Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic archipelago, prepares year after year to receive the visit of hundreds of thousands of tourists who come in search of sun and sand. Of that and much more, since its beautiful sandy areas are not the only attraction that pushes us to go there.
Its towns are also worth visiting, some of which are from the most beautiful in the Balearic Islands. And of course, you can't miss their major cities.
Palma de Mallorca
It is the capital of mallorca and the most populous city on the entire island with a total of 440,000 inhabitants, which means that it occupies the eighth position in the ranking of the most populous nationwide. I recommend you see the Cathedral of Santa María de Palma de Mallorca (both day and night), Bellver Castle and the Royal Palace of Almudaina. That and let yourself be carried away by the charm of its streets, where you can taste the Mallorcan quart, a deli you won't get tired of eating.
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It is impossible to talk about Sóller without mentioning his veteran trolley car, a symbol of this town of less than 15,000 inhabitants that invites you to enjoy the novacentista architecture on rails. In addition, it must be said that it is a city with natural beauty that encourages you to walk its narrow streets without regretting how steep some slopes are.
Manacor must be said to be the second most important city on the island, and not because the man who is probably the best Spanish athlete in history (Rafa Nadal) was born there. It has just over 40,000 inhabitants and boasts a historical and cultural heritage that forces you to take notes. What to visit? The Torre des Enagistes, the church of San Vicente Ferrer, the Torre de Ses Puntes, the Royal Palace, the church of Santo Domingo ...
Is one of the best holiday destinations from Mallorca. The beach of this city, which by the way has about 20,000 inhabitants, is one of the most acclaimed on the entire island, something that is not surprising considering that it is perfect to go with children because it barely covers for many meters. In addition, its length is seven kilometers of fine sand, so there is no problem putting in the towel even on the hottest days of the year.
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With just over 30,000 inhabitants, we could say that Inca is another of the important cities of Mallorca. It is known for being a producer of articles of skin and for being in the middle of a very beautiful agricultural plain. Beyond that, you will be pleasantly surprised by ecclesiastical buildings such as the church of Santa María La Mayor or the church of Sant Francesc. You will get the best views from the top of the Serral de ses Monges park.
With just over 15,000 inhabitants, it could be said that Pollensa is on the border of what we consider as a town and what we consider as a city. It is in the north of Mallorca and it is far from an unknown place for those who have visited the island in recent decades. In fact, such illustrious characters as Agatha Christie or Winston Churchill walked there. The best? Give yourself a night walk without any rush.
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Some 50,000 inhabitants live in Calviá, another essential for those seeking sun and sand. There are more than 30 beaches, some of them with Blue Flag and with the Q of tourist quality mark. And not only that, but you can also enjoy the outdoors thanks to the hiking and cycling routes that every year thousands of people decide to complete. I also recommend you visit the Kathmandu Park, the first thematic complex in Mallorca with accommodation and entertainment located just a few meters from the beach.
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Palma De Mallorca (City Tour Highlights) Travel Vlog (September 2023)
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