As well as the countless golden beaches to sunbathe on, there is a vast amount of fascinating sights to see in Majorca, making this destination diverse and one the whole family can enjoy. Wander round the quaint streets and admire the roman architecture on a visit up to Alcudia Old Town, where you will find neat rows of shops and traditional, narrow alleyways.
For a vibrant stroll filled with history, culture, fun and shopping, visit Alcudia’s old town. This exciting metropolis is enriched with culture and architecture. Take a walk down the side streets to explore the true history of Alcudia’s medieval architecture.
Alcudia’s Old Town offers an array of choice of sights to see; walk round the bull ring for a small price, visit and study the roman ruins across the town, or wander round the old walls, which overlook the harbour and the beautiful bay of Pollensa.
If you are visiting in the off season, usual boutique shopping down the main shopping strip Carrer Major, may be limited. Venture here on a Tuesday or Sunday to enjoy the wonders of the popular and picturesque local market.
To get there, catch the speedy €1.50 bus to the old town, which runs every 20 minutes throughout the day. Or, if you’d prefer, a taxi is only a small fare back to your hotel, costing around €10-12. Alternatively, take in the surroundings and walk from central Alcudia to the impressive old town in just 20-30 minutes.
Majorca is not only filled with sun, sea and sand but fascinating, rural archaeological sites to explore, too.
Son Real archaeological site, Santa Margalida is a must-see when visiting Majorca. This large prehistoric cemetery runs along the beautiful coast from Can Picafort, at Son Real. As well as the fascinating remains of the ancient cemetery, this site features an archaeological museum, which can be found inside two renovated, traditional Mallorcan houses.
Discover the fantastic ruins and remains of three old Roman houses in Pollèntia: Casa dels Dos Tresors, Casa del Cap de Bronce and Casa del Noroest. Pollèntia is another captivating archaeological site and this original spot is the only Roman city on the Balearic island that can be reached by foot. Take in the views on a cultural stroll down to Pollèntia, or travel down by car and park your vehicle on-site.
Soller town is laced with scenic views and features continuous sights of rising mountains. What’s most impressive about this beautiful location is the famous facade: Banca de Soller, located next to the St Bartholomew church in the historic main square of Soller. This intricate and modernist building was crafted and built by Joan Rubió i Bellver, a student of famous architect, Antoni Gaudi.
The bank is particularly striking and boasts rich culture in this quaint town. For the best view of this interesting facade, rest by edifice’s corner and admire the detailed craftsmanship. Two circular galleries feature at this fantastic sight, with fine detail from corner to corner.
Walk round the intricate side streets to admire the true beauty of the architecture. Grab a coffee and soak up the culture; you will be spoilt for choice, with a cluster of cafes surrounding this blissful piece of architecture.
Located in one of the old Islamic areas of Palma de Mallorca, Banys Arabs is an impressive ancient bath house, built in the 10th-12th century. The intricate remains of these ancient baths are a sight you cannot afford to miss. What’s interesting about this sightseeing attraction is the mix of history encompassed with luxury, as Banys Arabs were originally built from recycled capitals including Muslim, Roman and Byzantine.
Pick a relaxing spot in the former orchard of Can Fontirroig manor house after you’ve wandered round what was once the famous bathhouse for the wealthy Arabs of the city. The best way to really soak up the culture and enjoy the tranquil surroundings is to pack a book and a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful and serene formal gardens. Explore the intricate detail of these fascinating baths; recognise the true history of this monument and how each column is different to the other.
Cala Boque is a virgin bay of boulder and pebbles, located in the north of Majorca. What’s authentic about this beautiful cove is that it can only be reached by foot or bike. This immersive walk allows you to explore some blissful sights and is a popular tourist attraction.
Sign posts from the back of Puerto Pollensa will lead the way, as well as a handy map of the village you can study at your leisure. Stroll through paradise, get lost in the views on your way down to Cala Boquer and experience peace and quiet as you enter the land of the unknown.
