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Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

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Palma: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

2. Palma: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

In 1906, the Caves of Genova were discovered just a few minutes from Palma. During prehistoric times, the natural caves served as a habitat and refuge. Experience their natural beauty, which the water has been sculpting over the past centuries. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the caves, located in the residential neighborhood of Genova. Explore a series of underground limestone galleries linked by naturally formed corridors Tour the caves at your own pace. Descend 36 meters, and admire vast domes, majestic columns, water pools, and tunnels.

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Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

3. Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

Discover the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca from a different perspective on a 3-hour bike tour. Ride to the most important monuments and buildings in the city, and find hidden corners along the way. Cycle to the Cathedral of Mallorca and discover the old city walls. Go to La Lonja to discover the nightlife center of the city. Visit the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, originally built as an Arabian fort. See Palma City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Palma de Mallorca) and the sights of Plaza Mayor, the true heart of Palma city center. Promenade down the Rambla of Palma and go to the tree-lined Paseo del Born to experience the city’s pavement café culture. Then, enjoy some delicious tapas at a Spanish restaurant. Savor typical Majorcan dishes served as small snacks.

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Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Boat Experience

4. Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Boat Experience

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a fun daytime boat experience with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel before taking in the magnificent views over Palma Bay, Palma Cathedral, and Tramuntana Mountains as the boat crisscrosses the harbor.  After an hour, the anchor will be dropped in the first beautiful bay in the south of the island where you can jump into the cool water and swim or snorkel. Enjoy a huge, buffet-style lunch that is provided onboard, along with an open bar serving free soft drinks and water for the entire trip.  Feel free to watch live sports on satellite TV, listen to the resident DJ that will play some international beats.  Head back to the port enjoying Palmas beautiful panorama views after a 4-4.5-hour boat experience.

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Palma de Majorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

5. Palma de Majorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

Experience an exciting and interesting walking tour of Palma's impressive old town. Travel back in time and discover Palma as it was back then, when the most important economic area in the world was the Mediterranean Sea. Take a join-in tour led by a German-speaking guide or a private tour available in 3 languages (English, French, and German). During your tour, learn more about the eventful history of the metropolis and listen to stories about great builders and architects such as Pere Morey, Guillem Sagrera (cathedral) or the disciples of Antoni Gaudí (palaces and manors). See architectural masterpieces and important cultural sites, and especially the hidden treasures of the island's capital, such as the ornate courtyards called "patios" in Spanish. Historical testimonies of Palma's past include the exchange La Lonja near the cathedral, the cathedral itself, but also a lot of secular buildings, palaces, gardens, squares and monuments. Also the Jewish quarter, the government building, the episcopal palace and the city wall will be visited and reveal thrilling stories. Get an impression of the culinary diversity of Mediterranean cuisine while you stroll through the lively market hall.

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Palma: 2-Hour Segway Tour

6. Palma: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Begin your 2-hour activity with a short Segway training session. Once you feel comfortable, roll through the tiny streets of the old town to Passeig des Born, and then to the harbor. En-route, you’ll be introduced to many architectural masterpieces. Glide to the city's harbor, where some of the most expensive yachts in the world are parked. Following that, continue to Anima Beach where you will be rewarded with a break to refresh yourself. You'll stop for a photo at the view point, and on the way to Town Hall you’ll pass the magnificent cathedral where you will be presented with another fantastic photo opportunity. You're bound to encounter plenty of interesting stories on this tour, and at the conclusion of your experience you'll be returned to your accommodation.

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Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

7. Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

Your journey will begin from the centrally-located office. From there you will leave via Segway, exploring Old Town and heading back toward the cathedral. You will later explore the sights surrounding the Plaza Mayor, as well as the promenade by the Rambla of Palma. There is much more to see than just shopping here, as you pass diverse architecture, restaurant hot spots, and other beautiful places. Throughout this rapid Segway tour you will visit some true architectural masterpieces and cherished cultural landmarks before discovering some hidden treasures of the city and ornate courtyards. You will also be free to snap a picture at the view points, before making your way towards the cathedral. At the conclusion of your experience, you will glide comfortably back to the tour start point.

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Mallorca : Miró Foundation Entrance Ticket

8. Mallorca : Miró Foundation Entrance Ticket

See masterworks from the Spanish painter in the house he lived and worked in for nearly 30 years. Learn about Miró's life and creative process. Admire his colorful paintings and striking sculptures. Take a tour, and let local art experts guide you through the works of the modern master. Enjoy the light and minimalist interior of the famous Sert Studio. Move on to the Son Boter studio, with walls covered in charcoal graffiti by the artist's own hand. Go for a stroll in the sculpture garden, or pause for a drink at the cafe. Admire the architecture of this Mallorca institution.

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Mallorca: 5-Hour Hidden Marvels Tour

9. Mallorca: 5-Hour Hidden Marvels Tour

Travel through the history, culture, and cuisine of Mallorca on this tour, accompanied by a local guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin your journey along the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop will be the Hermitage of Valldemossa, a fascinating chapel where you can admire panoramic views of the area. Enjoy a short 10-minute walk to reach the chapel and be rewarded for your efforts with a sample of freshly-baked ensaimada, a traditional Mallorcan desert. Then, leave Valldemossa behind and head to the Miramar Monastery, a monastery which was converted into a summer house for Archduke Luis Salvador and his illustrious guests. First, visit the old mill, before continuing to the Archduke's living residence. Here, admire extravagant interiors and discover legends of the impressive Byzantine Gardens as you admire the views of the sea. Finish your tour of the monastery with a sample of Quelitas crackers with cheese, a daily delicacy for most Mallorcans. Finally, head to the Sóller Olive Oil Mill, located in a traditional Mallorcan house. Enjoy a private tour of the premises from one of the owners, learn about the family business and the olive oil production process, as well as orange harvesting. End the day with a traditional Mallorcan lunch of "pa amb oli", including local rustic bread, tomatoes, olives, cheese, ham, and olive oil. For dessert, enjoy a Gató, a typical almond cake from the island. Sip on wine, water, and delicious freshly squeezed orange juice as you savor your lunch before heading back to your hotel.

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El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

10. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful Bay of Palma on a boat tour. Relax on a modern vessel, equipped with a swimming mat, floats, a high-quality sound system, and bar service. Enjoy stops for swimming in crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided. Admire the views of the southern coastline of Mallorca. See the cityscape of Palma in the distance, and the many beaches dotted along the coast.

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

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4.8 / 5

based on 665 reviews

The queue was quite long, so this was a fast way to get past that - you just enter to the side of the queue and go straight in. If you want to go on the rooftop you need to buy that ticket as well, before you go in

Knowing the weather was going to be temperamental we booked via this app and walked past the hour queue wait. Highly recommend a visit to the cathedral it’s beautiful.

Entry was fast and seamless and the cathedral is amazing. Both from the outside and definitely from the inside. Truly awe inspiring.

Super découverte. Très bonne ambiance sur le bateau, nous avons pu nous baigner dans un cadre magnifique. A faire

The tour was informative and entertaining. Meik, our guide, was very responsive to us.