The climate of the Island of Majorca is pleasant and mild, the average annual temperature fluctuates around 18 degrees. Showers are possible during the winter. As regards the time zone, the same time in Italy also applies to the island.
Remarkable and developed is tourism on the island of Mallorca especially during the summer. Among the places of greatest interest for tourists we mention: towards Porto Cristo, we find the Caves of the dragon, locally called Coves del Drac, beautifully lit, where you can admire the limestone formations of stalagmites and stalactites and one of the largest underground lakes in the world. Also noteworthy are the famous Deià and Alcúdia, which welcome Roman remains. In Palma de Mallorca, the historic center and its cathedral, Bellver castle, the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Fundaciò Pilar and Joan Mirò, the Art Museum contemporary spanish from the Juan March Foundation with works by Picasso, Mirò, Dali and Barcelona.
8 km from Palma de Mallorca is the airport of Son Sant Joan, connected by a bus service with a frequency every 20 minutes. The major local airlines operate daily flights to Barcelona, Madrid, Menorca and Ibiza. Maritime transport provides connections with Sète (France), Barcelona, Valencia and Denia (Alicante) From Plaça de Espanya the bus services leave for the main urban centers of the island. The most frequent departures are: Palma-Playa de Palma-Arenal, Palma-Inca-Alcudia, Palma-Magaluf-Santa Ponça-Andratx.
Among other places to visit in addition to those already mentioned, we still list the Village of Valdemossa, a place of enchanting beauty with fantastic Gothic churches. However, there are numerous excursions that are organized on site. Among the main programs proposed, we recommend a visit to the city of Palma, the village of Valdemossa, La Grana, a tour with a catamaran, a tour of the island, the caves of the dragon. The areas located to the south and east are those with the greatest tourist concentration. The southern coasts, despite being arid, offer the most beautiful beaches such as ses Covetes, es Trenc, Mondragò, Cala Figuera and Cala Santanyi. In the eastern part of the island there are little urbanized coves such as Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla.
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The most frequented bathing places are located in the south, on the gulf of Palma, Palma de Mallorca itself, with its sparkling nightlife and its beautiful beach, while in the area located west of Palma are Santa Ponsa, Magaluf and Palmanova. During the summer the island of Majorca becomes a holiday paradise for tourists. However, it must be remembered that even in winter Majorca is a place frequented by tourists thanks to its mild and pleasant climate. Overall, the island offers various possibilities for practicing water sports and golf. During cloudy days, as an alternative to the beaches, you can go on excursions to get to know the area better.
Fun and leisure
Normally the type of tourists who spend their summer holidays in Mallorca is more sophisticated and less tranquil than that of Menorca.
The island of Majorca offers more possibilities for fun and recreation. It has a wide range of landscapes. In the Serra (Sierra) de Tramuntana, which in the Puig Major reaches 1445 meters The southern territory is undoubtedly drier but it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches: ses Covetes, es Trenc, not to mention the remaining beaches of Mondragó, Cala Figuera and Cala Santanyi. Consequently, in the eastern part of the island, in addition to coves that are still not very urbanized, such as Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla or Cala Torta, you can visit the impressive caves of Artà in the locality of Canyamel during excursions; those of the Drac, with a large underground lake and those of the Hams in the locality of Portocristo.
Among the urban centers to visit during the holidays we remember Andratx, famous for centuries for its resistance against the attacks of the Mediterranean pirates and for having given rise to a strong migratory current directed to the Antilles. The most interesting thing about the town are the small streets in the Es Pantaleu area, the Gothic-style church with a single nave and the view from the cemetery. Also on the island of Mallorca west of Puig Galatzó, we find Estellencs positioned on a sheer cliff. It has steep streets and a picturesque and curious cove.
Half of the inhabitants of the island of Mallorca are concentrated in Palma, already called by the Romans, who founded it on the top of the hill overlooking the bay itself. Only vestiges of the Roman town remain in the walls of the Almudaina. The capital of the Balearics is located in a bay 20 kilometers wide and 25 long. To visit during your stay in the city, the castle of Bellver, sa Llotja, the Almudaina and the Cathedral, the Museum of Majorca and the Arab Baths.
Built in the 13th century under the reign of James II. Bellver Castle was used as a prison on the island of Majorca at various times. It is the only building that cannot be accessed on foot from the city centre. It overlooks the neighborhood of El Terreno and the bay of Palma. Built in the same place where the Arab mosque was located in the past, the Gothic-style Cathedral was begun under the reign of James II and completed in the year 1601. Next to it there is a Baroque cloister as well as an interesting museum which contains excellent paintings and gothic sculptures. Located in the old Desbrull palace and the Arab baths, the Mallorca Museum has the best preserved historical relics of the Muslim domination in Majorca and form part of the Cathedral district. The characteristic courtyards of the ancient noble palaces of the town are worth seeing.
The primacy of the first Christian church built in Palma belongs to Santa Eulàlia built in Catalan Gothic and located in the square behind the one occupied by the town hall. Sant Francesc, Santa Clara, El Socorro, Sant Miquel, Monti-Sion are other notable religious buildings in the historic center.
The geography of the island of Majorca offers two clearly different areas, the Sierra de Tramuntana, made up of a mountainous landscape where it is possible to admire the most picturesque villages and the interior, which is flat and predominantly agricultural. The south-eastern part is made up of reliefs carved out of spectacular caves, the central one is mostly flat while the north-western area is crossed by the Serra de Tramontana mountain range, with its natural beauties and its highest peak with 1445 meters of altitude. The island of Majorca is the largest of the Balearic archipelago with an area of about 3640 square kilometers and a population of about 450,000 inhabitants. The coasts they consist of a succession of small picturesque coves hidden between the cliffs.
In the island of Majorca there are two railway lines and an extensive bus network that allows the tourists to reach any location on the island. However, the best means of transport is the rental car, in this regard there are numerous car rental agencies and you can also rent mopeds and bicycles comfortable for small trips. The airport is connected by bus line nº 17 with a frequency of about 20'. The airlines Iberia www.iberia.es, Air Europa www.aireuropa.es, , have daily flights, with destination Barcelona, Madrid, Menorca and Ibiza. During the holiday periods there are numerous flights from Malpensa Airport of Milan, to satisfy tourist requests.
Railway: Vintage panoramic train Palma - Sóller - Tel. +34 971 752 028 / Palma - Inca - Tel. +34 971 752 245 Address: Plaça de Espanya, s/n Maritime transport: main connections with ships from Sète (France), Barcelona, Valencia and Denia (Alicante) Bus service, tel. +34 971 431 024 - Address: Plaça de Espanya - Departures for all locations on the island. The lines with the most frequent departures are: Palma-Playa de Palma-Arenal, Palma-Inca-Alcudia, Palma-Magaluf-Santa Ponça-Andratx.
Location Majorca: Conselleria de Turisme Montenegro, 5 - 07012 Palma de Mallorca Tel.: + 34 971 176 191 - Fax + 34 971 176 185 - Fomento del Turismo Constitución, 1 - 07011 Palma de Mallorca Tel.+ 34 971 725 396 - Fax + 34 971 713 540 website www.a-palma.es - Locality Valldemossa telephone + 34 971 612 106 - Locality Cala Ratjada telephone + 34 971 563 033 Fax +34 971 565 256 - Locality Calviá + 34 971 139 139 + 34 971 139 146 - Locality Sóller telephone + 34 971 630 332