is to visit the museums of Mallorca, among which we recommend:
Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation: It is a unique place in the world, is one of the few museums that offers the chance to see the artist creating atmosphere through direct vision of the workshops. Additionally, you can choose to stay in the newest hotels in Palma, the Joan Miró Museum, a themed accommodation inspired by the artist and decorated with some of his works.
Es Baluard: Located in a privileged place in the city of Palma, in Porta de Santa Catalina square and from its watchtower can be considered one of the best views of the bay of Palma, with its Gothic Cathedral and Bellver Castle as reference. Its central location connects with other relevant infrastructure and the interesting historical center.
Archaeological Museum of Son Fornés: Molí d’en Fraret of Montuïri, a flour mill completely restored eighteenth century, is the headquarters since 2001 of the Archaeological Museum of Son Fornés showing a permanent exhibition and character monograph on the findings and research carried out at the archaeological site of Son Fornés, located on the outskirts of Montuïri.
Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences: located in Sóller, it’s an organization dedicated to disseminate and preserve the natural heritage of the Balearic Islands to educate the public about the importance of preserving it.
Other things you should not stop doing are:
Upload driving to the north of the island to visit as picturesque villages like Deià and Valldemosa, crossing one hundred mountain passes, eat in Sóller overlooking the sea or visit La Cartuja have an afternoon snack of potato cake with Majorcan almond crushed ice in Valldemossa. Stroll along the exclusive Paseo del Borne in Palma and enter into the Rialto Living store, a concept lifestyle which includes interior design, fashion, art, gift items and bar, founded by one of the three creators and designers of the brand GANT. 1500 meters of authentic art at San Feliu street in Palma.
Perform a hiking trail through the Serra de Tramuntana (World Heritage Site), taking as a starting point the town of Andratx and follow a route of just over three hours through the mountains to connect with Sant Elm or stay to do night in one of their newly refurbished mountain refuges and with overwhelming charm as S’Arenalet d’Aubarca.
Visit the Drach Caves approaching Porto Cristo, a fishing village that we recommend to walk its streets and its port. There you can also see the White Caves or the Iglesia del Carmen, and enjoy the sunsets of Cala Mondragó and Cala Santanyí.
Have a coffee at any of the cafes of the Cappuccino, Fibonacci and Es Rebost chains. The three have Majorcan origin and stand out for having the best locations, environment and people sitting to spend the afternoon or breakfast. Gloat with ice cream and ensaimadas of Ca’n Juan de S’aigo, this iconic ice cream shop founded in 1700, it’s one of the oldest in Mallorca and one of the must-see if you come to the island of Mallorca or if you live in it and still do not know.
Mallorca has become one of the culinary references in Spain and between weekend plans is obligatory stop at some of the best restaurants on the island and enjoy a good lunch or dinner. The recognition of this Mallorcan gastronomic bet is what has led to chefs as Fernando P. Arellano (‘Zaranda‘), Aromata (‘Andreu Genestra’) or Marc Fosh (‘Simply Fosh’) to be recognized by the prestigious Michelin guide. In the Port d’Alcudia, the Dani and Maca Castro brothers working in the Jardín Group, Jardín Restaurant also has a Michelin star.
In the city, Mercado de San Juan, accelerate the pace of S’Escorxador Cultural Center, where the old slaughterhouse of 1905 has been converted with great success, in food market with wooden beams and metal tubes, designed by the majorcan architect Gaspar Bennazar. To finish off the night surely fancy a mojito in the Gastrobar & Club Hotel Cuba, one of the hot spots in the Balearic night.
Mallorca is an island that has much to offer, the city of Palma, coasts, inland landscapes, gastronomy, charming villages … What are you waiting to discover it? At Balearic Properties we are sure to find your ideal property for sale in Mallorca.