Mallorca or Majorca as it is also called is the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterraneanlocated at an elevation of 1,445 meters above the sea level and covers an area of 3640 square kilometers. This place is known for its limestone mountains, sheltered coves, exquisite beach resorts and historical sites where you will find Moorish and Roman remains. Vintage food festivals are also one of the attractions of this town. Palma de Mallorca is the largest and the main city of Mallorca and the attractions that make this place an ideal setting for a holiday tour include beautiful mountains, amazing landscapes, sunny beaches and mouthwatering Mediterranean food. Besides speaking Spanish, other languages spoken by the natives include Mallorqui which is a Catalan dialect. Along the 550 km coast line, there are many beaches formed by natural white sand which provides a striking contrast with the azure blue waters of the sea. You can reach Palma de Mallorca airport by plane from any major city of Europe, and then travel to the main island by a ferry boat.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in MALLORCA
This is a world heritage site where you will find cultural landscapes made of terraces, paths, walls and dry stone constructions that are traditional and left by previous inhabitants. This p[ace is one of the finest places where the natural beauty has integrated in to the region most harmoniously.
The Palma Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic structure where the flying buttresses and the sandstone walls seem to arise from the sea. It has a rose window that is one of the largest in the world, having 1236 pieces of colored glass across the 12 m section. A beautiful sight when you face the sea from the Cathedral.
Located 384 m above the level of the sea, the road reaching the lighthouse is made of asphalt and is one of the most popular driveways because of the scenic beauty surrounding the road. The entire road stretch is hilly and to reach the lighthouse you have to climb 5,200 ft.
The palace has undergone modifications after it was a fortress built by the Muslims and comprises of a huge hall which is the king’s and the Queen’s Palace and courtyards. The furniture and the tapestry inside the palace is something to be admired which are from different times of history.
The Cuevas delDrach are cool and dark limestone caves where the formations and colors inside the caves are magnificent, making this site one of the top attractions. With your imaginative eyes you can even see formations of mountains which are snow capped and cactus. It also has an underground lake where you can enjoy a violin concert on a boat.
Being one of the popular choices of tourists and one of the largest resorts, the CalaMillor is visited by large numbers of tourists from all over the world, especially from China, Russia, Holland and Germany. Some have even invested in buying properties here.
After the Phonecians and the Greeks settled in Mallorca about 3000 years ago, Mallorca along with many other Balearic Islands were conquered by the Vandal Kingdom of Africa in the 5th century A.D. Many Roman infrastructures were then demolished and ultimately, the Moors conquered the Islands after Islam spread to North Africa in the 7th century A.D. The Republicans attacked this Island during the Spanish Civil War but Mallorca was ultimately defended by the nationalists in August 1936. Tourism became a prime source of economic revival during the 1950’s and after a series of major cleaning up operation, this place as it stands now is the attraction of millions of people from all over the world.
The population of Mallorca as on 1st January, 1910 was 869,067 which has increased due to the influx of other settlements. At present the population has fallen due to repatriation by foreign nationals to their own countries.
With mild winters and sunny and warm summers, Mallorca has a typical Mediterranean climate. The lowest temperature is in January when it is around 10 degree Celsius and rises to about 25 degrees Celsius in the month of August. If you want to soak in the sun with the cool breeze blowing to cool you, the best time of the year to visit Mallorca is during July and August.
There are quite a few vacation rentals, holiday homes, hotels and apartments in Mallorca. You will also find penthouses and boutique lofts.