Palma is a perfect size for walking around, and many of the historical sights are found on tiny, pedestrianised streets, making it a very pleasurable way of exploring the city. You can pick up maps of Palma at one of the tourist offices, on which are marked the main tourist attractions (and their opening hours). In this section, we have compiled a selection of suggested routes that cover the main historical sites of interest. Or you can hire a guide for a more in-depth experience.
See Palma's Gothic churches & historical buildings
Palma is a city with Medieval origins and hidden amongst some of the more ramshackle parts of the city are some architectural gems from the 14th century. more »
History & Architecture Walk in Palma de Mallorca
All-encompassing walk taking in the hidden nooks & crannies
Starting in front of the cathedral, this walk takes you past the main sites of Palma de Mallorca and includes modern art, Arab baths, ancient cloisters, hot chocolate in an 18th century cafe, a walk among the flower sellers, a langosta in Bar Bosch, ancient shipyards and a king's garden. more »
This walk along Palma's waterfront is good in the early morning as the city stirs itself awake and the fish market comes to life, or late in the day as the sun sets over the sea, the pavement bars begin to buzz and the cathedral and castle light up for the night. more »
This walk starts in Placa d' Espanya and passes close to all of Palma's main sights. Begin by heading for Mercat Olivar, where you can look round the market. Leave via Placa Olivar and turn left into Carrer Sant Miguel. Soon you reach Placa Major with its outdoor cafés and street entertainers. Continue across the square and fork right into Carrer Jaume II. more »