Santa Catalina is considered the most charming district of the city, it’s also one that has more history. Located right on the outside of the walls of Es Baluard, begins in Argentina Avenue, street that marks the border of this neighborhood with the Palma Old Town.
Its streets breathe a perfect combination of nationalities, lifestyles and ancient and modern features. Santa Catalina has always been a place of welcome and in recent years this phenomenon is increasing significantly with the arrival of inhabitants of the European Union, especially Italians, Germans and Swedes. The heart of this neighbourhood is the covered market, the oldest of all Palma markets, predating the Olivar and Pere Garau, built around 1920. The market maintains the character of a traditional market offering fresh local products although in the last years it has become a meeting point as well as grocery shopping you can enjoy special events, taste new flavors, or just walk around and eat at one of the bars on the market.
The traditional old houses of Santa Catalina have gaily painted facades boast, wooden shutters, balconies front and, in most cases, modern interiors with high quality. Some of its facades provide examples of so-called popular modernism highlighting the Hostal Cuba (Calle de Sant Magí, 1), the facade of the Hardware Central (Carrer de Sant Magí, 37), the facade of Can Palmer (square area Progrés, corner Quetgles street and street Despuig) and Can Pujol (Calle Pou, 24), by Gaspar Reynés and Jaume Alenyar.
In the streets of Santa Catalina you will find the best cuisine of the city, with a large number of bars and restaurants covering all tastes and nationalities. Highlights include offers like Duke Restaurant, with its proposal for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine; Gin Burger with tasty burgers also for vegetarians; Hanaita , one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city, and Wasabi. Within the market itself there are offers like Bar Joan Frau – Can Frau, a benchmark for snacks, tapas traditional Mallorcan cuisine. The best cafes for breakfast or make a short stop are around the market as a branch of the Fibonacci chain, La Madeleine de Proust or bar Isleño.
Similarly, its streets are numerous clothing boutiques and accessories, decoration shops, medical center and any service you can need, besides being just 5 minutes walk from the famous shopping streets Jaime III and Paseo de Borne in Palma Old Town. Without a doubt, Santa Catalina is the perfect place to live if you are bohemian atmosphere lover. It is a pleasure to live in the center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and all the services you need. It is, in short, the Mallorcan Soho.
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