Palma de Mallorca, located in a huge bay named after the city, is impressive from the moment we approach by sea or air. It‘s a city that offers you a lot of opportunities for cultural, gastronomic, shopping and leisure experiences. Being a destination known for its idyllic beaches and picturesque sea and mountain villages, Mallorca has a capital that rivals with the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Recently, it was ranked as the second best city to live in the world.
Palma is divided into five districts, 89 quarters and an old town which harmoniously combines the monumentality of the cathedral and churches such as SantFrancesc and Santa Eulalia with ultra-modern buildings and charming shops in which you can buy traditional products and crafts. These shops compete with the luxurious big brand stores located in the streets Jaume III and Paseo del Borne.
Starting from the cathedral, which is the second biggest Gothic cathedral in Europe, we find the most visited areas and mandatory stops such as the Plaza de Cort, where the City Hall and an olive tree dominate the square, or the Plaza Mayor which full of life both in its centre and under its arcades. Strolling around the area of D’alt Murada - Calatrava becomes a unique experience for the senses. Enjoy its narrow streets and Arab influences that give it a special appeal. The urban reform carried out recently, the magnetism and luxury of the houses and apartments are reasons why it has become a highly requested neighbourhood to purchase a property.
Near the Avenidas, one of the busiest areas of the city, you find the district called Gerreria, one of the most traditional ones in Palma that has undergone a extensive transformation to become a modern and active district with a wide range of newly built, top quality apartments. Las Ramblas and the streets Sant Miquel and Sant Jaume are lively and colourful shopping areas, ideal for walking around and taking in the atmosphere. Enjoy the delights of the island in emblematic cafes such as Ca'n Joan de s'Aigo or Cappuccino Grand Café.
The old town is loaded with cultural places of interest, such as the Museu de Mallorca, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and Baluard and fabulous real estate. Here are houses and apartments which combine the distinct character of the city’s architecture (Mallorcan courtyards, exposed beams, stunning façades) with the luxury and quality expected of high-end properties nowadays.
The La Lonja building is anther superb example of Gothic architecture in the city. Here a kind of Bohemian neighbourhood has established itself and popular real estate buys are refurbished buildings and penthouses with sea views. The district has a wide variety of restaurants and an incredible, magnetic atmosphere.
You know a place is keen on their food when they put on an annual gastronomic fair to celebrate the octopus! The Fira Gastronomica d’es Pop (‘Pop‘ being Catalan for Octopus) takes place over the last weekend in June, when local restaurants show off their Mediterranean cuisine credentials. One must-visit restaurant is the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sa Llotja. It’s an upmarket venue in a splendid location featuring an elevated terrace overlooking Palma’s marina
Santa Catalina is another area with an eclectic and charming history, located on the outside of the walls of Baluard, home to the traditional Mercado de Santa Catalina. A few meters from the Paseo Marítimo, this district boasts numerous restaurants and trendy cocktail bars and has become very popular in terms of property investment.
Continuing along the Paseo Marítimo, towards the Playa de Palma, we come across the district called Portitxol-Molinar. This is an old fishing district, now known for its terraces, restaurants and charming houses on the seafront. It has a fantastic promenade running the length of the beach which is ideal for walking and playing sports such as jogging, biking or rollerblading. Portixol has become one of the most desirable areas to buy a property.
Perched on a hill overlooking the city, the majestic Castillo de Bellver is the only circular castle in Europe which is situated in a forest considered to be Palma’s green lung. The castle serves as the backdrop to the neighbourhood called Bonanova, a quiet residential area with stunning sea views. Bonanovais a popular district in Palma with a large selection of villas with pools and sea view apartments.
Palma de Mallorca, located in a huge bay named after the city, is impressive from the moment we approach by sea or air. It‘s a city that offers you a lot of opportunities for cultural, gastronomic, shopping and leisure experiences. Palma is absolutely cosmopolitan - a jewel in the Med.
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