Mallorca is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, especially due to its golden beaches and its crystal clear water. But it has far more to provide for visitors than that. Discover Mallorca, and let yourself inspired by this multifaceted island.
From the first settlers to the Romans, Arabs and Christians – they’ve all shaped the history of Mallorca, and contributed to its cultural richness. The influence of these civilizations is reflected in the architecture of different historical sites on the island. Explore the Talaiotic culture, discover the ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia, admire the Arab baths in Palma or let yourself marveled by the magnificence of the Palma Cathedral, one of the most famous gothic buildings in Europe.
The Tramuntana Mountains, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are a must-see for nature-lovers. From up there, you will enjoy incredible views that will leave you breathless. Furthermore, you can discover, on Mallorca, a wide range of natural parks (S'Albufera, Mondrago, Sa Dragonera, Cabrera etc.) where you can learn more about the specific fauna and flora of the island. The different caves across the island are another attraction for visitors.
Art & Culture
Various artists like the composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin or the author George Sand have found their inspiration on Mallorca. At the Carthusian monastery in Valldemossa, you can see not only the rooms where those artists lodged, but also Chopin’s own piano. Another famous artist who lived and worked on Mallorca is the painter Joan Miró. At the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma de Mallorca you can admire some of his works, and take a glance at his studio. Another important museum of contemporary and modern art located in Palma is Es Baluard. Moreover, different representations of theater, opera, music festivals and other cultural activities are held all year around.
The main characteristic of the Mallorcan cuisine is its variety, which is once again the reflection of the different cultures that have emerged throughout its history. The main ingredients of the local dishes are part of the so-called Mediterranean diet, known for its health benefits: vegetables, fish and olive oil. Pa amb oli, Sopas mallorquinas, Tumbet, Frito mallorquin, etc. – all these traditional foods, accompanied by premium local wines, ensure the gastronomic experience.
Leisure activities & Entertainment
Hiking, cycling, climbing, diving, sailing – the possibilities for sports activities on Mallorca are infinite. It is also a paradise for golfers, who can choose between more than 20 golf courses. Shopping-lovers can find on Mallorca, and especially in its capital city Palma, unique boutiques and shopping centers. The island also offers a large selection of pubs, bars, discos & nightclubs all across the island.