The chic, red galeras (horse-drawn carriages) are a slow but romantic means of transportation. They offer a one-hour tour of the old town, starting next to the cathedral or in the Carrer Palau Reial, Avinguda d’Antoni and Passeig Sagrera.
Cruceros Marco Polo is one of numerous providers of daily boat trips in the Bay of Palma.
Phone: (971) 24 20 06
The Palma City Sightseeing Bus allows boarding or alighting at any stop. The bus leaves every 20 minutes and rattles 16 bus stops along the main sights of the city.
The tourist information organizes tours with topics such as “The city and the sea”, “Monuments of Palma” and “Modernism in Palma” and an evening walk entitled “The stories and legends of Palma”.
Phone: (971) 72 07 20
Bay of Palma, water parks and Cala Major
The holiday resorts in the Bay of Palma have something to offer for everyone, from the glittering Portals Nous, the St. Tropez of Mallorca, to the mega-resort Magaluf with its notorious nightlife.
Numerous attractions for children are offered by Marineland (Tel: (971) 675 125. Internet: www.marineland.es) in Cala d’en Blanes, Aqualand (Tel: (971) 440 000. Internet: www.aqualand.es) in El Arenal and the new Palma Aquarium (Tel: (971) 264 275. Internet: www.palmaaquarium.com) in Can Pastilla.
The beautiful art gallery and studio for the best “adopted” artists of Mallorca, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró (Tel: (971) 701 420) in Cala Major is also worth a visit.
Phone: 902 10 23 65
Tramuntana mountains, Valldemossa, Deià and Sóller
Just outside of Palma de Mallorca, the Tramuntana Mountains offer the most spectacular scenery on the island.
Valldemossa is celebrated as the former home of Frédéric Chopin and his lover George Sand.
The artist village Deià is full of small galleries, cafés and restaurants.
The train ride through the vineyards (Internet: www.trendesoller.com) to the mountain town of Sóller is a day trip that should not be missed.
Phone: 902 10 23 65