Places To See In The Spanish Menagerie Of Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, with picturesque weather, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious food. Its rugged terrain and charming atmosphere make it a must-visit destination
Places To See In The Spanish Menagerie Of Mallorca
Places To See In The Spanish Menagerie Of Mallorca

Nestled in the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the enchanting island of Mallorca, Spain, is a captivating menagerie of natural wonders, historical gems, and vibrant cultural experiences. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, Mallorca offers an enticing blend of modernity and tradition. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking an idyllic vacation spot, Mallorca has something to enthral every visitor. Let's take a closer look at some of the must-see places in this Spanish paradise.

Get Spoilt For Options In Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a beautiful seaside capital city with cultural attractions. The Catedral de Mallorca is awe-inspiring, with a 6,600-square-meter interior and stained-glass windows. The Castillo de Bellver is a 14th-century fortress with a circular plan and houses a history museum. The Fundaci&oacuten Miró Mallorca is a museum displaying Joan Miró's collection. Cala Major is a popular beach, and other options include Playa de Palma and Playa del Arenal.

Indulge In The Glamorous Side Of Mallorca At Puerto Portals 

Puerto Portals is a chic resort in Majorca with upscale restaurants and designer shops. You can spot flashy cars like Ferraris and Porsches. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants with outdoor patios. Marineland Mallorca is a must-visit for families with children, offering aquariums, parrot shows, and "dolphin encounters".

Artà A Historic Town That'll Make You Stay For Longer

Artà is a historic town surrounded by almond, olive, and fig orchards. Its name means "garden" in Arabic. The town has ancient ramparts, grand manor houses, a fortress, and a chapel overlooking the countryside. Other sites to visit include archaeological sites, monasteries, convents, and a hermitage surrounded by rugged scenery. The Cuevas de Artá, a system of caves with impressive stalactites and stalagmites, is also worth a visit. Guided tours are available in English, and the site is open year-round except for December 25 and January 1.

Relish Some Solace In The Quite Town Of Petra

Petra, christened officially as a 'Property of Cultural Interest', is 43 kilometres from Palma de Mallorca and boasts the renowned convent where Friar Jun&iacutepero studied during his school days. Notably, the town's Casa Museu de Fra Jun&iacuteper Serra showcases the life and accomplishments of this famous missionary born in Petra.

Annually, the Junipero Serra Festival is held on the third Sunday of September to pay homage to this iconic figure. This lively event features parades with impressive floats and colourful floral offerings. Moreover, Petra has other fascinating monuments such as the Gothic church of Iglesia de San Pedro, which boasts a fortress-like facade the Convento de Sant Bernardí, a peaceful retreat created for the Franciscans and the Santuario de Nostra Senyora de Bonany (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonany), a Neo-Baroque church that stands tall on a hilltop.

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