Majorca Areas

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31 de Diciembre


Plaça Espanya is Palma’s transport hub where airport buses start and stop as well as the famous train to Sóller and buses to other parts of the island. There is also a tourist information centre here where you can get information on the bus time tables as well as the tourist bus schedule and prices. They can also give you information on other areas outside Palma that might be worth a visit such as the aquarium, the water parks and so on.

The areas around Plaça Espanya, Aragón, Valldemossa and 31 December are all mainly residential and there are fewer tourist attractions in these areas. They are still well communicated with the centre and contain a lot of green areas as well as smaller shopping centers and restaurant areas such as the famous “Escorxadors” in the Valldemossa area where you can find the cinema “Renoir”, one of the few cinemas in Palma where you can catch films in their original version. Escorxadors is also full of local bars and restaurants.

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Aragon


Plaça Espanya is Palma’s transport hub where airport buses start and stop as well as the famous train to Sóller and buses to other parts of the island. There is also a tourist information centre here where you can get information on the bus time tables as well as the tourist bus schedule and prices. They can also give you information on other areas outside Palma that might be worth a visit such as the aquarium, the water parks and so on.

The areas around Plaça Espanya, Aragón, Valldemossa and 31 December are all mainly residential and there are fewer tourist attractions in these areas. They are still well communicated with the centre and contain a lot of green areas as well as smaller shopping centers and restaurant areas such as the famous “Escorxadors” in the Valldemossa area where you can find the cinema “Renoir”, one of the few cinemas in Palma where you can catch films in their original version. Escorxadors is also full of local bars and restaurants.

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Centre


The most important street in Palma is “El Passeig des Born”; it is a commercial street with bars, shops and restaurants and serves as a meeting place for the locals. This is where you find the famous “Bar Bosh” which serves as a meeting point for everyone in Palma.

In the old part known as the Casco Antiguo around the Passeig des Born you can find pubs and bars with a bohemian atmosphere near the cathedral. In the area around the sea promenade bordering the La Lonja area you can find more expensive, elegant bars and restaurants.

The Passeig des Born leads down to the Cathedral La Seu and the king’s palace and the marina and the sea. From the Passeig des Born, looking towards the sea, you have the La Lonja area on the right. The whole area to the right of the Passeig des Born is a maze full of good tapas bars, restaurants, squares and shops.

A stroll through the old part which is full of mansions from the 17th-19th centuries as well as a number of churches is very pleasant.

The “Plaça Mayor” is another focal point of the city. This is the central square with street artists performing where you can find a number of restaurants and bars as well as the beginning of two of the most important shopping streets in Palma, the C/San Miquel and the C/Sindicat. These two streets contain all the normal high-street brands as well as local produce and other highlights such as one of the contemporary arts museums.

The Plaça Mayor is located north of the Passeig des Born and this is also where you can find the municipal theatre in Palma, antique shops and fresh flowers along the La Rambla of Palma.

The Rambla and “Avenida Jaume III” are both important commercial streets as well. The Jaume III sports many of the brand name stores and the Ramblas is the place to go if you are looking for fresh flowers or wanting to extend your old coin collection… This lovely stroll has something for everyone!

The Avenida Jaume III stretches out from the top of the Passeig des Born towards the Passeig de Mallorca and Santa Catalina to the left. It is a very famous street where one of the two Corte Inglés stores is located. The other one is located on one of the Avenidas nearer Plaça Espanya,

The Plaça Espanya and la Rambla are connected by the C/Oms, another famous shopping street in the centre of Palma. This street is lined by shops as well as bars and serves as a shortcut from the shopping areas to the transportation centre on Plaça Espanya.

The Casco Antiguo, the Passeig des Born and the impressive cathedral, this is the place to be for the ultimate Mallorca shopping experience. Within the confines of the old ring road referred to as “Avenidas” there is enough shopping to last you at least a couple of weeks, should you wish. The area around the Passeig des Born and Jaume III boasts a variety of designer shops and the area around Plaça Mayor, C/San Miquel and C/Sindicat contains the high street shops and so much more. Enjoy!