Thanks to the aqua sea, views at Cala Boque are simply stunning, so be sure to pack your camera and capture the breathtaking surroundings. To the left of the creek, you can view a little piece of history – an escar, which was built on the seafront to secure fisherman’s boats and equipment.
The vast, exquisite views of Cap de Formentor are like no other; it’s certainly a sight that should be at the top of your to-do list when visiting magical Majorca.
Climb up the stairs of the historic lighthouse here to catch the unbelievable views of Alcudia and Menorca, while admiring the clear waters, cloudless skies and stretches of greenery, all from the highest point. The drive down to this superb location is an experience in itself, where you can watch avid cyclists riding across the winding roads on this scenic route.
The lighthouse features a popular café to relax in, where travellers can take in the views with a bite to eat, or a hot drink. There is also a fantastic shack located at the viewpoint, which is open in high season and provides you with a view like no other.
Marina Port de Mallorca is Majorca’s main harbour and can be found in the heart of Palma, in central Paseo Marítimo. This modern port is one of the major harbours of the breathtaking Mediterranean, making it popular amongst tourists for its exceptional views and chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Known as the contemporary port of the Balearic Islands, the harbour features a number of marinas, where a variety of different boats live. It’s certainly worth taking a stroll along Marina Port de Mallorca, to discover the different sights that this wonderful port offers. The water reflects the array of yachts and boats, sitting on top of the clear blue waters.
Capture a picture of the striking water views by day, or the exquisite skies at night. Many vibrant towns neighbour this popular harbour, including: Palma, Magaluf, Calvià, S’Arenal, Cala Blava, Santa Ponça, Sant Elm and Andratx.
Palma City is packed full of cosmopolitan character, offering something for every holidaymaker. The city features a great deal of historical sights thanks to its origins, which stretch back as far as the Roman Empire. The most iconic building in Palma is the La Seu cathedral – a breathtakingly gothic structure which lies beside the sea.
Palma City also has plenty of contemporary attractions for visitors, too. The Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-see for art lovers, although there are several other contemporary art galleries which are well worth a visit.
Boat trips and yacht charters prove popular with tourists who want to explore the gorgeous beaches and bays surrounding Palma City. There’s also plenty of opportunities for retail therapy thanks to Palma City’s high streets, which feature some of the biggest designer names in the world like Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton, alongside Spanish favourites Zara, Massimo Dutti and many more.
On the outskirts of scenic Alcudia lies the famous Roman excavation, Pollentia – the home to historic ruins and a unique museum. Add some history to your trip by visiting this unique exhibition of ancient digs. These preserved ruins are a fascinating sight to see, adding a touch of culture and history to your sunny Majorca holiday.
Situated in the north of Majorca, Pollentia was formerly a lively Ancient town and theatre, located between the coves of Pollenca and Alcudia. During the Roman period, Pollentia was the major city in Majorca, covering a vast amount of land – 15-20 hectares to be exact.
If you want to really delve deep into the history of these Roman ruins, read all about the archaeological findings behind this tourist attraction at the museum (Museu Monografic de Pollentia), which is located on-site and is open to the general public.
Rancho Grande Park is the largest horse ranch in the whole of Majorca. Fun for the whole family, this park has a real Wild West ambience.
Saddle up and ride through the pine forests and follow the woodland trails, taking in some of nature’s most beautiful scenery. Each riding group will have the chance to enjoy the incredible views and unbelievable mountain sunsets; providing an experience like no other. If you’re not able to horse ride, or would just prefer not to ride, never fear, the ‘Sangria Express’ is here. This western-style horse-drawn wagon will transport you through the forest, allowing you to take in the same sights as the riders.
The ranch itself is equipped for the kids with a mini zoo, bouncy castle and pony rides. For the adults, why not try riding the mechanical bull in the evening? Chow down on some delicious BBQ food and learn some real country dancing moves after dinner.