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About Mallorca

This pearl of the Mediterranean is a mini continent in its own right, boasting consistently impressive scenery, as diverse as it is beautiful. Palma is a vibrant, bustling city, rich in history, culture and impressive architecture, the imposing La Seu Cathedral its standout feature.

A mere 20 minutes away, in the mountains to the northwest, is the sensationally beautiful Valldemossa—a village that composer Frederic Chopin once called home. A further 10 minutes away is the village of Deià, former home of poet Robert Graves.

Southeast of Palma you can find picturesque fishing idylls and magnificent fjord-like bays near the village of Portopetro, 45 minutes away. A slice of the West Indies in Mallorca—the vast beach of Es Trenc—lies a few miles to the west.

Head north, toward Capdepera to be amazed by the medieval castle built over a crumbled city wall. Golden sandy beaches are flanked by lofty mountains straight out of a fantasy film. The golf courses here gleam, and the sea is its deepest turquoise. Every corner of this island hides forts, monasteries, beautiful beaches, treasures, myths and legends.

Aerial view of Palma de Mallorca in Majorca Balearic islands Spain
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Public Transport

There are several different kinds of public transport around the island. You can choose from buses, trains and public bikes.

The bus service on Mallorca is excellent. Depending on how much you plan to travel, there is a selection of different types of tickets and you can buy these at the Intermodal Station on Plaça d'Espanya in Palma or at tobacconists. Urban Bus number 3 in Palma goes all the way from the industrial area via Palma’s town centre to the Illetas beach.

Public transport buses to Valldemossa and other popular villages leave from the bus station behind Plaza España.

Electricity

230 V

50 Hz

Plug types C and F

City connections

Bucharest Otopeni

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italy, Italian Republic

Napoli

NAP Italy, Italian Republic

Roma

FCO Italy, Italian Republic

Torino - Caselle

TRN Italy, Italian Republic