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Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands . With its 350,000 inhabitants, it is the nerve centre of the region and its strategic position has made it one of the most significant cities of the Mediterranean Rim.

Since early times it has been both open and welcoming and nowadays is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and thus in Europe .

Its mild climate with short winters and pleasant summers makes it the ideal place for outdoor pursuits throughout the year.

Palma 's international airport is extremely well connected, making the city accessible within an average of two-and-a-half hours from most European capitals. By sea, the continent is only a few hours away from its port.

Palma 's attractions are numerous. For art lovers the city offers one of the most extensive and well-preserved Gothic districts in Europe , with unique architecture in emblematic buildings such as the Lonja, the Cathedral and Bellver Castle .

Palma is home to numerous museums, exhibition centres and art galleries as well as offering a wide variety of concerts, shows, cinemas and conferences.

For the would-be shopper, in Palma you can find a range of goods, from artisan handicrafts and traditional goods to the most modern designer labels in fashion and footwear. Palma 's mild climate makes a stroll through the city centre a pleasure, allowing the visitor to find whatever takes their fancy in every nook and cranny.

The city also provides excellent sports facilities; there are numerous golf courses and, naturally, the bay offers a multitude of water sports. Year after year, the bay also plays host to prestigious regattas.

As with most places in the Mediterranean , leisure is a main feature of the city; it has a wide range of gastronomy, from local specialities to the most exotic and international cuisine. The traveller can also find a wide variety of entertainment in Palma 's bars, discotheques, shows, theatres and cinemas.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning the range of accommodation the city offers the business traveller - the widest in the Mediterranean , with an extensive selection of hotels, from the small hotel full of character to the large complexes that are fully equipped for your leisure and pleasure.

This is why our open, cosmopolitan city, which is both warm and welcoming, is ideal for the gathering of people from around the globe - not just for work, but also to relax and enjoy everything Palma has to offer. Palma , the tourism capital of the Mediterranean.

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Date of last modification:8 of May 2019