Best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca
The best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca is the old city, which is perfect for weekend visits, business visits or even if you want to use the capital as a base for exploring other areas of the island. Palma also offers some great beaches such as Cala Major and Sant Agustí, which are set away from the city centre but can be an interesting option in summer.
Watching over the city and the Bay of Palma, Mallorca´s Cathedral “La Seu” is one of the city´s must see monuments. This gothic style cathedral, full of light bouncing of its restored glass windows, is impressive both inside and out. Other main attractions are the emblematic Passeig del Borne avenue, the bustling Olivar market, the Basilica of Sant Francesc, the gorgeous Sa Llotja building and the Plaza Mayor.
For shopping you will find everything you need on the Jaume III avenue, but don´t miss out on the Santa Catalina neighbourhood which is filled with some of the city´s best most fashionable bars and restaurants.