Palma de Mallorca is the largest city on the Island of Mallorca. It is the chief and capital city of the Balearic Islands, which lie off the East coast of Spain. Since the 19th century, the city has brought in people from all over the world, causing a growth in the economy of the island. It serves as both a commercial centre for trade purposes and also, with its old architecture, remains today a perfect holiday spot for people.
Whether the purpose of your trip to Palma is for business or relaxation, there are always things to do in Palma de Mallorca. The Palma de Mallorca Aquarium and beach are sure to relax your mind and bring peace within whilst enjoying the awe of nature. When it comes to healthy living, physical activity always plays a major part in P de M. The city arranges the challenging TUI Marathon every year.
Palma city is home to over half the population of Mallorca and the city is filled with modern hotels and shopping malls that grab people’s attention. The main shopping areas in Palma are Avinguda Jaume III and Passeig des Born for boutiques, and the pedestrian streets around Placa Major for small-scale specialist shops. Many shops specialize in high quality shoes and handbags.
The city, bustling with people throughout the day, has its own unique way of entertaining people at night. The nightlife in Palma de Mallorca is best spent in its restaurants, which serve all cuisines from Indian and Asian to local and Mediterranean dishes. The nightclubs please tourists with music and beverages. Concerts are constantly arranged around areas like Palma Arena, the ONO stadium and Palma Auditorium.
People visiting Palma never miss Alcudia Beach where they find a beautiful stretch of fine white sand. Cala Agulla is a blue flagged, golden sandy beach with pine trees along the coast line and there are many other beaches that are worth a dropping by too.
The Palma de Mallorca Aquarium was developed by Coral World International, and contains replicated habitats and ecosystems of the world’s seas and oceans – so you get a real feel of being submerged under tropical waters. Besides huge fish tanks, the aquarium has a garden with a huge play area for kids.
The holiday season in Palma lasts from the end of April until October, and from November to April the temperatures range from 20-28 degrees Celsius (60-70 degrees Fahrenheit), so may require a jacket in the evenings. A good schedule helps to explore everything Palma de Mallorca has to offer!
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