So, winter holidays have passed and here we are in the new year making fresh travel plans. Our travel wish list for 2011 is not quite short but we hope to have the resources to fulfill it by the end of the year.
Many of us have already returned to their daily routine, full time jobs etc. However, we are already dreaming of a vacation in a nice place where we can relax and snap some great photos.
One such place could be Palma de Mallorca. At this time of the year temperatures here are not very high, but not very low either, so the weather is favorable for long walks and visiting interesting tourist attractions. The various affordable accommodations are also a good reason to choose the largest city of Mallorca as your next destination.
The easiest way to get to the island is by plane. The airport is located 11 km from Palma de Mallorca, which means you can reach your hotel in just a few minutes.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic group of islands, with a Mediterranean climate and temperatures of 15-16 degrees Celsius during winter.
Tourists can enjoy the mountains, the coves and the sandy beaches with palm trees and crystal waters.
Palma de Mallorca is situated in the south-west coast of the island and is a great location for a summer holiday, but a crowded place, as well. In winter, however, things are simpler: everything is cheaper, the streets are less crowded but as a tourist you can still have plenty of amazing places to discover – the local monuments and museums, the fascinating rural life, the breathtaking landscapes and gardens; you can also enjoy the local hospitality and various types of accommodations available at lower rates, etc.
Things To Do And Places To Visit
A long walk through the city is undoubtedly the best way to discover the specific attractions of a city, and Palma de Mallorca is no exception.
The town has many museums, parks, historical and archaeological sites. A first stop might be the Pueblo Espanol, a museum shaped like a miniature city that hosts small scale models of valuable works of Spanish architecture. You can continue with: La Seu – the famous Gothic cathedral -, the House Museum J. Torrens Lladó hosting paintings of the great artist, or the Historic Military Museum of the Balearic Islands.
A collection of sculptures and archaeological objects can be watched in the Bellver Castle located over 100 meters above sea level and offering a striking view over the city.
Almudaina Palace housing the St. Anne’s Chapel (Capilla de Santa Ana) is one of the most representative landmarks of the city.
You can have dinner in a fine restaurant near the coast and dance the night away in one of the nightclubs of Palma – Pacha Mallorca and Tito’s are just two of the most popular clubs around here.
As you can see, Palma de Mallorca can be a wonderful destination any time of year, but during winter you can find cheap accommodation AND plenty of places worth visiting.
Take a look at these beautiful travel photos from Palma de Mallorca, I have recently uploaded on Flickr.