What to Do in Mallorca

What to Do in Mallorca

Mallorca is an island off the coast of Spain and it is a popular tourist destination even for those in Spain who want a “staycation.” It has a wonderful mix of old and new. You can see monasteries and castles from the 13th century by day and enjoy some nightlife when the sun goes down. Everything you want in a vacation is right here. So, are you wondering what to do in Mallorca? Let’s look at 7 options for you. Maybe you will even do all of them!

Palma Cathedral


This Gothic-style cathedral was built upon the ruins of a mosque that dated back to the Moorish-era. Construction had initially begun in 1229 but the cathedral wasn’t actually finished until nearly 300 years later in 1601. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and it a formidable sight when seen from the water.

Cuevas del Drach


There are four inter-connected caves that connect to create an underwater lake. These tunnels were carved by the rushing water of the Mediterranean. Some of these caves get as deep as 25 meters and it is estimated that there are over 4 kilometers of caves to explore. These caves are open to the public and are one of Mallorca’s most popular attractions.

Bellver Castle


This 14th century castle was built for King James I and is one of the few circular castles built in Europe. This makes it very unique and a popular stop for many tourists. Some come here just to see this castle. It was used as a military prison from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

Santuari de Lluc


The Santuari de Lluc is a monastery in Mallorca and is a pilgrimage for many. It was built in the 13th century and is still very important for the people of Spain. This monetary has a world-renowned boys’ choir that was established in 1531.

Es Baluard


This museum is home to many modern and contemporary pieces of art from local artists. To be featured in this museum you must have a tie to Mallorca or any of the other Balearic Islands of Spain. It was founded in 2004 and shouldn’t be missed if you want to see a more modern side of Mallorca.

Palma Aquarium


The Palma Aquarium is not just home to over 700 different species of marine life also found in the areas around the Balearic Islands but it is a park as well. You can come here to see more of what makes Mallorca so unique, see the largest collection in Europe of living coral, and experience local marine life up close and personal.

Son Marroig


This is a mansion that used to belong to an Austrian archduke Ludwig Salvador. It has since been turned into a museum that features much of the antique furniture, ceramics, as well as artwork that he had collected for his home. The artwork is mostly from the 17th to 19th centuries.

If you are looking for a vacation spot that will allow you all the fun of modern resorts, relaxing beaches, interesting attractions, and exciting nightlife, Mallorca should be tops on your list of places to visit. You won’t regret visiting this wonderful place.

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