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Mallorca’s agreeable climate is one of the reasons why it has become such a popular destination for tourists. Mallorca is not only the place for fun in the sun; it’s an art and crafts haven, a nature lover’s paradise and a gourmet’s delight. It’s no wonder that famous actors, writers and sports figures have made Mallorca their home. On your next visit you might even find yourself rubbing shoulders with the Spanish Royal Monarchs who visit often!
For those seeking a vacation filled with activities, there’s plenty to do outdoors. There’s hiking on the Serra de Tramuntana and bird watching at the salt marsh near Alcudia. You can go cycling, play golf, or take a boat trip around the coast.
These popular baths are a historical icon and an important Mallorca attraction. They’re the only remaining evidence of the Moorish invasion. It’s an interesting place to visit. Do not miss the two chambers underground.
Cathedrals and Churches
The Cathedral in Palma is another one of Mallorca’s attractions. Its construction began in 1230 and ended in 1600. It boasts a magnificent gothic architecture though its interior is mainly Modernista. This distinct style came from the masterful work of Antoni Gaudi during the first part of the 20th century.
Museums and Galleries
One of the important Mallorca attractions is the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its location alone is quite an impressive setting. When you see a Renaissance style fortification, you’ll know you have arrived. It won’t be easy to miss; it’s quite a sight. The interior is a display of works by artists like Picasso, Miro and Dali.
The Joan Miro Art Foundation is another one of the best Mallorca attractions. It’s housed in Joan Miro’s studios of Palma. Here you can see what was left of the artist’s work at the time of his death. There are more than one hundred paintings and sculptures.
The Mallorca Museum is truly a must of Mallorca attractions. In this museum you’ll see artifacts that were dug up dating back to pre-historic times. You can also appreciate Moorish ceramics as well as weapons and other artifacts from medieval times. There’s also a collection of Baroque period paintings. The museum is located inside the Cathedral of Palma.
An unusual yet still very interesting Mallorca attraction is the Museu Krekovia, which houses the works of Croatian artist Kristian Krekovic. His works have influenced European artists.
Palaces and Monasteries
A very important landmark in Mallorca is the Palau de l’Almudaina. This was once a Moorish castle used as residence by the Spanish Monarchs at the end of the 13th century. It’s still used today by the Royal Family.
Another site made famous by important visitors is the Monastery of Valldemossa. It’s been said that Chopin was there with George Sand in 1838. The monastery itself is a beautiful place to see.
Mallorca attractions also include wonderful natural parks and refreshing water parks. They’re great places to spend hot summer days. Come to Mallorca and see why it’s a favorite destination of Europeans.
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