Places of Interest in Spain – Palma
Most of the places in Spain were under the rule of the Romans and Palma, a city in the island of Majorca, was no exception. Archeologists say that Palma has a history dating as far back as 120 BC. Now, it is a major port, a city bustling with activity and attracting more and more tourists every year. Let us just go around this wonderful city of Palma.
What are the places of interest in Palma?
As one enters the city of Palma he will experience diversity; a cultural diversity, most attractive buildings, fine examples of Gothic architecture. There are beautiful cathedrals, islands nearby with beautiful beaches, museum, parks etc. It keeps the tourist busy throughout his stay and he will not feel bored even for a fraction of a second. The cathedral and churches are said to have been built centuries ago. It is said that the Church is built over a mosque that existed then. These have been maintained in perfect condition. The main city has narrow roads but these are carefully maintained. Don’t miss the museum. This museum is owned and maintained by the local municipality. It has a collection of rare works of Picasso, Dali, etc.
Needless to say the Palma has many beaches. The beaches offer many forms of recreation such as surfing, boating, fishing, diving and many other water sports. Some of the popular beaches around Palma are Cala Mayor, Can Pastilla, and Ciutat Jardi. In fact the royal family of Spain had close intimacy with Palma. Some are of the opinion it is because of its closeness to the royal family that the city shot to fame.
Many festivals are held in Palma. The festival of Saint Antoni is held in the month of January. In this festival, blessings of Saint Antoni are sought for the animals. Colorfully dressed persons ride on horses and they go in a procession to seek the blessings of the Saint. This exciting event is worth watching. Thereafter the festival of Sant Sebastian is also held. Both these festivals attract large numbers of tourists from all over the world. During this festival, music, dances and other performances are also held. The streets of Palma are decorated with bright lights. Fireworks are also displayed. It is a spectacular event that no person should miss.
Where to stay?
Accommodation is not a problem in Palma. There are many apartments and villas to suit every budget. There are many restaurants also serving the local food at the most competitive rates.
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