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Palma de Mallorca is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and is located just off the east coast of Spain. The island's coastline is marked by a series of small caves and beautiful beaches. Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands and nearly two-thirds of the total population live in Palma. The number of people greatly increases in the spring, as the island is a favorite European resort.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Poised on a sea wall above the marina, the city's massive gothic cathedral is a breathtaking sight. Known locally as La Seo, it is home to the world's largest rose window as well as an ornate wrought-iron canopy above the altar designed by Baldacchino.
|Explore Palacio Almudaina, a former Arabic fortress and residence for Moorish Kings.|
|Visit Bellver Castle, a beautiful example of medieval military architecture.|
|Go back in time at Pueblo Español, featuring architecture and crafts from different time periods and areas of Spain.|
|Visit the Caves of Drach, which feature marvelous stalactite and stalagmite formations and a large underground lake where a daily light and sound show is staged.|
For the daring, a popular savory pie is a real treat. Espinigada, topped with eel and spinach, is delicious and a true taste of local flavor. Sobrasada, a bright red pork and red pepper sausage, is also a popular local delicacy.
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Spain. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
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Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.