If you are looking for a vacation in the scenic background of Spanish goth town along with cultural richness and hot couture, Palma is the place for you. Travel to Spain this year and head to Palma. This tiny Spanish town is not so tiny when you start exploring it. Bursting with tourists , this beach retreat is truly magnificient.
What it has to offer?
Palma has a lot to offer. A lot for everyone. Being the Balearic capital, it is full of beach resorts and that too luxurious ones. Indulge into eternal luxury by booking yourself a room on one of the finest beach resorts on the city and enjoy luxury like no other. La Seu is the city’s biggest cathedral and like any other European ancient structure, it is glorious to view.
Palma is famous for its Gothic architecture, and the cathedral shows it too. The spiky columns the cathedral boasts of, is resurrected in the centre of the city , rightfully declaring its situation and how the city it is Christian dominated in every possible way. The Old town has typical European alleys with narrow streets which have stone setting with the sea facing right there.
Don’t miss out the the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Goth meets Moor, in its true sense. The Ancient Arabic style baths and the apartments, which surprisingly are still in use by the Majestic King who uses them before heading to the Italian courtyard. Travel to the city’s exotic street display and explore the various cafes which are abundant on the pedestrian pavements of Placa Major or go bar hopping in the east side of the town in Sa Gerreria.
Even though the architecture of the city hasn’t changed much, there have been developments. To get an Ariel view of the city, the La Seu cathedral allows the guests to gain roof access to get a bird’s view of the magnificent city.
The food bazaar is another paradise for foodies and chefs. Taste the local fresh bread and sobrassada in the food tour organised by the city, starting from Mercat de l’Olivar. There are over hundred stalls go explore and gorge into. There are bikes which are available on rent for the faint hearted and scooters too.
Between all these, and the hassle to reach the city, don’t forget to relax by the beach. The Platja de Palma being the best beach is just 4kms of beauty. The palm lined coast is every couples dream and sets very high travel goals. Carry back photos worth cherishing for years.
For a cultural extravaganza, head to Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, the workplace of artist Joan Miro. You can admire into his beautiful artwork , displayed in the studios and appreciate the Mediterranean twist to his art.
Places to eat includes the new posh restaurant in town, called Dosh Lab by British chef Marc Fosh. One can also try the tapas bars and Plaça Rei Joan Carlos I, Bar Bosch and La Bodeguilla for example. These tapas bar showcases lovely music and great food and booze at amazing deals worth a steal.