Cheap flights to Palma de Mallorca
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Go to Palma de Mallorca for:
- Pure sand and clear water beaches
- Never ending nightlife
- Split the water in waterslides and visit Europe’s finest aquarium
Located on the south-western coast of Majorca (or Mallorca), Palma is by far the largest city in Spain's the Balearic Islands with a population of more than 400,000 - nearly half the population of the whole island.
Founded by the Romans (who recruited the locals to their armies because of their famous skill with a sling-shot), Palma has a fascinating history with periods of Byzantine and Moorish rule as well as being a haunt of pirates and artists.
The wide expanse of the Bay of Palma gives breathtaking sea views from the city's towers. To the south of the city is an area of rocky coves and marinas while most of the nearest tourist resorts are to the east, as is the airport where your cheap flight to Palma de Mallorca will land.
The climate is magnificent (which is why so many people from across Europe choose to retire here) with hot summers and extremely mild winters, while there's enough rain to keep everything green and cooling sea breezes to stop you boiling.
Majorca has two official languages: Spanish and Mallorcan, which is a form of Catalan. Pupils study both at school. Because of the importance of tourism to the local economy, many people also speak English and German.
See and do
The Balearic Islands may be known to some because of their reputation for wild nightlife, but that just makes elegant, refined Palma even more of a pleasant surprise. It offers top-class cultural attractions and the finest in Spanish cuisine - a million miles away from the all-day breakfast and beer at some of the resorts and a good reason in its own right to hop aboard a cheap flight to Palma de Mallorca.
The heart of the city is the tree-lined street of La Rambla, a perfect place to stroll and watch the world go by or indulge in a little tapas. The whole Old Town is a wonderful place to explore and art lovers will want to end up at the Es Baluard contemporary art museum, located within the cleverly renovated walls of a Renaissance fortress.
If you want another fix of modern art, the Andtrax Cultural Centre, surrounded by the stunning Tramontana mountains, half an hour out of Palma also has a great collection, while the La Granja folk museum provides a fascinating insight into life on the island with regular performances of traditional song and dance.
Hop aboard the Soller tram for a 27-kilometre scenic ride through orange groves and rocky crags, and of course there is no shortage of beaches to choose from. Palma district alone has 13 of them, while the whole of Majorca boasts around 200, 43 of them with the acclaimed Blue Flag status.