OVERVIEW: Explore the city of Palma on a guided tour. From the towering cathedral to the impressive castle, the architecture of this city speaks to the beauty and dignity of this historic port.
HIGHLIGHTS: Climb the ramparts of Bellver Castle, admire the grace of La Seo Cathedral and see the Baroque design of the 1920s bull ring as you explore the city of Palma.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 to 1.5 miles over flat and uneven cobblestone surfaces with more than 60 steps at both the castle and cathedral.
Explore the city of Palma on a guided tour. From the towering cathedral to the impressive castle, the architecture of this city speaks to the beauty and dignity of its historic port.
-Bellver Castle continues to stand guard over the city and harbor.
-La Seu Cathedral, after seven centuries it remains the second largest Gothic cathedral in Spain.
-Palma's bull ring dates to 1929 and remains an example of Baroque period design.
Explore the best this historic port has to offer, from the Gothic architecture of its cathedral to the scenic views from Bellver Castle. Proceed with a drive along the seafront to Bellver Castle, meaning "beautiful views." The castle is a unique circular caste atop a 370-foot hill overlooking the city and harbor. A short walk from the parking area takes you across a drawbridge into the impressive courtyard of this beautifully restored former royal stronghold. Your guide will escort you through the castle grounds and you'll have time to climb the ramparts for photographs of the bustling city below. Your tour continues on to Palma's La Seu Cathedral.
La Seu Cathedral, built 750 years ago, is Spain's second largest Gothic cathedral and is surrounded by splendid grounds as picturesque as the cathedral itself. You will have time for photographs of the cathedral's dominating spires. In the cathedral’s museum, you will see interesting works of Gothic paintings.
Your final destination will be Palma's bull ring, finished in 1929. You will see many examples of the Baroque period in its design and architecture. The building was perfectly constructed with four main boxes oriented to the cardinal points. Your guide will point out the most important aspects of this landmark from the outside.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and cash for shopping
-Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
-Light clothing, a hat and comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-If guests plan to enter religious sites, knees and shoulders must be covered.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 to 1.5 miles over flat and uneven cobblestone surfaces with more than 60 steps at both the castle and cathedral.
-The order of the tour may be altered to suit local conditions and traffic.