The heart of the island


Among small villages and on the sea shore, is the capital, oozing history, culture and visual and architectural interest.

The construction of Palma Cathedral began in the 13th century, right after the Christian conquest, and was named “La Seu” by the crown and islanders. It was completed at the beginning of the 18th century, a beautiful and colossal Gothic monument that dominates the sealine. It is the second-biggest cathedral in Spain, after Seville’s. Its surface is around 6600 sqm, and it is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide, and 44 metres high. The cathedral was built from stone from the village of Santanyí.

Works by Antonio Gaudí, who worked on the cathedral’s restoration in 1904, can be found both on the inside and outside of the building. The “Capilla”, inaugurated in 2007 and designed by the architect Miquel Barceló, is a surprising, modern chapel whose structure represents religious scenes, such as the Feeding of the 5000.

An unusual monument

Bellver Castle

With its round castle made up of three turrets and one tribute tower, the 16th century Mediterranean Gothic construction was the residence of the kings of the island, such as Jaume II, and was later used as a prison. It is located on the hills of Palma, to the west of the city centre. Panoramic views of the city of Palma and Palma bay can be enjoyed from the castle.

This picturesque village is a must-visit.


Highlights include King Sancho’s Palace, and the “Cartuja Real” (royal charterhouse), where the musician Frédéric Chopin and the author George Sand spent the winter of 1835. Inside, one can discover the neoclassical church, with its different rooms exhibiting the monks’ legacy, some of the composer’s personal items, his piano, an art room and a picture gallery.

A fairy tale town


A wonderful, small village in which houses cluster together around the church. Behind the church we find the cementery, from where we have an incredible view over the village with the mountain to the right and the sea to the left. A winding road through a field of olive trees takes you to the cove of Deià. It is in this village that we find “La Residencia”, a luxury 5-star hotel that counts celebrities such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks and many more among its past guests.

in the heart of Mallorca

Lluc Sanctuary

The spiritual centrepoint of the island. Located at a slight altitude, on the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range (in the north of the island), Lluc is also a place of pilgrimage.
Every first weekend in August, a meditative walk to Lluc is organised in honour of Santa Maria de Lluc.