House hunters who come to Palma de Mallorca old town looking for apartments for sale are often taken back by the sheer elegance of Palma old town itself. The capital of Mallorca really is one of the most beautiful town centres in Europe. And that is why so many people aspire to owning a property here, particularly in the old town area of Palma Majorca, areas such as La Lonja, Calatrava or Cathedral are the most desired. When it come to frontline locations the property prices of the buildings in casco antiguo, the offer is more limited and prices are not cheap.
Whether it’s a cosy apartment, a cool, contemporary penthouse with amazing rooftop views over Palma old town, or a converted, Mallorcan Renaissance house, we at Balearic-properties.com/en will be delighted to help in your quest to find that dream house for sale in Palma old town.
The extensively refurbished old town of Palma consists of a maze of ancient streets and picturesque squares predominantly to the rear of La Seu, Palma's magnificent Gothic cathedral. Palma old town revels in an ancient Mallorcan charm. It's a great place to take in the town’s beautiful Renaissance Palazzios and property overlooking picturesque squares.
The main attraction of Palma old town is its magnificent Gothic cathedral, La Seu, which has dominated Palma's skyline and waterfront ever since building began in 1230. But it's not just the cathedral which impresses visitors to Palma old town. Some of Mallorca's finest churches are to be found here - the Basilica de Sant Francesco and theEglesia de Santa Eulalia being two fine examples.
Placa Cort is a square definitely worth a visit, lying as it does in the heart of Palma old town. Here you'll find the impressive Palma Town Hall where government ceremonies often take place. No visit to Palma old town is complete without a visit to the ancient Arab Baths which date back to the tenth century. There is a most pleasant garden outside too, with tables provided for a picnic in the sunshine.
There are so many fantastic restaurants in Palma old town, attracting an international clientele, that it’s impossible to mention them all. However, Simply Fosh run by the English Michelin star chef Mark Fosh, is a real favourite, being located in an ancient convent in the centre of Palma old town.
There are some excellent hotels in Palma old town. Hotel Born is a fine example, set in a refurbished Palma mansion with huge old wooden doors and a delightful traditional courtyard. Another major attraction for house hunters is the proximity to Palma International Airport. Conveniently, it is just a few minutes away from Palma old town via the efficient motorway system. There is also the regular No.1 bus which transfers to the airport. Yet another reason why so many people come to look forhouses for sale in Palma old town.