Ruta through the monumental Palma - sites of interest
A route through the different eras, with the discovery of the artistic and cultural heritage
Palma de Mallorca has a great monumental wealth. Discover which museums and places of interest you should visit during your stay.
Palma reflects in its monuments the presence of different cultures that occupied the city. Palaces, churches, castles, monasteries, courtyards and gardens of Roman, Moorish and Christian origin are in the streets of the city, which always looks out over the sea.
Stroll through the historic center of Palma to discover the cultural heritage in its streets. Check out the following article to know what to see and what to do in Palma de Mallorca.
Palma is a city that shines out with its own light. A city capable of assimilating the passage of each of the cultures that have settled on the island over the years. Peoples who have left their mark on streets, squares, palaces, patios and gardens. A monumental wealth treasured in buildings such as the Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the city walls, the Lonja, the Arab baths or the City Hall. Its Roman, Muslim and Christian past make it a surprising city, and one to be enjoyed all year round.
Worth a visit are the Town Hall of Palma on Plaça de Cort, the Patios of Can Vivot, Casal Sollerich, Can Oms and Can Bordils, the Almudaina Arch, the cathedral, the only gothic temple near the sea, the Almudaina Royal Palace, the Jardín del Obispo Garden, the Museu de Mallorca, the Dalt Murada, S'Hort del Rei, the Lonja, Passeig de Sagrera and the Baluard de Sant Pere.
Majorca Cathedral, built between the 14th and 16th centuries, is the jewel in the crown of Majorcan Gothic architecture. It is also home to important works of art from different periods (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern).
The Almudaina Royal Palace has changed a lot since Roman times, through Moorish and Christian times, as the residence of the kings of Majorca. Especially noteworthy are the parade ground, the palatial chapel of Santa Aina, in Gothic style from the 14th century, and the ‘Gran Saló’ (Large Hall) of the Royal Palace.
A museum for in-depth knowledge of the history of Majorca
The Majorca Museum has significant holdings of works of archaeology and art on display at its main building, the baroque style Ca la Gran Cristiana. In its rooms, the visitor can traverse the history of Majorca from prehistory to the 19th century.
Medieval Franciscan church with a Baroque facade and a Gothic cloister
The San Francisco de Palma church is a good example of Gothic architecture. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and holds the tomb of Ramón Llull. On the other hand, the façade was rebuilt in Baroque style throughout the 17th century. The most important element is the Gothic cloister, which is unique in the Kingdom of Aragon.
Created in 1981, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró is dedicated to spreading knowledge of the work of artist Joan Miró as well as promoting contemporary art in general. It has significant holdings on the artist's work and also organises temporary exhibitions and other cultural activities.
A cultural centre located in an 18th-century baroque mansion
This is the town's main exhibition centre specialised in contemporary art. It is located in an 18th century baroque mansion featuring an interestingly decorated façade and a lovely courtyard with an imperial staircase.