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Palma Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Palma, Mallorca

Get your sunshine holiday to Palma, Mallorca off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed! 

Known as both Majorca and Mallorca, for many years, Irish holidaymakers have been flocking to the beautiful Balearic island for years. The island is home to resorts like Deia, Puerto de Pollensa and Llucmajor, with Palma as its capital. And while it’s often the beaches that draw many here, Palma is becoming popular as a city break too. 

When you land 

A shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes from the airport to the city centre and will take you there in less than half an hour for around €2.50.

Exploring Palma

Steeped in history, the city still retains traces of its Roman, Byzantine, and Moorish settlements. Get a sense of the city’s heritage and visit Castell de Bellver (€2), a 14th century Gothic castle which also houses Palma’s history museum.

The imposing Cathedral Le Seu (€5) is also well worth visiting. Construction on this Gothic structure commenced under King James I of Aragon in 1229 and finished nearly 200 years later in 1601.  For a relaxing day trip, jump on the wooden train to Sóller and it takes the original route it’s taken since 1912, through main streets, scenic valleys and along the coast.

Sample the Cuisine

When it comes to food, you’ll have lots of options in Palma, particularly in the area around Santa Catalina market. As well as the usual paella and, why not try something authentic, like the Sopes Mallorquin, a soupy stew made from cabbage. Or the Frito Mallorquin, a mixed fry of liver, kidneys, peppers and potatoes and don’t worry, it tastes much better than it sounds! 

Nightlife 

Mallorca is known for its nightlife, and busy nightclubs can be found anywhere on Palma’s coastline. But for a more relaxed night out, head to the Casco Antiguo district where you’ll find pubs and bars with a calmer atmosphere.

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