A Travel Guide to Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and a very popular destination for tourists, particularly those from northern Europe. The island has had settlements from prehistoric times and has since been taken over by the Romans, the Byzantine Empire, the Moors and was once known as the Kingdom of Majorca. Today the island is a territory of Spain.
For those looking to soak up the culture of the island, Mallorca offers various museums, art galleries, theatres and historic buildings to see and enjoy. The Museo Santmarti is an art gallery with carious sketches and engravings. The Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca is a large theatre with shows playing throughout the year and is perfect for those who enjoy such events.
Mallorca’s long history has seen many castles built on the island. Once a royal palace, the Palace de l’Almudaina is left in excellent condition. Another fine example is the Bellver Castle. The gothic rounded castle is a very impressive sight to behold and one of the few such examples in Europe. The castle was built in the 1300s for the then king of Mallorca, James II. Today the castle is Palmas history museum and welcomes many visitors each year.
Mallorca has a variety of activities for those who want to be more active on their holiday. The island has several Tennis clubs, Golf courses, Karting tracks, hiking and cycling routes, water parks and adventure parks. There are also some fantastic Rock Climbing routes to suit all difficulty levels and water sports to enjoy. Eventually there will be a time to rest and when that day to relax comes, Mallorca offers many excellent Spas to choose from.
Mallorca, as with many Spanish holiday destinations, is known for its incredible beaches. Many of the beaches around the island are in small sheltered coves and often have shallow waters making them ideal for families and those wishing to snorkel. Other beaches are more open and are popular with Windsurfers.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation on Mallorca ranging from apartments to rent in Alcudia to luxury villas with private poolsin Pollenca.