Mallorca On the Road

Mallorca, Spain
Majorca is part of the Ballearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea and a major tourist attraction, with it's beautiful beaches and spectacular surroundings. But there's much more offered than these gorgeous beaches. Even if you really don’t need anything else!

Majorca was influenced by the Italians, through gothic and renaissance influences as well as the Arabs; all influences which have blended together to create this beautiful island. Now, there's the gothic architecture that runs through the hilltop villages. There are various olive groves right outside the city, along with more hidden beaches. If you're after something a little more wild there are summer parties where you can dance the nights away on enchanting beaches and past cobblestone streets.

To discover the sights before going to the beaches, I’d suggest starting out with a few museums or cathedrals. There are many small art galleries exhibiting beautiful works of art but for artists like Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro or Salvador Dali try going to the Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani. Of course there are plenty of others such as La Lonja, housed in a gothic design building. There have been many influential artists that have come to this island to seek refuge and soak in the sun - the city has been deeply enriched with layers of creativity.

For cathedrals the main one is called Le Seu, which is probably the most well-known. There's the Palma, a cathedral built in the 14th century with a stunning interior. The Palau de l'Almundiana was the royal palace constructed by the Muslims and includes some enchanting gardens. On the other hand, for more activities there are water sports, golf courses, riding in a glass-bottomed boat, excursions through underground caves, biking through the stunning mountains, bird watching and so much more.

And of course the beaches! Ses Covetes, Es Trenc, Cala Deia, Cala Mondrago, Cala Tuent, Cala Santayi, Cala Figuera are to name a few. During the summer, Majorca has a hot Mediterranean sun and cool sea breezes. Food is a mix of Spainish, French and Italian foods, typically including local seafood. The dishes are usually complimented in olive oil or pig fatFind typical Spanish cuisine and excellent tapas in the old part of town.

The nightlife offers everything! The evenings usually start with dinner which starts on the later side of things. Majorca's nightlife attracts a young club because of the countless restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs. You can find bohemian or sophisticated areas, while the sea promenade may be a more elegant and expensive.