Mallorca is an amazing island, close to Spain, with nice weather, amazing scenery and yummy cuisine. The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a more rugged landscape and high life quality. Mallorca top destinations selection, the topic of today.
Surrounded by lush greenery and pine forests, Alcudia is one of the most scenic towns in Mallorca. This wonderfully preserved walled medieval town is also known for its interesting historic monuments, delicious cuisine, and traditional festivals. The town lies a distance from the sea and was fortified to protect against pirates that were a danger during the Middle Ages. Of the ancient ramparts, only the Xara and Palma gates and the Renaissance-era Bastion of Sant Ferran remain. Alcudia has a distinct Old World ambience with it winding medieval streets and palatial Renaissance houses. Important churches include Santa Ana and Sant Jaume and the Baroque chapel of Sant Crist with a 15th-century image of Christ. Alcudia also has archaeological sites as the town was built on the site of an ancient Roman settlement. Remains of Roman houses, a forum, and an amphitheater lie to the south of Sant Jaume Church.
The narrow alleys around the Plaza Mayor are lined with small boutiques and shops, while Palma’s high streets, Jaime III and Paseo del Borne, offer the elegant labels of the fashion world. Culture abounds, with numerous galleries having opened during the past few years, and museums Es Baluard and Palau March offer diverse exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year. The quarters of El Terreno, Santa Catalina and La Lonja, as well as the bustling Paseo Maritimo on Palma’s seafront, are thriving with an abundance of new restaurants and bars, making them popular areas with the party crowd. The music bars offer live entertainment from rock and Cuban sounds to flamenco and young Spanish bands, and stay lively until the early morning hours. The city vibrates with energy.
Everyone loves a good viewpoint! Especially when it provides you with one of the best panoramic views in Mallorca. Towering cliffs & sea views for as far as the eye can see! There is a small amount of walking required if you wish to go to the very top and like everywhere else in Mallorca, prepare yourself for potential parking nightmares. Playa Formentor can be found at the northeastern tip of the island and should be on any itinerary when visiting Mallorca. Even if it means driving an hour or more to get there! The drive itself is worth it. This long narrow sandy beach with clear shallow waters was simply beautiful and it was the perfect place to end our day as we relaxed in our watermelon pool floats and soaked up the last bit of the Mallorcan sun. This beach can be quite busy so visiting in the late afternoon was ideal. There are changing facilities, showers, sunbeds to rent, an overpriced restaurant and paid parking across the road from the beach (0.04 euros per minute, maximum of €12 for the day). Hang onto your ticket when you enter the car park, you’ll need to pay before returning to your car.
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