The old town of Palma, timeless magic


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Charming, magical and narrow streets steeped in history is what you’ll find if you walk through Palma’s old town.

Palma’s old town, also known as the historic centre, is one of the is one of the parts of the city that has the most quarters and is comprised of Cort, Jaime III, Borne, La Lonja, La Seu, Plaza de los Patines, Puig de Sant Pere, La Missió, La Calatrava, El Mercat, Monti-sion, Sant Jaume, Sant Nicolau and Sindicato.

There are lots of places you can visit while you walk along its streets but there are some that you just can’t afford to miss on your stroll through the historic centre.

The various historic buildings include La Seu, or the Cathedral of Palma, which is one of the city’s most emblematic buildings. Its construction, history and wonderful location facing the sea with the Parc de la Mar lying in front of it make it one of the most representative images in the city.

There are also the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, the Arab Baths, Mallorcan patios and the many churches and convents in the area which are essential visiting when you come to Palma. However, not only the historical buildings are of great interest. Art and culture lovers can also visit places such as the Diocesà museum and Es Baluard, the museum of Modern and Contemporary Art which you can get to on foot from our hotel in Palma.

If you love going shopping, in the historic centre you’ll find countless options for a day out shopping. High fashion shops such as Rialto Living or Louis Vuitton, decor shops and even traditional businesses where you can get a great souvenir are some of the options.

For those who want to enjoy authentic Mallorcan flavour, you can’t miss the large amount of restaurants in La Lonja. El Forn de Sant Joan and Sadrassana are two of them. If you feel like topping off your day with a cocktail, the Weyler Cocktail Bar and Brassclub are two of the best choices for leaving a great impression.

These are only some of the places you can discover in Palma’s Old Town. During your next visit, don’t hesitate to ask the staff at hotel Costa Azul and we’ll give you the best advise and answer any questions you have regarding your walk through the historic centre.