Virtual journey to Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Attractions in Palma de Mallorca

Passeig del Born, Palma de Mallorca

Passeig del Born

Passeig del Born - one of the most beautiful and famous boulevards in Palma de Mallorca and a favorite place for walking among tourists and residents. In the old days it was a place that hosted jousting tournaments and celebrate important events in the history of the city. Nowadays, the boulevard is one of the busiest shopping streets in the city, where there are shops world's most famous brands. On this shady avenue are the main festivals and demonstrations, often arranged music and dance festivals. At opposite ends of the boulevard with sculptures lionesses - sphinxes in the Egyptian style. According to one of the urban legends statues originally had a much larger breast size. When it is noticed by the local bishop, and noted that the statues are unseemly appearance, it was decided to reduce the size of breast - lionesses sphinxes and hide their heads under the Roman helmets.

Area Juan Carlos I and the "Fountain of the Turtles", Palma de Mallorca

Area Juan Carlos I and the "Fountain of the Turtles"

Adjacent to the Passeig del Born square Juan Carlos I installed a fountain in the form of arrows, standing on the four turtles, which are a symbol of longevity. Top boom crowned Bat - a symbol of vigilance and the ability to maintain complete composure in a moment of danger. "Fountain of the Turtles" was built in honor of the princess Asturian oath, which was later ruled Spain under the name of Isabella II. Thanks to the fountain in the square Juan Carlos I had a second name " Area turtles."

Grand Hotel, Palma de Mallorca

Grand Hotel

Located in the center of Palma, on the square Weiler, The Grand Hotel - one of the most important monuments of modernism in Mallorca. It was built in 1903 by architect Lluis Domenech I Montaner. Its facades are richly decorated with sculptures and ceramic elements. Great hotel building was a harbinger of the tourist boom on the island. The hotel is currently converted into a cultural center. Inside there is a permanent exhibition of paintings artist and postimpressionist Anglada - Camarasa. Regularly hosts exhibitions and concerts.

La Rambla, Palma de Mallorca

La Rambla

La Rambla - one of the most beautiful and famous boulevards in Palma de Mallorca, on the site of the old broken riverbed La Riera, which flows through the center of the city to 1613. Today, Las Ramblas is a traditional place selling flowers. During the holidays there are organized fairs. For fans of numismatics on the boulevard there are several stalls selling old coins.

Plaza de España, Palma de Mallorca

Plaza de España

Plaza de España in Palma de Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Spain. It is located in the city center. Its territory is field hockey, shops and cafes. However, one of the main attractions of the area is an ancient palace of the Moorish rulers, which is currently the residence of the King of Palma de Mallorca. Within the walls of the palace runs most of the official receptions and balls. However, the palace is closed to visitors. Area surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees, which gives it a special elegance and romance. At night, there are hundreds of fires burning. With the holiday season the area is quite busy and is always filled with vacationers. Most of all activities and holiday concerts being held in this square.

Parc de la Mar, Palma de Mallorca

Parc de la Mar

Urban oasis "Parc de la Mar" is one of the few green areas in the center of Palma, its impressive design. In this place people flock from all over the city for recreation and sports. Until the sixties of the twentieth century, the sea came to the city wall, creating the Cathedral of Palma perfect mirror reflection in the water. However, after the construction of a new road, everything changed. And to recreate the historical view, was created an artificial lake with an adjacent park. Parc de la Mar has quickly become a popular holiday destination for all the inhabitants of the island. It hosts open-air concerts, open-air cafe and art gallery, located in the basement of the old city walls. Incidentally, the decoration of the park famous Catalan painter, sculptor and designer Joan Miro even donated his costly frescoes.

