The city of Palma de Mallorca is one of the most popular tourist designations in Europe. With mild weather and beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean, it offers a wide range of historic, natural, and entertainment treats for visitors. Visitors to the Port of Palma will not want to miss these sights.
The Castell de Bellver, built on the ruins of an Islamic site, contains an archaeological museum, classical sculptures, and many wonderful views of the Bay. The Pueblo Espanol is an architectural museum that mimics a small village displaying examples of the best of Spanish architecture. It also contains artisan shops and restaurants. The Paseo Maritimo runs along the coast and contains many clubs, bars, and restaurants where visitors can stay and have fun until the sun rises.
The city’s historic center is a great place to walk narrow, shady streets with a magic atmosphere. The Cathedral of Mallorca and Cathedral Museum, near the sea, contains wonderful exhibits of sacred art and silver. The Banys Arabs is the only building in the Port of Palma that survives from the Moorish era. The sauna-style baths were built in the 10th Century. The Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art contains permanent collections by some of Spain’s most famous artists, including Picasso and Dali.
For the more adventurous travelers, the Port of Palma contains a bull ring where you can witness the beautiful and poignant fight between man and animal in the great tradition of Spain.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Palma by on an ocean cruise can find a comprehensive list of scheduled cruises on the Cruise Compete website.