City Card - Palma De Mallorca
Budget: Celler Sa Premsa (Placa Bisbe Berenguer
de Palou 8), popular seafood restaurant with three-course meals from 11 Euros;
Millor (c/Espartero 24), busy, typically Spanish restaurant with £5
menu del dia including a bottle of wine; El Sarao (Carrer Vallseca 7), authentic
and atmospheric tapas bar.
Mid-Range: Ca n’ Carlos (c/de S’Aigua
5, off Avinguda Jaume III), family-run restaurant with superb Majorcan cuisine;
La Paloma Balitx (Caballeria 4) serves good local cuisine; Parc de la Mar
(in Parc de la Mar), lakeside restaurant with views of cathedral and old town.
Luxury: Aramis (Carrer Montenegro 1), minimalist
décor and good Italian menu; Award-winning Ca’n Amer (Carrer
Pou) cellar-restaurant with a stylish take on traditional Majorcan dishes.
Budget: Bar Bosch (Placa Rei Joan Carles 1),
lively, inexpensive bar which also serves great tapas.
Mid-Range: La Lonja (opposite Sa Llotja), vibrant
pub with mixed clientele; Box Office (Avgda. Gabriel Roca 31), trendy haunt
near the Jardins La Quarentena on the waterfront, 3km from city centre; Café
El Pesquero (Moll de la Lonja), perfect waterfront spot to watch the sun set.
Luxury: La Boveda (c/Boteria 3, off Placa Llotja),
chic bar with great choice in wines and usually a queue to get in; Abaco (Carrer
Sant Joan 1), the most stylish place in town set in 17th century mansion with
Things To See And Do
Explore the streets of the old town around Passeig d’Es Born. Take a
Turkish bath in the Banys Arabs in c/Can Serra.
Visit the La Seo Cathedral with its incredible interior designed by the Catalan
surrealist artist Antoni Gaudi.
Take a stroll along the waterfront, which is lined with cafes.
Go swimming in the Bay of Palma – take the no.15 bus every 10 mins from
Visit the Castell de Bellver – the fortress with wonderful views over
For designer brands and popular Spanish brands such as Zara and Mango, head
to Avinguda del Rei Jaume III.
El Corte Ingles department store has two branches, on Jaime III and Avinguda
For craft, food and jewellery shops, explore the narrow streets around Placa
Joan Carlos 1, Placa Major and C/Argenteria.
Local handicrafts such as leather goods, ceramics and glasswork can be bought
at the Passeig per l’Artesania in the old Sa Gerreria district.
The Baratillo flea market is on Saturdays on Avenguda Gabriel Alomar. Palma’s
indoor food market is at Placa Olivar, Mon-Sat until 2pm.
Beyond The City
Take the train across the dramatic Tramuntana mountains to the pretty town
of Soller in northwestern Mallorca, then take the tram to the popular resort,
Port de Soller.
Visit the beautiful village of Deia, near Soller, and the Valldemossa monastery
nearby. There are regular buses from Palma to Deia.
Buy leather products at the town of Inca, 19 miles (30km) north of Palma,
with regular buses and trains from Palma.
Cost Of Living
33cl bottle of beer - €1
One-litre bottle of mineral water - €0.90
36-exposure colour film - €7.50
City-centre bus ticket - €1.10
Adult football ticket - €20
Three-course meal with wine/beer - €12
Please, thank you – Por favor, gracias
How much? – ¿Cuanto es?
Good morning/afternoon/night – Buenos
dias/buenas tardes/buenas noches.
Excuse me – Perdon
How are you? – ¿Como esta?
I don’t understand – No entiendo
Do you speak English? – ¿Habla
I don’t speak Spanish – No hablo
I would like… - Quisiera…
Is there a bank/post office near here? –
¿Hay un banco/correos cerca de aqui?
Do you have…? – ¿Tiene…?
The time – la hora
A double room – una habitacion con
Where is…? – ¿Donde esta…?
The train station – la estacion de
The bus station – la estacion de autobuses
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