Palma, a city for culture lovers

The Balearic capital is a honey-colored city, made of stone, walls and open patios, which combines the Roman, Muslim and Christian heritage with surprising harmony

(Source: Palma PromoTourist)

With the Cathedral of Mallorca as a lookout and symbol, its historic quarter, one of the largest and best preserved in Europe, invites you to get lost and be surprised. In addition, an autumn getaway invites you to discover Joan Miró's workshops and delight yourself with the wide cultural offer, dine and see the atmosphere of the Santa Catalina neighborhood or let yourself be tempted by everything that Palma's emblematic establishments offer. 

La Nit de l'Art 2023 (The Night of Art), the event that opens the exhibition season in Palma, returns on September 23 with an agenda of activities, visits and tours for all audiences. A must on the European artistic calendar that, year after year, brings together artists, gallery owners, collectors, institutions and citizens around contemporary art for a weekend. Twelve Art Palma Contemporani galleries open their doors to visitors with interesting proposals that will bring contemporary art closer to the population in very different ways.

With two Michelin stars and two Repsol suns, the Zaranda restaurant enchants the senses in the old town of Palma, inside the luxurious Es Princep hotel. Chef Fernando Arellano immerses himself in the origins of Balearic cuisine and builds a culinary proposal inspired by his experiences, his travels and his roots. The place, which stands on the remains of an old leather tannery, plays with the origins of the location to name its three menus: Hypodermis, Dermis and Epidermis.  

Can'n Joan de s'Aigo, it is probably one of the most emblematic establishments in Palma, with more than 300 years of history, and one of the ideal places to taste an exquisite ensaimada and, of course, take one (or several ) home as a gastronomic souvenir. In the original establishment, located next to the church of Santa Eulàlia, ice and fresh water were sold, to which fruit juices were added to make ice creams; today, one of its star products is still almond ice cream, the recipe for which has not changed in more than three centuries. 

One of the great classics of the Santa Catalina neighborhood is the Hotel Hostal Cuba, a modernist building over a century old that today houses a four-star hotel, a skybar with spectacular views of the sea and the Mallorca Cathedral, and an exclusive club. Located near the Palma promenade, as well as the city centre, this boutique accommodation is an icon of the island that, in the past, received sailors and fishermen who spent long periods of time in the area.

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