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Plaza Mayor de Palma

Enjoy excellent food and drink or simply view the fantastic 14th-century architecture at the epicenter of Mallorca’s capital city.

Spend time in Plaza Mayor de Palma and discover the cultural heart of Mallorca’s capital city. Eat and drink in some of the island’s best traditional bars and restaurants or walk down the surrounding streets and shop in boutique stores. Be entertained by street performers, such as jugglers and musicians, who converge in the square or simply take a seat in a café and watch the crowds bustling past as they have for centuries. 

There is a local saying that “all roads lead to Plaza Mayor.” It is certainly the hub of Palma’s social and commercial scene. The huge square is surrounded by 14th-century buildings which once housed the offices of the Spanish Inquisition. Now it is a popular area of the city featuring weekly markets, regular events and numerous galleries, shopping opportunities and cafés. 

Wander the busy streets that surround the plaza and you will stumble upon shops selling all kinds of traditional clothing and jewelry. The plaza is known for its excellent galleries, so be sure to stop and view paintings and sculptures from some of the city’s best artists. 

Come during the evening to experience a different side to the plaza, when it becomes one of the town’s main social hubs. Sip cocktails in lively bars and watch local bands and solo musicians. 

Don’t miss the markets which take place during the mornings on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Uncover fantastic handmade goods, like clothing and sculptures, or shop for local delicacies such as cured meats, grilled fish and delicious figs. 

Find Plaza Mayor de Palma at the center of the city’s old town directly between the Parc de les Estacions and the Palma Cathedral. Several buses stop nearby. Many of the shops remain open year-round; however, most of the bars become noticeably quieter outside of the summer months. Live music acts generally appear on weekends. 

Popular Activities at Plaza Mayor de Palma

Give yourself loads of time at Plaza Mayor de Palma. Below are some of the top things to do:

Trying a Shopping & Sightseeing in Palma de Mallorca will make your visit to this fascinating attraction all the more special!

Have a look at our Palma de Mallorca things to do page to find even more activities while you're here.


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Hotel Basílica ¥21,126
Hotel Basílica

Hotel Basílica

Carrer de Can Troncoso 3, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sindicat, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Paseo Maritime. Bellver Castle and Port of Palma de Mallorca are also within 3 mi (5 km). Intermodal Station is 12 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 20 minutes.

    Protur Naisa Palma Hotel ¥16,828
    Protur Naisa Palma Hotel

    Protur Naisa Palma Hotel

    Carrer de Simó Ballester 6, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in El Camp d'en Serralta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Paseo Maritime. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Parc de La Mar are also within 15 minutes. Intermodal Station is 16 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 24 minutes.

      Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa ¥23,856
      Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa

      Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa

      Calle Posada Terra Santa 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sindicat, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of St. Francis and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Parc de La Mar and Paseo Maritime are also within 15 minutes. Intermodal Station is 11 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 19 minutes.

        Hotel Costa Azul ¥15,829
        Hotel Costa Azul

        Hotel Costa Azul

        Avenida Gabriel Roca, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca, Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, and Bellver Castle. Paseo Maritime and Parc de La Mar are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Hotel THB Mirador ¥11,181
          Hotel THB Mirador

          Hotel THB Mirador

          Paseo Maritimo 10, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Son Armadams, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paseo Maritime and Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Bellver Castle and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Sant Francesc Hotel Singular ¥35,229
            Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

            Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

            Plaza Sant Francesc, 5, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Sindicat, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of St. Francis, Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, and Parc de La Mar. Bellver Castle and Port of Palma de Mallorca are also within 3 mi (5 km). Intermodal Station is 13 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 21 minutes.

              Hotel Born ¥11,908
              Hotel Born

              Hotel Born

              Calle Sant Jaume 3, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sant Jaume, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I, Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, and Paseo Maritime. Parc de La Mar and Basilica of St. Francis are also within 10 minutes. Intermodal Station is 12 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 20 minutes.

                Hotel Almudaina ¥13,513
                Hotel Almudaina

                Hotel Almudaina

                Avenida Jaime III, 9, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Jaume III, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I and Paseo Maritime. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Parc de La Mar are also within 10 minutes. Intermodal Station is 14 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 22 minutes.