Friendly Rentals can offer you apartments that are located within a stone’s throw of the Passeig des Born. You will not be able to find apartments more centrally located in Palma! You will have the shopping area just around the corner and the restaurant area within a very easy 5-minutes’ stroll from your front door. The same goes for the apartments available for rent near the Plaça Mayor that are right in the centre of things and still near the transport hub on Plaça Espanya which makes it easy to arrive by bus or to explore more of the island even if you do not decide to rent a car during your visit.

La Lonja


La Lonja is the restaurant area nearest the heart of the city where you can find such famous places as “Abaco” for cocktails and “La Boveda” for tapas. Both well worth a visit. One of the main streets in this area is the C/Apuntadors, leading to Plaça Drassanes from the Passeig des Born. Some of our apartments are located on the C/Apuntadors itself and this is a marvelous location for you to discover the restaurants and bars on offer in the La Lonja area of Palma as well as the shopping which is just around the corner.

The La Lonja area also contains quite a few lovely squares where you can enjoy the local life as it passes you by on the streets and in the cafés. The square next to the “La Lonja” itself, the old fish market, which looks more like a church, is highly recommended for tapas and lunches outside on the big restaurant terraces. The Drassanes square is also good for a quick snack or tapas on your way from the centre out to Santa Catalina and some of the lovely restaurants you can find there or on the way.

Walking further left, or west, passing the Plaça Drassanes and heading up to the Museum of Modern Art, or perhaps strolling along the seafront under the palm trees that gave the city its name, you arrive at Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is a bohemian area with low buildings and a big variety of very good restaurants and up and coming bars. This is the area to visit for a good meal and interesting walks.

In the area between La Lonja and Santa Catalina you get more classic, typical bars open all year, which are mostly visited by the locals. If you are looking for the best empanadas in town, then this is a must!

Santa Catalina is known as the restaurant district of Palma and is famous for its up and coming bars and restaurants. It might be a good idea to check in with one of the local tourist offices either on the Passeig des Born or the Plaça Espanya to check which restaurants are the talked about while you are visiting. You can also ask our staff on Mallorca for recommendations on restaurants and bars in this area.

C/Fabrica is definitely one of the streets in Santa Catalina that clients should check out to see what is on offer.

Friendly Rentals have quite a few apartments in the Santa Catalina area since this is a very up-and-coming part of Palma that absolutely should not be missed. It might be a good idea to book your parking space in advance with the accommodation, if available, since it is sometimes difficult to park on the Santa Catalina streets during the high seasons, weekends and so on.

This is an area of Palma that is a must, be if for Asian fusion or Argentinian steak houses. This is also the area that leads you to the next point of interest: the Passeig Marítimo and its bars and nightclubs!

Marina


If you continue even further along the bay past La Lonja and Santa Catalina, you hit the Passeig Marítimo which is lined by shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. This road leads all the way out to the Puerto Pi shopping centre, where you can find a plethora of shops offering anything from specialized tea and chocolate selections to a cinema and a bowling lane.

Along the Passeig Marítimo the bars are more sophisticated, attracting a younger crowd. The further out you go, the louder the nightclubs become. This area of the city is famous for its nightlife and is the place to visit if you want to sample a bit of the famous Mallorcan party crowds and it-people. Some of the nightclubs are famous watering holes for Spanish as well as international celebrities.

The famous Bellver Castle is also out here, together with the Pueblo Español which was built to show different areas of Spain within the same block. Both these famous monuments are visited by the tourist buses that depart from various stops in Palma throughout the season. For more information on prices and time tables please visit a local tourist information such as the ones on the Passeig des Born or the Plaça Espanya. The bus tour also starts from Plaça Espanya and is a great idea for those wanting to get a feel for the orientation of the city and the main attractions.

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Plaza Espanya


Plaça Espanya is Palma’s transport hub where airport buses start and stop as well as the famous train to Sóller and buses to other parts of the island. There is also a tourist information centre here where you can get information on the bus time tables as well as the tourist bus schedule and prices. They can also give you information on other areas outside Palma that might be worth a visit such as the aquarium, the water parks and so on.

