Unique Things to do in Palma
The city of Palma, without a doubt, is Mallorca’s finest treasure. Rich in history, arts & culture, the sun-soaked city has so much to offer. As well as the obvious things to do in Palma, like visit the historical sites and soak up rays on the stunning beaches, we have searched for the most unique, authentic experiences sure to make your holiday one to remember.
Dive with sharks at Palma aquarium
If you are looking for a thrill in Mallorca, then head to Palma’s aquarium to swim with 21 magnificent sharks of three different species. The deepest shark tank in Europe, the Big Blue, contains 3.5 million litres of salt water and will make your dive feel like you’re in the ocean. A swim with these elegant creatures will be an experience you will never forget.
Enjoy a classical concert at Bellver castle
If you are looking for things to do in Palma, then Bellver Castle should be top of your list. Set high above the city of Palma, the castle has spectacular views of the city below. The circular design of this 14th Century fort and its marvellous views are not the only reason to visit here. Throughout the summer, you can enjoy a classical concert performed by the Balearic Symphony Orchestra for a truly magical experience.
Dine at the unique San Juan Mercado Gastronomico
Described as ‘an assault course of temptations,’ Palma’s first gourmet food market should not be missed if you are looking for things to do in Palma. The market is a food lovers delight! Open 365 days a year, 260 dishes and 361 wines are served through its 20 different vendors. This venue can take you around the world in one evening with cuisine from all over the globe. After you’ve dined, you can satisfy your sweet tooth at the adjoining patisserie. Even if you are full, the glass cabinets packed with bite-size meringues, fruit tarts and multicoloured eclairs are bound to tempt you into a delicious sweet treat.
Experience the Tapas Tuesday trail
Officially known as Ruta Martiana, you’ll find the tapas Tuesday trail below the Plaça Major in Old Town of the Sa Gerreria district. A dozen bars open their doors on a Tuesday evening with special offers of tapas and drinks. Stroll through the streets, and you’ll find quaint bars with a buzzing atmosphere offering bite sized Spanish delights. With so much on offer, you can find yourself visiting several bars in one night tasting new tapas and experiencing new wines. The weekly event became so popular with tourists and locals, they’ve now extended their specials so you can also enjoy the tapas trail on a Wednesday!
Tito’s club – The biggest club in Palma
Tito’s club is Mallorca’s most international nightclub. An open sea view towards Palma’s harbour and the Cathedral of Mallorca can be viewed from its remarkable glass elevators. The exclusive club, located in the Paseo Marítimo of Palma, gives the opportunity to see and enjoy the best DJs and artists of the moment. With its luxurious décor and exclusive VIP areas, Tito’s attracts Mallorca’s most affluent club goers. A night at Tito’s must be on your agenda of things to do in Palma.
Stroll the Emblematic shops of Palma
Housed in heritage buildings, the emblematic shops of Palma showcase traditional trades of the Balearic Islands. For an authentic insight to Palma, visit the unique shops for a shopping experience like no other. There are over 75 of these delightful boutiques to explore including toy shops, handmade shoe shops and wickerware shops. The glasswear shops twinkle with style and the bakeries, run by families of 3 generations or more, lure you in from the street with their delicious scent. A stroll through each unique store can make you feel like you’ve gone back in time and should be high on your inventory of things to do in Palma.