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Palma de Mallorca

The island’s capital is young and old at the same time, making itself an interesting destination for both locals and tourists

Just a couple of kilometers away from the booming party hotspot “Ballerman”, you can find a different face of Mallorca in Palma. Calling the island’s capital an absolute idyll would be exaggerated, since the city can get really busy, especially during the summer. Nevertheless, it is hard to describe the city’s charme, its ancient flair, the crowded alleys, the picturesque plazas, and the centuries-old buildings. Mass tourism has spoilt many beautiful destinations, but Palma is a hard nut to crack. As soon as you pass the gates of the formerly Roman city, your eye will meet one of the city’s greatest sights: the Gothic cathedral “La Seu” is among the biggest and most impressive churches in the entire Mediterranean area. Right next to it you will see the royal palace “Palau de S’Almudania”, a testimony to the vivid history of Palma. The palace was not only place of residence of the Majorcan kings but also a treasure of Moorish-Islamic culture until the 13th century. The small Arabic bat...

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  • ich binn mit fast 58 Jahren und d as erste-letzte Mal hier. Meine Enttäuschung ist sehr gros und habbe ein zweites mal keine Ambitionen auf diese Insel zu. reisen. Traurig ist das penetrante Deutsche. Von der Insel und dem Festleland ist der Tourist weiter entfernt als die Erde von der Sonnen. zum Saufen und Abfeiern brauche ich Mallorca nicht. es gibt interessante Location in der Welt. ich persönliche zähle mit nicht zum bevotzugten Klientel der Insel.
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  • Recomendado Harry's Palma Bar en la Lonja. Una Cocteleria elegante y buenas vibras.
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  • Best island in the world
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  • Most clear waters I have ever seen while in Europe. It's an island, what more can I say :) Pack your swimwear and just relax on the beach. Leave your phone at home if going to party in Magalof as it will get stolen! Still worth it to experience the cheapest and most trashy party place, so go with this in mind and you will expect no more and enjoy it unexpectedly!
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  • Palma ist und bleibt seit fast 30 Jahren einer meiner Lieblingsorte. Immer wieder eine Reise wert!
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    I love the beach and the Restaurants in Ca'n Pastiilla
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    Awesome city
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    it is good
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    top vacation 2011
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    awesome island
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    really great. In a week we're going to ibiza, we'll see what's going on there.
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    great!!!
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    palma is awesome
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    light and shadows! Palma visitors should know that Sunday is pretty inactive, the city is empty and most restaurants are closed.
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    a bit overcrowded but otherwise awesome awesome awesome
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    pretty
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    haven't been, but really want to go:-)))
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    Palma is a true discovery and is perfect for a short trip. Impressive buildings, queit patios, pretty art nouveau houses, sophisticated shopping, delicious tapas bars and many, many palm trees.
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    Palma is a real surprise. the 500.000 residents make sure that it retains its identity, despite the tourism. sure there are many tourist traps but also many authentic resaurants and bars.
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