Located on the southern coastline of the island of Majorca is its capital city Palma. One of the first sights that greet you when you arrive on holiday in Palma is the gothic Palma Cathedral on the hillside, alongside which you'll discover the old Arab quarter with its maze of narrow streets full of palaces, museums and quaint courtyards. Along the seafront is the marina with its palm tree lined promenade - the perfect place to see the large cruise liners that dock each day. Avingida Jaume III, Passeig de Born and the streets around the Placa Major are the places to enjoy some serious retail therapy. Palma is also home to Majorca's best restaurants, shops and nightlife. Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle and the Joan Miro Foundation are not to be missed too. Or take a scenic train ride to the town of Soller or head inland to the Caves of Drach. With so much to offer in one place, it's easy to see why a holiday in Palma is a favourite with families, couples and groups of friends.
There's always plenty to do on a holiday in Palma! Spend your day times on the beach, with several to choose in and around the city. Culture fans will enjoy a visit to the Joan Miro Foundation and also the multitude of museums, buildings and galleries to explore. For the children, Marineland, a short drive out of town, is a good choice for dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows. Parc de la Mar is a popular weekend and summer spot. Poble Espanyol is a collection of Spain's famous buildings in minature.
As Majorca's capital city, Palma is wellknown for its nightlife with a wide choice of things to see and do when night falls. The La Llonga district is the place to head for a great selection of bars and clubs with all types of live music on offer including jazz, flamenco and blues. The Passeig Maritim is where you'll discover latelate opening bars and clubs.
There are a good selection of restaurants to enjoy on a holiday to Palma. You can dine your way around the world from Chinese to Thai, to traditional Majorcan tapas, Indian and Italian cuisine. There is also a lively cafe culture, where you can people watch to your heart's content over a cappucino. Sangria, local wines and beers make the perfect accompaniement to your meal.
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