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Sightseeing Walk Through Palma

A half day walk seeing the best bits of Palma

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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.

At the end of this pedestrian shopping street, don't fail to look up at the modernista facade of Sa Nostra bank before turning left into Placa Cort. Beyond a gnarled olive tree you will see the town hall. Take the short street to the left of the town hall to reach Placa Santa Eulalia; cross this square diagonally and take Carrer Morey. This brings you into the heart of the old city. Take your time here admiring the courtyard - don't miss Casa Oleza at No 9.

Continue straight on to Carrer Miramar and turn right onto the city walls. The cathedral is above you; to visit it and the palace, climb the steps to a large wooden cross. Back on the walls, continue until you drop to the S'Hort del Rei gardens. Cross Placa Reina and walk up the Passeig Born, turning right by Bar Bosch into Carrer Unio. Look out for the old Gran Hotel on your left and the bakery opposite, two good examples of modernista style. Beyond the theatre, the road bends left and becomes La Rambla; stroll up this promenade among the flower stalls. At the top of La Rambla, turn right into Carrer Oms and follow it back to Placa Espanya.

Distance: 3.5km
Time: 2 hours plus coffees, browsing and visit - probably half a day.

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