Cathedral La Seu, Palma de Mallorca

Cathedral La Seu

La Seu Cathedral - a magnificent example of Gothic style of the Mediterranean and the main attraction of Majorca. Its construction began in 1229 after the liberation of the island from the Arab rule and lasted more than 300 years. According to the legend of King Jaime of Aragon fleet First on the way to the conquest of the island, caught in a heavy storm, and praying for the salvation of God, the king swore in the case of a successful outcome, to build a temple in his honor. Prayer was heard and the king reached the shore alive and unharmed, liberated the island from Arab rule, and the place of the old mosque of Medina ordered the construction of the cathedral. Subsequently Cathedral repeatedly rebuilt and reconstructed, including the world- with the participation of the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi. Mallorca Cathedral - one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Europe and one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Its length is 120 meters, width - 58 meters, height - 44 meters. Even the key from the main gate of the Cathedral impresses with its size, its length is about one meter. The interior of the cathedral is particularly noteworthy main altar of the Royal Chapel, consecrated in 1346. He is surrounded by four columns, crowned by angels with musical instruments. In the early twentieth century has been installed above the altar canopy of Gaudi's work. In the cathedral you can also see the magnificent stained-glass windows of the fourteenth - sixteenth centuries. In the tiny chapel of the Holy Trinity buried the remains of King James the Second and Third, as well as bishops. In the Cathedral Museum which was opened in 1932, stored samples of jewelry art, medieval art, relics. Among them is the 120 - tikilogrammovaya silver monstrance, used annually during the feast of Corpus Christi, and decorated with precious metals and stones reliquary with a particle of the Holy Cross, dating from the fifteenth century. In addition to worship in the cathedral organ concerts are held regularly.

La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca

La Lonja

The former Trade Exchange "La Lonja" is one of the most beautiful buildings of Palma. This fine specimen of late Gothic architecture, was built by the order in the Chamber of Commerce from 1426 to 1456 by architect Gilmea Sagrera. "La Lonja" served as a meeting place for businessmen, as a kind of center for business meetings. In the early fifteenth century, Palma had 25 sales offices in other countries, and here, on this exchange, concluded trade agreements. In the later period of the history of this building was used as a granary, and in our days are held here on holidays and official high-level event, and organized various exhibitions. Luxury construction suggests that Palma at the time was one of the richest commercial cities Sredizemnomorya where there was no shortage of cash to build one of the most beautiful architectural structures in Spain.

Paseo Maritimo, Palma de Mallorca

Paseo Maritimo

The seafront Paseo Maritimo Palma - one of the most attractive places in the city in all respects. Here you can walk, enjoying the fresh sea air and considering a luxurious yacht moored on the quays, or sit in one of the many cozy restoranchikov with terraces and enjoying their excellent cuisine, you can enjoy fantastic views of the sea port of Palma.

"Spanish Village", Palma de Mallorca

"Spanish Village"

"Spanish Village" is an open-air museum, located in the Son Espanolet. Museum embodies the rich culture of Spain, brought together in one place the most significant buildings throughout the country. Open in the sixties of the twentieth century, it is an example of the diversity of Spanish style. The museum occupies the space with a total area of more than six thousand square meters, which played at various scales, famous buildings, monuments, squares and streets of different cities of Spain. Here you can stroll through the streets of Seville, Toledo and Granada and look at a copy of myrtle courtyard of the Alhambra, Madrid Chapel of St. Anthony or houses El Greco. Here you can see an area of Burgos, the building of Barcelona, ​​Madrid and the famous chapel gates of Toledo. "Spanish Village" is both a museum of folk crafts. It employs craftsmen and artists, there are small shops, the most famous of which is " Toledo gold." Here you can buy one of the most famous Spanish souvenirs - gold jewelry created by old technology " Damascus steel."

Shopping center "Porto Pi", Palma de Mallorca

Shopping center "Porto Pi"

Porto Pi - is the largest and one of the most popular shopping centers in Palma de Mallorca, which opened in 1995. There are not only shops with clothes, shoes and accessories from known brands, but also a cinema, restaurants, bowling, grocery store and convenient parking. The leisure center also has a gym, a nightclub, a gambling club "Palladium Mallorca", swimming pool and tennis court. The only available on Palma de Mallorca casino is also located in the center of Porto Pi. Lovely modern interior, walkways, benches, where you can relax, beautiful plants - all this makes "Porto Pi" a unique place to shop, where you can also have fun, eat, walk, go to the hairdresser.

