Mallorca is a gorgeous Mediterranean island, close to Spain, with awesome weather, amazing landscape and yummy food. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a extra rugged landscape and otherworldly life quality. 5 top attractions in Mallorca, the topic of today.
A beautiful capital city, Palma de Mallorca offers the perfect combination of seaside relaxation and culture. Two impressive monuments, the cathedral and the castle, give this city the prestige of other capitals in Europe. The glorious Catedral de Mallorca (La Seo) overlooks the Old Harbor and appears from a distance as a beacon of faith. This monumental sandstone building dates to the 13th century but wasn’t completed until the 17th century. The splendid Gothic facade features sculptural decorations by Guillermo Sagrera. Visitors are awed by the interior of the cathedral with its aisled nave rising to a height of 44 meters. The massive space covers an area of 6,600 square meters. Splendid stained-glass windows including several rose windows (the largest dates from 1370) illuminate the sanctuary with an ethereal glow. Much of the interior was remodeled by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in the early 20th century. In the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel), Gaudi’s gigantic baldachin is shaped like a crown of thorns. The Capilla de la Trinidad contains the sarcophagi of Kings Jaime II and III. From the terrace on the south side of the cathedral, tourists can enjoy a magnificent view of the bay.
The town of Pollensa is an ancient town of attractive narrow streets and an impressive main square, lined with cafes, restaurants and bars – just a few kilometres from the northern resort of Puerto Pollensa. Its Roman bridge, signposted ‘Pont Roma’, is still in use. Climb the 365 steps (counting as you go) of the town’s Puig de Calvari – and be rewarded with fantastic views from the top. In August, as part of the town’s annual fiestas, the town hosts a very noisy re-enactment of the battle waged between the locals and the invading Moors in 1550. The town is also home to the summer’s Pollensa Festival, offering a programme of music and other cultural events, set in the attractive Santo Domingo cloisters. And don’t miss the Sunday morning market in the town. No visit to the north of Mallorca is complete without seeing the island’s northern tip – the Cap de Formentor – where the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range meets the Mediterranean, at the end of a 20-kilometre peninsula. The scenery along this dramatic road is truly spectacular, with viewing points at the Mirador de Mal Pas and the Talaia d’Albercutx watchtower. Although the lighthouse itself is not open to visitors, its surroundings offer awesome views of this wild and rugged spot.
What’s that saying? It’s the journey, not the destination? In this case, we definitely embraced the journey to get to this magical beach known as Calo Des Moro. It is one of the most photographed beaches on the island and we can totally see why! Directions for reaching here are somewhat difficult, but once you park the car, we suggest following the crowds towards the water. We took the road less travelled and managed to get to various viewpoints without any way of reaching the actual beach. After a whole lot of laughter, sweat and confusion we finally found the path we should have taken to begin with and before long we were floating in the most incredible waters that Mallorca has to offer. There are no facilities here nor large amounts of space to lay down a towel so come prepared to sit on the various rocks.
NoFrills Excursions in Mallorca has received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor every year since 2004 for offering quality, service and great value for money on tours and excursions to holidaymakers in Mallorca year after year. 2500 excellent reviews speak for themselves. There are many hidden corners to discover in Mallorca, in the heart of the Balearic Islands, such as coves with crystal clear waters that you can only reach by boat, dramatic landscape in the Tramuntana Mountains and gorgeous quaint villages in the inland. Explore one of Mallorca’s 200 caves or enjoy strolling around the old streets of Palma City. And if you live on the island and you wish to discover Mallorca’s charms or enjoy Palma’s cultural offerings, search among our activities for discounts for residents with exclusive promotions. See more info at Alcudia things to do.