Palma is the largest city in the whole of Majorca (also known as Mallorca) and one of the most exciting holiday destinations in Europe!
There is such a large range of activities to get involved in that you will easily fill a fortnight with things to do. Many people go back to Palma year after year so that they can explore the areas that they missed out on last time round. If you are planning a holiday in Palma and want some unique, exciting ideas then take a look through some of these.
Soller Railway in Palma, Majorca
If you are looking for a train journey with a difference then you simply must step aboard the Soller Railway in Palma. Taking you from the Plaza de Espana which is located in the centre of Palma, all the way to the beautiful town of Soller.
The fantastic retro wrought iron gates of the station is just a sample of the vintage journey that is about to come, as you get onto an old fashioned train that will delight all of your senses.
Adults and children will thoroughly enjoy this trip that will whiz you through some amazing Spanish city scenery, through a working farm and up the mountains to Soller.
When you have arrived at Soller make sure you sample some of their tapas and other home-made goodies. You may even want to take a picnic basket to sneak some food back to Palma with you!
Step back in time on the Soller Railway journey from Palma in Majorca to the sleepy town of Soller.
Le Seu Cathedral in Palma, Majorca
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Majorca, a visit to Palma is not complete until you have visited this stunning Gothic cathedral. As impressive inside as it is from outside you can arrange a guided tour or just take the sights in yourself.
It is positioned very close to several transport links so is easy to get to. Plus, it is also close to the sea which means you can make a whole day out of visiting the nearby area.
Regardless of whether you like churches or not, you will find something that will make you stop and pause for reflection, from the stained glass windows to the beautiful music organ. This is a must visit destination whilst in Palma!
Son Amar in Palma de Mallorca
When the sun sets in Spain the true entertainment really comes out to play! Son Amar is a cabaret dinner show that will take your breath away and provide a whole host of fun for the entire family during your holidays in Palma, Mallorca.
People have described this show as a mixture of Broadway, Las Vegas and Spain making it something to truly remember. Not only is the show incredible but the locally sourced food and wine is something to shout about too!
If you are going with the family then be aware that some shows can finish quite late at night, so invest in a babysitter if you can to enjoy the whole dinner theatre presentation.
Artestruz Mallorca in Palma
Artestruz is a small family run ostrich farm set in acres of land not far from Palma city centre. One of the most family friendly attractions in Palma, this should come with a warning that you will definitely want an ostrich after visiting!
The owners describe it as a ‘small piece of Africa in Mallorca’ and you will see why when visiting! Without giving too much away, it is definitely one of those places that you have to add to your list of ‘Things to do when in Palma’.
Just remember, there are laws about bringing back baby birds in your suitcase, however cute they are!
Artestruz ostrich farm in Palma is a must visit for families, or even just on your own!
Palma in Majorca is a little slice of Spanish paradise and will have you yearning to go back year after year. With so many things to see and do you will have no problem in finding something to keep you occupied. It will be finding time to do it all that will be the problem!
There are activities to be found for the whole family, whether you are going with little ones or just the adults (lucky you)! Make sure you sample the delights of Spanish cuisine such as tapas for a true Majorcan experience that you will never forget.
Image Credits: Dan Meineck 1 & William Warby 2