Explore Central Palma
Visitors to this cosmopolitan city may
wish to visit the beautiful Cathedral or
spend their days enjoying some retail
Construction began on the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma in 1229. More commonly referred to as ‘La Seu’, it overlooks the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean and it has a fascinating history. Modern boulevards and international designer stores contrast with little shopping lanes in the old quarter.
Housed in a former mansion, Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani displays works of twentieth century Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Juan Gris and Antoni Tápies. The Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation is a museum which allows guests access in to the studios in which Miro worked.
There are a large number of additional art galleries and museums in the city, with displays ranging from sculpture and decorative glass objects to photography. The large 14th century Bellver castle overlooks the city and now has a museum. In an elevated position behind the city, Son Vida is an exclusive residential area with manicured golf courses, famous hotels and architect designed homes.