Palma de Mallorca Guided Tour

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Experience Highlights

This walking tour takes in the most emblematic spots of the Balearic capital. An experienced guide will tell you the secrets and anecdotes of Palma de Mallorca, a city that has lived through both the Arab domination and the Christian reconquest. The Muslim imprint is evident in the Palau de l'Almudaina and its gardens, while the Gothic Cathedral is the best example of Christian architecture.

You can choose between two options: a 45-minute route or a 90-minute tour. In the latter case, you will visit the interior of the Cathedral, which in the 20th century was restructured by one of the best Spanish artists: Antonio Gaudí.

  • Learn about the history of Palma de Mallorca and its monuments thanks to the explanations of a local guide.
  • Discover the old town and its monuments in 45 or 90 minutes.
  • Enter the Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece and symbol of the city (if you choose the 90 minutes option).

What’s included

  • 45 minutes tour (without entrance to the Cathedral)
  • 90 minutes tour (with entrance to the Cathedral)
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance to the Cathedral (optional)

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Step by Step

This walking tour focuses on the old town of Palma de Mallorca. An expert guide will explain the history of the city and its most emblematic monuments and buildings. As for the duration, you can choose between two options: a 45-minute tour (without entrance to the Cathedral) or a 90-minute experience that includes access to the island's most important temple.

The route usually starts at an easily accessible location such as the Parc de la Mar, a green area within walking distance of the Cathedral and sheltered by the remains of the medieval walls. It is famous for its saltwater lake that symbolises Palma de Mallorca's link with the sea.

From here you can admire the silhouette of the Cathedral, a Gothic jewel adorned with a large rose window. It was built after the conquest of the island by the Crown of Aragon in the 13th century. King James I decided to build a great temple after being saved from a shipwreck.

A few metres from this great Christian temple is the Palau Reial de l'Almudaina. It is an old Muslim Almoravid fortress converted into a Christian palace. Also Gothic in style, it has a square floor plan and is divided into several rooms. One of the most important is the Hall of the Kings, which houses the portraits of the Mallorcan monarchs and a reconstruction of the helmet of Jaume I with its typical dragon shape.

Behind the palace is the S'Hort del Rei, a beautiful garden with pergolas and fountains. In the past, this small plot of land was home to orange and lemon trees, aromatic herbs and vegetables. The route generally ends at the Plaza de Cort, home to the town hall and a majestic century-old olive tree. Please note that the order may vary.

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4.6
· 13712 Reviews
  • A
    Alicia
    5
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    From the moment we met the guide we had a great time. He was very proactive and generated a great connection with the whole group.
  • L
    Lucienne
    5
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    Despite seeing the monuments only from the outside, they conveyed great majesty. The infrastructure was indescribable. It is totally worth the visit with a guide.
  • J
    Joaquim
    5
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    We had a very nice guide. She explained every detail very well.
  • S
    Shabbir
    5
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    If you have the possibility to take the tour with the entrance to the cathedral I recommend it. It is beautiful and there is a lot to discover.
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