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Palma De Mallorca – A Stylish City Break

Palma Mallorca Spain

Stylish Palma, Mallorca

I (Mr W) had the impression that Mallorca was the home of Club 18 to 30 holidays, ‘Ing-Er-Land’ shirts, people who STILL liked Karaoke (sorry Mrs W, Karaoke is just wrong) and sunburnt beer bellies in Magaluf.

Luckily my assumptions were proved to be totally wrong with Mallorca and especially Palma revealing itself to be sophisticated, picturesque and welcoming.

Here are five places in Mallorca that impressed us.

Palma Cathedral-Le Seu

Palma Cathedral-Le Seu
Beautifully imposing Catalan style cathedral with great views overlooking the harbour, you can’t really miss it! Good to visit and escape the heat of the day.

Drive the Coast Road to Estellencs

Coast Road to Estellencs
An attractive little old Mallorcan village in the Tramuntana mountains with a picturesque drive to get there (take a travel tablet if you are in the backseat). From the village there is 20 mins walk down to a little secluded beach.

Puerto de Soller

Puerto de Soller
Historic little fishing port on the North West coast of Mallorca. Like most of these pretty little towns it is best to visit off season or early in the day to really appreciate them before the crowds arrive.

Passeig des Born

Cafe's Palma
A wide tree lined avenue in the centre of Palma. An upmarket shopping area with plenty of pavement cafes and restaurants. A perfect place to people watch as the afternoon turns into the evening. Only spoilt by the obligatory accordion players.

Valldemossa

Valldemossa
Also set in the Tramuntana hills, about 30 mins drive north of Palma. Beautiful Valldemossa with it’s landmark 13th century monastery surrounded by a rich landscape of olive and almond trees.
Again, get there early to really appreciate it and avoid the crowds.

Have you been to a destination that has exceeded your expectations? If so, let us know where.

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  • Daniela Rubio
    April 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Nice post on Mallorca! It looks beautiful, especially the coast road to Estellencs. I’m thinking of spending a year in Spain next year so this has been very inspirational.

    Daniela Rubio – http://www.wanderinginthenow.blogspot.co.uk

    • Mr and Mrs W
      May 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      How exciting! Are you working there for a year or touring around?

  • Anna Nuttall
    May 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

    That look exactly the kind of place i want talking about to my husband at the weekend, somewhere warm, culture and not too touristy. And most of all – relaxing.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      May 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      You will love it then Anna.

  • Rachel
    May 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Ive never been to Mallorca but do have friends who live there and they absolutely love it x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      May 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      We were surprised how lovely Mallorca was Rachel.

  • nicol
    May 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    ive also had the same impression thats why mallorca never really attracted my interests. but now it does after see this

  • Fashion and Style Police
    May 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Dubai exceeded my expectation. Love that country. Can’t wait to go back.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      May 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      We’ve been to Dubai, it’s an interesting melting pot of architecture, people and cultures.

  • Christine Dodd
    July 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I’m a big fan of Mallorca – visit Alcudia old town if you want charm, boho boutiques and fab places to eat