A trip to Mallorca is the perfect plan at any point throughout the year, probably because it is the biggest and most diverse island of the Balearic Island. As there are both sea and mountains within 100 km, what would you say if we packed our bags and left to go explore Mallorca in a day?
You will start the day in the old city, where the Catedral de Palma is. It’s a major gothic example of architecture we are talking about: as you get inside of it, you will be able to admire the Puerta del Mirador, la capilla de la Trinidad and the Gothic Museum. Moreover, it is the most emblematic monument for the locals and it is only open during worship hours only.
Once we are there, we could as well go check Pollença out. This is one of the more characteristic towns of the island and was founded by the Romans. Here you will find a typical hermitage called ‘El Calvario’, as well as the Saint Domingo Monastery and the Gothic Chapel of Roser Vell.
What about ending our morning in Sóller? This lovely town, situated in the north-west of Mallorca, is the best place where to practice trekking and mountain sports, as the weather is fresh and nice. It certainly seems the nicest place to tourists, not only because it combines sea and mountains but especially because you can easily mix up swimming activities and gastronomy ones.
WHERE TO EAT?
Afterwards, you might want to rest for a little while and eat so that you can recharge your batteries. Whatever you feel like eating, we’re confident that your guts will be filled and you will be happy with your decision.
If you’re looking for something more typical and traditional, the right place for you is Es P’dal. Decorated with rustic furniture and situated in the heart of Binissalem, they serve the best Mallorcan food there. Maybe you’d like something more international? Well, the restaurant L’Artista Pizzeria Napoletana, situated very close to the famous club Tito’s, it will give you the chance to try the best pizza and pasta. On top of that, the view from there is amazing.
And if, on the other hand, your wish is to feel like a member of the royal family, then the place you’re looking for is La Vila Hotel & Restaurant. A mansion decorated in a way that reminds of the royal style and situated in the middle Sóller.
We keep going and head towards Valldemossa, one of the most well-known towns of the island and situated in the Sierra de Tramuntana. It’s the perfect place where to go hiking thanks to the geographical features and its weather. From there, we will be able to swing by Andratx, where there’s lots of fruits, cliffs and four tiny islands among which Sa Dragonera. If there’s a feature of this town that really stands out, it definitely is the party life (as well as all the traditions). Every second of your time in here will be pure fun, guaranteed.
To end our day trip, should you go to the Castell de Bellver? It is situated in the centre of the Bahia de Palma, surrounded by a pine forest. It is open from October to March, from 8 am to 5:30 pm, whereas from April to September it is open 8 to 7:30 pm. The views it offers from its battlement, probably some of the best Mallorca has to offer, are definitely worth your time.
Night-time has come and there are plenty of options: where should you spend your night? There are several areas very well-known because of their night life: Magaluf, Arenal, Playa de Palma, Paseo Maritimo de la Palma. Wherever you choose to go, you will definitely have fun. If you choose to explore the Paseo Maritimo, for example, you could start the night at the bar Garito and then swing by the iconic club Tito’s. You will surely be surprised by the theme nights they often organize and the fun/entertainment they normally offer. If you’re looking for something that combines music, theatre, dance and comedy, your best bet is the Auditorium de Palma.