On the one hand, this city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with (literally) wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. On the other hand, Palma is bustling with life, showcasing the island’s best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene.
Palma Cathedral Stand at the ocean’s edge and gaze up at the sandstone walls and flying buttresses of Spain’s second-largest Gothic cathedral. Inside you can look out through a stunning stained glass rose window and admire a wrought-iron candelabra by Gaudi.
Medieval fortress Climb the steps to the roof of Bellver Castle and enjoy unsurpassed views of Palma and the bay. The castle itself is filled with island history, including a look at the experiences of a Napoleonic French prisoner.
Palma Aquarium From the Deep Blue tank filled with sharks to tanks of piranha to pools where visitors can touch rays and starfish, Palma Aquarium is a top attraction for lovers of the sea and nature.