For those of you, who follow our adventures on instagram, you know that we spent our last 2 days in Mallorca. We went for Spartan Race competition, that had daddy, and of course, we combined this with a 1 day more in Palma de Mallorca.
We have already been in Mallorca, and explored the island for more than 5 days, and we just loved it. Now, it was a quick trip without kids, and we wanted to spend less and enjoy more. That is why, we clearly knew that we won’t spend too much money in renting cars or renting other things.
Today, I am sharing with you the walking tour that we made in Palma de Mallorca. We needed half day to explore it, but it can be for certainly a 1 day trip in this city. The city is not so big, and can be explored walking.
The biggest and most important things on our itinerary were to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Here to say that we had 2 sunny days in Mallorca, that we didn’t expect. We were sunburned, and it is only March, that is supposed not to have so warm days.
We get our flights early in the morning. At 9am, we were landed in Palma de Mallorca Airport. We took L1 bus, that gets to the city center of Palma de Mallorca. There is a tip, we took a return ticket and it costed us 8 EUR per person, while only 1 way is 5 EUR.
In Palma de Mallorca we stopped at Es Baluard. We took a walk there, and enjoyed the contemporary art in this park. Es Baluard is housed in a former military fortress – and features one of the largest cisterns from the 17th century, known as ‘The Aljub’. This freshwater reservoir was used to supply the Sant Pere quarter, as well as the ships that used to dock in the harbour. The art collection consists of Balearic and Mediterranean contemporary art from artists including Picasso and Cezanne.
We walked down, right to the port. Took our coffee and sandwiches, and enjoyed the sunny day, and the unforgettable views at the port.
The port is full of super luxury yachts, that really impress any traveller´s eyes. Walking there, was a pleasant time taken. From there we, made right to the sea.
There is the cycle track where you can enjoy a bike ride or run along there. Even if, we are sport lovers, we just sit and enjoyed the view and the breeze of fresh air. Here we took some lovely pictures with Cathedral.
Right after soaking some sunny time by the shore, we went right to the Parc de la Mar. Parc de la Mar is built around a man-made reservoir and is a popular weekend and summer spot, with several cafes, a mural donated by Joan Miro and an art gallery in the vaults of the old city walls.
Sit beneath the palm trees, or at any bar close by to enjoy the view of the Cathedral. The park also hosts a number of open-air events, film screenings, concerts and festivals throughout the year. We just enjoyed the view and the peaceful atmosphere.
There is some time we didn’t have some slow time together, and enjoying such priceless moments.
Slowly, but firmly, we get to Palma Cathedral. Almost all of the bloggers, begin their trip experience from here. But, we took our time, as it wasn’t our first time to visit the city, and get to Cathedral at the midday. Palma Cathedral – known as La Seu – is the place that you have to visit if you stay in Mallorca. This gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral was built on the site of an Arab mosque. It was restored at the turn of the 20th century, then Antoni Gaudí became involved with the project – and his influence is apparent to this day. Overlooking the harbour, it lies in the oldest part of the city and is dedicated to San Sebastian, Palma’s patron saint.
From here, you can get to the Old Town, and enjoy not only the Cathedral, but as well Royal Gardens, that are closed to it. And other old buildings dating from Arab times. Walking there, took us back in memories to our trip in Morocco.
Last but not least, enjoy small authentic shops in Palma de Mallorca. Because of Palma’s relatively small size, shoppers will be able to cover a lot of ground on foot and in a relatively short space of time. The main shopping areas are centred around Avinguda Jaime III and Passeig d’es Born, and it’s on these elegant avenues that you will find most of the designer boutiques, jewellery shops and department stores. As well as browsing the goods on offer, it’s also a nice way to see the city.
After having some lovely time and getting lost in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, we took our bus and headed right to the aparthotel we stayed at. Once there, we were impressed that the property had a swimming pool, and sunbathe place. We took some sunshine and got a tan. So so lovely. I was desiring some warmer days after this long winter.
On the next post, I will share with you the experience at Spartan Race. As the second day, we spent all day long at Military Base in Mallorca, where took place Spartan Race.
If after watching all these pictures, you want to get to know more about Spanish islands, then I think these posts will help you:
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- LANZAROTE – PARADISE ON THE EARTH, OUR LANZAROTE EXPERIENCE TOURS REVIEW. FAMILY EXPERIENCE TO LANZAROTE.
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