Palma is an international Mediterranean metropolis offering almost everything. Here you can find excellent shopping, with anything from larger shops to designer brands, art galleries, cultural events and a large variety of gourmet restaurants, bars and clubs. You will discover a truly beautiful city with centuries old architecture and many stunning buildings, palaces and patios.
Palma dates back to the Roman times and was founded with its city walls around 122 BC. The island later came under Arab rule in 902 and around 1200 the Christians took over. In 1230 King Jaume I ordered the Cathedral La Seu to be built next to the sea. It served as a sign for those approaching that Mallorca was now in Christian hands. However, it was built on a former mosque which means that the Cathedral faces Mecca, and not Jerusalem!