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Palma is one of most photographed places in the world

Ranked 72th in the world and 1st in the Balearic islands

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It's not hard to see why the beautiful city of Palma is popular with photographers, with the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, the sleek superyachts in the harbour and the narrow cobbled lanes of the old town, not to mention the long stretches of golden sand beach.

According to the website 'sightsmap' the city of Palma ranks 72nd in the world for the most photographed cities and towns. Also popular among shutterbugs on the island of Mallorca are Sa Calobra beach, Port de Sóller and Cap de Formentor.

Palma

Unsurprisingly, within the city of Palma, the Gothic cathedral comes out on top as the photographed area. Located right in front of the sea, its skyline made out of stylised pinnacles and towers is Palma's most iconic image. In second place is the central Plaça de Cort, where the town hall is located. This quaint little square in the old town is well-known for its charming cafes with terraces perfect for people watching. The imposing Bellver Castle comes out as the third most photographed sight in Palma. This medieval fortress dominates the city from its hilltop location boasting stunning views of the sea.

Sa Calobra

The secluded beach of Sa Calobra offers a sublime frame. Located on the north-west coast of the island, at the end of a gorge made by the Torrent the Pareis stream, the two high rocky cliffs that surround the cove create a breathtaking landscape. The modernist painters of the Pollença Painting School were particularly inspired by this remote beach, which they depicted in many of their canvases and Sa Calobra seems to have continued being a muse for 21st-century photographers.

Port de Soller

Rounding off the top three, the charming town of Port de Sóller is popular not only for its panoramic views of the Mediterranean and delicious fresh fish served by local restaurants on their terraces with sea views but also its vintage tram connecting the port village with Sóller. Its bright orange carriages contrasting with the blue skies and glistening waters appear in more than one tourist picture.

Cap de Formentor

Mallorca's northeast tip, Cap de Formentor, has attracted visitors since the mid 20th century. This rocky headland not only offers some of the best views of the sea on the island but is also the location of one of its most luxurious hotels, which has hosted the likes of the Princes of Monaco, the Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Charles Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and the Dalai Lama.

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Also see: Sights in Mallorca, Spain


Location: Palma de Mallorca



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