Summer in Palma de Mallorca

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Mihaela Župan

Summer in Palma de Mallorca

If you plan to go to Palma for a trip or you are having second toughts about where to go..this will get you interested. Just visit this place and you won't be wrong. By the way plane tickets from Munich to Palma are great deal. Either way, beautiful and cozy island with accessible people.

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Eat all you can

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Bar Dia
Mihaela:Very cozy and friendly staff. National food from fish to meatballs. It is reminiscent of a small canteen, so it is a very special and interesting place. After a tour of the city it is nice to go sit on sangria and grilled sardines, patatas bravas, or just nibble on prosciutto-wrapped dates and cheese stuffed peppers in oil. I recommend octopus sallad (my favorite), grilled fish and patatas bravas (the sauce that came with the potatoes was a bit piquante but very very good). Ps. Every day they offer a meal off the menu. I call it a "meal of the day". That day they had paella but I was late because by 1PM it was sold out. So is that telling you enough of the food goodness ;).
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Hotel Hostal Cuba
Mihaela:When I think of this city, I also remember the "Cuba" (restaurant and bar). In the center of the old town, at the center of all the events and major streets, parks, sights and also it was near the hostel I stayed at. It was halfway to downtown from my place. At this place you get a lot more wonderful food than you pay for, and the prices are affordable. Patatas bravas made in an interesting way and sour sauce (ajoli). Made perfectly. Who would say that potatoes can be so interesting when you add the sauce to them and sprinkle them with fried onions. After eating something fine and waiting for midnight, the restroom turns into a night bar. Offer of wine and cocktails are great and whatever you choose, you can't go wrong. With the staff being wonderful and friendly, place is air-conditioned. With all escape from the heat, cool down and eat.
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Forn Del Sto. Cristo
Mihaela:Wondering around the city I saw this place by accident. There are a lot of bakeries where I come from. Even more cafes, but influenced by different cultures, there are so many bakeries. In our country this would be called a pastry shop. In fact, it could be called dough perfection shop, but that is just my opinion. I prefer more salty foods than sweet ones, and believe me I greased my mustache (that is how we say in Croatia) and ate a cuttlefish ensaimada. Also, Mallorcan national specialty. You must try! You will not be wrong.
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Making my legs hurt from walking around for a reason

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Castell de Bellver
Mihaela:Beautiful view of the whole island and the harbor. A bus ticket from the city center costs € 1.5 one way. The ride takes about 15mins and then you take the stairs to the castle. There is also a tourist bus that takes you all the way to the castle. I am more for options to experience peyroid and culture so the option was to walk to the top. Admission is paid € 20 and the lady selling entry tickets asking you where you are from, letting them know that they care about the number of tourists coming and their nationality. Inside of the castle learn about island settlement, culture, population and history. You climb to the top, you take a selfie and you can go to the beach because you are in a part of town where you can go swimming.
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Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Mihaela:Beautiful view from the roof of the museum. Unfortunately didn't go on the inside of the museum. But looking at the cathedral and the rest of the city from the roof was amazing!!
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Banys Àrabs
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Plaça Major
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Hort del Rei

Place to sleep and relax


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Urban Hostel Palma
Mihaela:Breakfast included. Joint kitchen where you can relax, hang out and get to know people from all around the world. Relaxed atmosphere, free wi-fi, nice bathrooms. At that moment AC wasn't working, they were fixing it but it didn't ruin the whole experience. I think the price is not expensive, it is acceptable because of the location of the hostel itself.
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Hotel Hostal Cuba
Mihaela:At the foot of the hotel is a bar and a restaurant under the same name. Very fancy and polished. At the roof of the hotel you have a cozy evening with the view of the city. Affordable price for a hotel in the center of the city.
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Hotel Nixe Palace
Mihaela:Hotel near beautiful Cala Major beach. It is ideal if you just want to come and relax at the beaches the whole day.

Shopping in Palma

Where to shop

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Mihaela:Well postcards are cheap but don't buy stamps anywhere else beside at the post office while sending them. You will buy stamps that aren't valid.

Beach life

Where to go for a swimm

My Recommendations

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  1. Bar Dia
  2. Hotel Hostal Cuba
  3. Forn Del Sto. Cristo
  4. Castell de Bellver
  5. Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
  6. Poble Espanyol de Mallorca
  7. Banys Àrabs
  8. Plaça Major
  9. Lonja de Mallorca
  10. Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca
  11. Hort del Rei
  12. Royal Palace of La Almudaina
  13. Passeig del Born
  14. Urban Hostel Palma
  15. Hotel Hostal Cuba
  16. Hotel Nixe Palace
  17. Supermercado El Corte Inglés
  18. Correos
  19. Cala Major Beach

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