Palma – the place for endless walks
Palma is a city filled with opportunities if you love long walks. The city of Palma provides walks of all kinds, the city is perfectly sized for just walking around on the small and beautiful pedestrian streets. Surrounded by historical sights, restaurants, shopping and art galleries, walking in Palma is a very pleasurable way of exploring the city.
The small and picturesque streets of Palma never leave you unsatisfied just walking around the Old Town – sometimes for hours without even noticing. Palma’s Old Town offers everything from shopping – at luxury well-known stores as well as in smaller local shops – and art galleries to fancy restaurants, cozy bars and cooling gelato stalls.
If you are at all interested in architecture there is even more to explore. While strolling around the streets of Palma make sure to stop and look at the fasads of the houses – the typical apartments in Palma’s Old town have beautiful windows and balconies with shutters. Many of the older houses also have bay windows in beautiful designs and glass in different nature close colors. While you are at it keep in mind to stop and admire all the churches, there are almost one on every other block and on the squares around them often nice cafés, restaurants or places for a glass of Cava together with a tapa or two.
In the Old Town of Palma there are as mentioned numerous places to see and even more things to do. If you are only here for a short while there are a few places you should not and cannot miss. Palma’s main landmark and a must if your on a city walk in the Old Town is the fourteenth century Cathedral, the Sa Seu Gothic Cathedral. A majestic cathedral, aligned with all Palma architecture, built in yellow sandstone – looking over the beautiful Mediterranean bay. Just standing close to it is enough to get an idea of the masterpiece that was built by men centuries ago.