Palma, Majorca, Spain
Do as the Spanish royals do and spend your summer in Palma
Or Palma de Mallorca to give the city its full name. It’s all here: history and culture by the bucket-load, a throbbing nightlife and a warm Balearic welcome, freshened by a gentle Mediterranean sea breeze.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours 45|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 17.0░C
Rainfall: 461.6mm a year
Hold your breath, look up and check out the astonishing vaulted ceiling of La Seu, aka Palma Cathedral, which as well as being stunningly beautiful, also offers a break from the Balearic heat...
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Culture vultures should head for Es Baluard in the Placa Porta Santa Catalina for a modernist makeover of Mallorcan specialities in the refined environs of a contemporary art museum.
Must be there for:
The Nit de Foc – or Night of Fire – celebrating the Feast of St Joan every June, kicks-off Mallorca’s summer of fiestas in no uncertain style, courtesy of massive bonfires and amazing fireworks.
- For a historic spot right in the middle of Palma, stop off at the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa, a converted manor house with just a dozen bedrooms and a roof terrace where you can take in not only the nearby cathedral but the yachts in Palma harbour. Bliss.
- Get your bearings courtesy of the open-top Palma City Sightseeing bus which comes with a 24 hour ticket that enables you to hop on and off as often as you like.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Spain.