The Old Town, the best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca
The Old Town is, without a doubt, the best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca, thanks to the unique cultural, artistic and of course, historic experiences on offer, which often surprises many people who come here only looking to enjoy its sun and beaches. Palma´s history goes back to Roman times and it´s estimated that it was founded way back in 123 BC; meaning that if you explore the city centre through its narrow and winding streets, you will feel like you have been transported back to that period of history, thanks to its many famous monuments and impressive buildings, which stand out for their beautiful architecture.
The Old Town is home to the monumental complex containing The Royal Palace of the Almundaina and the Mallorca Cathedral also known as La Seu. This is a must see due to being the islands most important religious building and was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931 and is reflected in the waters of the Parc de la Mar, one of the city´s most renowned urban parks, situated between the wall and the Levante Motorway.
From the top of the wall, you will experience one of the best views in Palma de Mallorca, taking in the beautiful Bellver Castle, an enormous gothic style fortress. You should also take a stroll along the Jaume III Avenue, one of the main commercial thoroughfares in Palma de Mallorca, which is lined with exclusive boutiques.
You will also come across the Weyler Square in the same area, where you will find the Gran Hotel luxury establishment and pioneer in Majorca´s tourism and hotel industry; as well as the Plaza Mayor, one of the city´s most bustling areas which leads to some of the most important streets, and is known for its ample gastronomic offering where you can sit back and relax in one of its many bars and restaurants.
The centre of Palma de Mallorca is located just 8km from the Son Sant Joan airport. You can get there by taxi, bus (using lines 1 or 21), or from the port. If you want to visit the Old Town, which is the best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca, you can take a ride on the L2 Old Town loop which starts off in Balanguera from Gabriel Alomar street, taking 15 minutes.
Accommodation in Old Town