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Palma Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is Palma’s true epicenter. Others might claim the geographic center of the city to be located elsewhere, but it is from this large plaza that all the excitement of old-town Palma generates. There’s a saying in Palma that “all roads lead to Plaza Mayor” and if you’re taking a stroll through old town, you’ll sure find this to be true.

Enter the plaza and the first thing you’ll notice is its imposing size. The enormous square is surrounded by old Spanish buildings of the 14th century and once housed the offices of the Spanish inquisition. Today, this area is known as the artist’s quarter, so you’re bound to spot a few galleries highlighting some of the local talent. In addition, a weekly market is held in the square, and a variety of notable goods can be purchased from colourful vendors here.

Labyrinthine streets emanate out from Plaza Mayor and the cobbled walkways are known to be a confusing but enjoyable jaunt down winding streets lined with boutiques, cafes, and evening revelers. Costumed street performers and street musicians typically help fill the plaza in daylight and night-time hours and locals and tourists together can be seen enjoying evening cocktails and music in the plaza.

The Plaza Mayor is now one of Palma’s main attractions and few can contend that a visit to Palma without seeing the Plaza Mayor is a visit at all.

Practical Info

Plaza Mayor (Placa Mayor) is located at 07003 Palma de Mallorca, and lies directly between the Parc de la Estacion and the Palma Cathedral. Weekly Markets are held every Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The easiest way to find the Plaza is to South on Calle de San Miguel and continue South, past the Museo d’Art Espanyol Contemporani.

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City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the ancient Mediterranean port city and experience the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca with this 24-hour ticket aboard a City Sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Mallorca, Spain
Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours

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Palma de Mallorca 3-Hour Highlights and Tapas Tasting Bike Tour, Mallorca, Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Palma de Mallorca 3-Hour Highlights and Tapas Tasting Bike Tour

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Enjoy this 3-hour bike tour that will introduce you to the sightseeing highlights of Palma de Mallorca. An experienced guide will ride with you to the most ...  Read more

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town, Palma Cathedral and Cruise, Mallorca, Bike & Mountain ... 

Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town, Palma Cathedral and Cruise

See the sights of Palma de Mallorca on a private sightseeing tour by foot and by boat! With a knowledgeable private guide at your side, enjoy personalized ...  Read more

Location: Mallorca, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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