The areas around Plaça Espanya, Aragón, Valldemossa and 31 December are all mainly residential and there are fewer tourist attractions in these areas. They are still well communicated with the centre and contain a lot of green areas as well as smaller shopping centers and restaurant areas such as the famous “Escorxadors” in the Valldemossa area where you can find the cinema “Renoir”, one of the few cinemas in Palma where you can catch films in their original version. Escorxadors is also full of local bars and restaurants.

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Portixol


To the right of the centre is where you find Palma’s city beach, in Portixol. This is an area where some of the main hotels are found as well as kilometers of beautiful, sandy beach to please those clients wishing to combine a city visit with a beach holiday! Buses go to Portixol from different stops in the city centre and Plaça Espanya for those not wishing to have to walk there every day.

Around the beach areas around Portixol you get the younger crowd and tourists. This is also the place to go for a spa visit at the Hotel Portixol or some really nice seafood tapas at one of the tapas restaurants in the El Molinar area.

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Santa Catalina


La Lonja is the restaurant area nearest the heart of the city where you can find such famous places as “Abaco” for cocktails and “La Boveda” for tapas. Both well worth a visit. One of the main streets in this area is the C/Apuntadors, leading to Plaça Drassanes from the Passeig des Born. Some of our apartments are located on the C/Apuntadors itself and this is a marvelous location for you to discover the restaurants and bars on offer in the La Lonja area of Palma as well as the shopping which is just around the corner.

The La Lonja area also contains quite a few lovely squares where you can enjoy the local life as it passes you by on the streets and in the cafés. The square next to the “La Lonja” itself, the old fish market, which looks more like a church, is highly recommended for tapas and lunches outside on the big restaurant terraces. The Drassanes square is also good for a quick snack or tapas on your way from the centre out to Santa Catalina and some of the lovely restaurants you can find there or on the way.

Walking further left, or west, passing the Plaça Drassanes and heading up to the Museum of Modern Art, or perhaps strolling along the seafront under the palm trees that gave the city its name, you arrive at Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is a bohemian area with low buildings and a big variety of very good restaurants and up and coming bars. This is the area to visit for a good meal and interesting walks.

In the area between La Lonja and Santa Catalina you get more classic, typical bars open all year, which are mostly visited by the locals. If you are looking for the best empanadas in town, then this is a must!

Santa Catalina is known as the restaurant district of Palma and is famous for its up and coming bars and restaurants. It might be a good idea to check in with one of the local tourist offices either on the Passeig des Born or the Plaça Espanya to check which restaurants are the talked about while you are visiting. You can also ask our staff on Mallorca for recommendations on restaurants and bars in this area.

C/Fabrica is definitely one of the streets in Santa Catalina that clients should check out to see what is on offer.

Friendly Rentals have quite a few apartments in the Santa Catalina area since this is a very up-and-coming part of Palma that absolutely should not be missed. It might be a good idea to book your parking space in advance with the accommodation, if available, since it is sometimes difficult to park on the Santa Catalina streets during the high seasons, weekends and so on.

This is an area of Palma that is a must, be if for Asian fusion or Argentinian steak houses. This is also the area that leads you to the next point of interest: the Passeig Marítimo and its bars and nightclubs!

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Valldemossa


Plaça Espanya is Palma’s transport hub where airport buses start and stop as well as the famous train to Sóller and buses to other parts of the island. There is also a tourist information centre here where you can get information on the bus time tables as well as the tourist bus schedule and prices. They can also give you information on other areas outside Palma that might be worth a visit such as the aquarium, the water parks and so on.

The areas around Plaça Espanya, Aragón, Valldemossa and 31 December are all mainly residential and there are fewer tourist attractions in these areas. They are still well communicated with the centre and contain a lot of green areas as well as smaller shopping centers and restaurant areas such as the famous “Escorxadors” in the Valldemossa area where you can find the cinema “Renoir”, one of the few cinemas in Palma where you can catch films in their original version. Escorxadors is also full of local bars and restaurants.

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