How to Plan for a Day Excursion in Palma Mallorca
“The largest island of the coast of Spain, Mallorca has been inhabited for thousands of years. Palma is its capital, and in recent times it’s become a tourist-friendly destination that’s also favored by Spanish royalty.” ~ Carnival Cruises
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Mallorca is synonymous with world-renowned beaches and coves, but is also a perfect destination to enjoy countryside, golf, culture, water sports, and entertainment… There are many reasons to visit this enclave in the Balearic Islands.
Culture is a vital part of the life of the island! Throughout the year there are numerous festivals, concerts, literary events, and exhibitions. The capital, Palma Mallorca, is the island’s cultural centre, outstanding for its historic old town and excellent night life.
Palma is located in the bay of the same name and enjoys an excellent climate all year round. The most beautiful monuments are surrounded by fishing boats, pine forests and palm trees. The landscape of the island is full of coves, beaches and cliffs on the coast, and inland you will find typical towns and mountain ranges up to 1,500 metres high. The variety of the landscape and culture invites visitors to explore every corner of Mallorca and to find out more about the gastronomy of the island.
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Palma Mallorca History…
The name Palma originated back to the Roman settlement on the site of the present city, although the area was originally settled during the Bronze Age. During the early middle ages Palma was named Madina Mayruqa following being conquered by Arabs. In 1229 it was conquered by King Jaime I, ruler of Valencia and Aragon, when it became an important trade city. Palma saw its dark ages in the 16th century, when a significant decline was caused by attacks from Turkish and Berber Pirates and through plague. Lasting until the 18th century, Felipe V changed the government which made Palma the capital of the Balearic Islands. Later, Carlos III established a free trade pact with the Indies, which had a huge impact turning financials around in Palma. The city became a tourist destination in the 1950s, and tourist numbers have continually increased in the subsequent half century.
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