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This historic and Mediterranean city centre is absolutely breathtaking, with a wide selection of historic properties that have Gothic and Baroque architecture. Beautiful old buildings, colourful shutters and landmarks by the sea make Palma de Mallorca the shining capital of the Balearics, filled with boutique hotels, fine dining restaurants and cocktail lounges in a unique island atmosphere.

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Palma Old Town is the historic centre of Palma de Mallorca, a truly spectacular Mediterranean city by the sea.

The centre of Palma is where you will find Palma Old Town, also known as the Casco Antiguo.

Palma Old Town has many fascinating and historic neighbourhoods. From the Gothic quarter of La Llonja to the Renaissance streets of La Calatrava, there’s much to discover. There’s so many things to do in Palma that it can actually take many months before you’ve explored each and every neighbourhood of Palma Old Town. The other nearby neighbourhoods of Santa Catalina and Portixol, both on either side of the old town, also include many trendy restaurants and bars which add to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city life in Palma. The best place to start is the La Seu cathedral.

Palma Old Town: the exclusive and charming city centre

In the early 90’s there were still many derelict palaces and abandoned building scattered around Palma Old Town. These days, the historic old buildings have been converted into luxury apartments, boutique hotels, and high-street shops. Palma has transformed itself into a cosmopolitan city with a historic and Mediterranean atmosphere that’s been shaped by Arab, Roman and Christian rules. Luxury boutiques, cafés, galleries and museums are found all across Palma Old Town.


The top landmarks in Palma Old Town include the La Seu cathedral, the royal palace of Almudaina, the Gothic building of La Llonja and the contemporary art museum of Es Baluard, perched on top of the old city walls. Many churches and residential palaces are also found in the old town.


Palma Old Town is full of restaurants, particularly around the Gothic neighbourhood of La Llonja or ‘Passeig des Born’, where you will find top restaurants such as Canela. Nearby you also have Ombu for tapas and fusion cuisine, and trendy El Camino for modern Mediterranean cuisine.


Shopping is one of the top things to do in Palma Old Town, with a number of luxury boutiques found on the Paseo del Borne, including Carolina Herrera, Louis Vuitton, and Philipp Plein. There is also the famous Spanish department store of El Corte Inglés on Avenida Jaime III.


Palma has grown into a vibrant city that celebrates art and culture, especially during the annual Nit de l’Art art event in September. Art galleries in Palma Old Town include Gallery Red near Plaza del Mercat, as well as the various Gerhardt Braun galleries located on Sant Feliu street.


Palma Old Town has 13 neighbourhood, including La Calatrava, Cort, Jaime III, La Lonja-Borne, Mercat, La Missió, Monti-sion, Plaça dels Patins, Puig de Sant Pere, Sant Jaume, Sant Nicolau, La Seu and Sindicat. Historic old town properties can be found in each of these neighbourhoods.

Palma Old Town and city of Palma

The city of Palma also includes many desirable seaside neighbourhoods near Palma Old Town, such as Portixol and* Santa Catalina.* There are also a wide range of seafront apartments in Palma on the Paseo Marítimo, Palma’s waterfront overlooking the port of Palma.Luxury villas and sea view homes outside the city are found in the suburbs of Palma, in the exclusive neighbourhoods of Son Vida and Genova, both located high up in the hills, overlooking the beautiful bay of Palma.

Luxury properties in Palma Old Town

Properties in the old town of Palma include luxury apartments in historic buildings, penthouses, historic townhouses and palaces as well as duplex apartments with courtyards and pools. The grand range of properties in Palma Old Town are among the most elegant and sophisticated properties in Mallorca. Living in the historic centre of Palma allows you to travel back in time and live the Mediterranean dream, with every street inspiring you to take things slow and carpe diem.

How to get to Palma Old Town

Getting to Palma Old Town from Palma airport takes approximately 15 minutes by car. Take the MA-19 motorway towards Palma and turn right onto Avenida Argentina to drive into Palma Old Town via Jaime III. From the airport you may also take bus 1 which takes approximately 40 minutes to get to Palma Old Town. En-route to Palma Old Town you will also pass Playa de Palma and Portixol. Taking a taxi from the PMI airport to Palma Old Town costs approximately 20€.

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