Port Estacio Maritima, Palma de Mallorca

Port Estacio Maritima

Port Estacio Maritima - is the main cruise port not only Palma de Mallorca, but the Balearic Islands. Port is one of the busiest places in town. From the coast and back constantly scurrying luxury yachts, luxury liners come and ferries, pleasure boats sails away. Staying here every vessel from mainland Spain and the islands. Daily flights are from Palma to Barcelona, ​​Minorca, Valencia Canaria, Ibiza and in the opposite direction. On high-speed catamaran for 4 hours you can be in Barcelona and 3 hours - in Ibiza. Using the services of cargo and passenger vessel, and can carry the machine. And from the marina "Auditor" pleasure boats depart on which you can take a walk along the magnificent coast of Palma.

Auditorium de Palma, Palma de Mallorca

Auditorium de Palma

"Auditorium de Palma" is the main hall of Mallorca. The best bands of the world speak on the stage. Lovers of classical music or theatrical repertoire will be satisfied with a visit to the Auditorium.

Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca

Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard

Museum of Contemporary Art "Es Baluard" is located within the historic defensive bastion "Sant Pere", built in the sixteenth century and is surrounded by walls. After serving by appointment for over 300 years, strengthening passed into private hands and no longer used for military purposes. In 1963, the new owners planned to demolish the western wall of the bastion, but the public Palma de Mallorca was against vandalism against a unique architectural monument, and the forces of the city administration had decided to keep the historical heritage with its further reconstruction. Over the next decades bastion appeared deserted, and only in 1997 the city council announced the decision to place him in the Museum of Modern Art. As a result, in January 2004, "Es Baluard" opened its doors to visitors. "Es Baluard" is well known in the cultural environment of Palma de Mallorca and enjoys the attention of many connoisseurs. In its halls exhibits a collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures. The museum predstavdeny work of famous artists such as Gauguin, Miro, Picasso, Schnabel. In addition to museum visitors compositions have the opportunity to admire the endless expanses of the Mediterranean, opening to the main terrace of the building. For the convenience of visitors here is equipped with outdoor cafes where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and taste the local culinary delights, as well as a shop that sells all sorts of souvenirs, catalogs and books. In a specially designed concert hall of the museum regularly hosts concerts and celebrations.

Third Avenue Jaime, Palma de Mallorca

Third Avenue Jaime

Jaime Third Avenue - famous shopping street of Palma de Mallorca. Even if you are not interested in Mallorca shopping and attractions, this street is worth a stroll just for fun, to feel the local flavor. Jaime Third Avenue - one of the most elegant and stylish streets of Palma de Mallorca, strewn with fine shops that offer men's and women's fashions, jewelry and souvenirs. "Galerias Preciados" - one of the most popular brands in Spain - is also located on the Avenue Jaime III. If you do decide to go shopping, do not forget to visit and the surrounding streets.

Palace Almudaina, Palma de Mallorca

Palace Almudaina

Almudaina Palace, located near the Cathedral of Palma - one of the oldest palaces in Spain. It was built in the tenth century on the site of the ancient Roman fortifications and was originally a Arab fortress. After the transfer of the island in the hands of the Spanish rulers in the late thirteenth century, the palace was enlarged and rebuilt in the Gothic style. Today the castle serves as the official summer residence of the royal family of Spain and used for ceremonies and receptions. There is also a military commander of the archipelago. The building consists of the Palace of the King, the Queen's Palace, the Royal Chapel and many courtyards. The structure is a rectangle with high towers on each side. One of the towers called the " Tower of angels. ' At its top is a sculpture of the Archangel Gabriel - the patron saint of the city. On the other tower called "Tower of Goals" in the fifteenth century heads of executed criminals were hanged for public viewing. Of particular interest are the Royal courtyard which housed the chapel of St. Anne of the fourteenth century ; Throne Room, also called Tinel hall built in the gothic style ; the ruins of the Arab baths and the Royal Gardens, located at the foot of the palace.

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