Palma is the capital city of Mallorca, part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a rich past with Roman, Byzantine and Islamic influences in its architecture and is the perfect destination for bike lovers.
The whole city is cycle-friendly and you can rent a cycle for 24 hours for a mere 10 Euros. Cycle around or join a bike tour to take in everything the tiny island has to offer.
Cycle around town
The Cathedral of Mallorca symbolizes the city’s papal roots. It was built at exactly the place where the Arabian main mosque stood during the time of the Moors. Its beautiful architecture is a sight to behold.
Palma de Mallorca was fortified by a massive City Wall, all the way around the city centuries ago; the Mediterranean Sea came right up to the wall and virtually up to the feet of the Cathedral of Mallorca. Today it is deemed unnecessary but remnants of its grandeur are still visible. If you have enough time cycle down past the Lonja de Mallorca and Paseo del Borne for some more exotic sights.
Located opposite to the Cathedral, the Almudaina Royal Palace is one of the most visited spots in Palma. This Palace is adorned with stained glass panels and boasts large beautiful gardens complete with a Pyrenean marble portal. The palace is currently the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain however, it is unlikely you’ll catch a glimpse of the royals as they tend to favour their Marivent residence.