The city of Palma, which is named for the gorgeous bay that it is located in, will impress you from the moment you arrive, no matter whether you come by sea or air. It is no coincidence that many Swedes choose to buy property in this popular location!
The city of Palma offers many opportunities to experience culture, gastronomy, shopping and leisure activities. There's something for everyone! The destination is known for its idyllic beaches and picturesque towns in the mountains and by the sea. The capital of Mallorca can compete with some of the most beautiful capitals in Europe, and has recently been named as the best city in the world to live in. So why not buy your property here?
Palma is divided into five districts, 89 quarters and an old city centre that harmoniously combines the monumental feeling you get from the cathedral and the old churchs of Sant Francesc and Santa Eulalia with modern buildings and charming boutiques where you can buy traditional products and handicrafts. These boutiques compete with the luxury goods being sold on the streets of Jaume III and Paseo del Borne.
The most visited areas can be found around the cathedral, including Plaza de Cort, which is dominated by the city hall and a large olive tree, and Plaza Mayor, which is buzzing with life both in the middle of the square and under its many marquees. Strolling around the D’alt Murada-Calatrava area is a unique experience for all the senses, where you can marvel at the narrow streets with their Moorish influences that give the place a special feel. The urban reforms that have recently been undertaken have given the houses and apartments a special sense of attractiveness and luxury, and is one of the reasons why this area is now a highly sought after place to buy property in.
Close to the lively district of Avenidas lies Gerreria, which is one of Palma's most traditional areas. The zone has recently undergone a huge transformation to become a modern and active area with a large range of newly built, first-class apartments. Popular properties that attract many buyers. Las Ramblas and the streets of Sant Miquel and Sant Jaume are lively and colourful shopping areas which are just made for strolling along and soaking up the atmosphere. Enjoy the island's delicious offerings in excellent cafés such as Ca'n Joan de s'Aigo or Cappuccino Grand Café.
The old city centre is full of places of cultural interest such as the Museu de Mallorca and the Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, and not to mention a host of fantastic apartments. Here you will find houses and apartments that combine exceptional elements of traditional architecture (Mallorcan gardens, exposed beams, striking façades) with the luxury and quality that only an old town centre can offer. La Lonja is a great example of the city's gothic architectural heritage. A bohemian area has sprouted up here, and the most sought-after properties in this area include renovated buildings and trendy lofts with sea views. The area offers a wide range of restaurants and an unbelievably magnetic atmosphere. An incredibly popular place to buy property!
Santa Catalina is another area with an eclectic and charming history. The district lies just outside the walls of Baluard and is home to the traditional Mercado de Santa Catalina. Just a few metres from the Paseo Marítimo promenade, you'll find the area's many restaurants and trendy cocktail bars. The zone has become very popular for property investments.
If we continue along the Paseo Marítimo towards Playa de Palma, we will soon reach the district of Portitxol-Molinar. This old fishing community is known for its terraces, restaurants and charming houses by the water's edge. The area boasts a fantastic promenade that stretches out along the beach – just perfect for walking, jogging, cycling, skating or playing sports.
Portixol has become one of the most coveted areas for buying property on the island. This locality is home to the majestic Castillo de Bellver, the largest round castle in Europe, located in the heart of a lush forest that is often referred to as the "green lung" of Palma. This area is also home to the quiet residential zone of Bonanova, which offers breath-taking sea views. Bonanova is a popular part of Palma, boasting a large range of villas with pools and apartments with sea views.
If you want to enjoy pure luxury and exclusivity, then you simply have to choose Son Vida. The area is located just five minutes away from the cathedral and the old town centre and is surrounded by two five-star hotels (Arabella Sheraton and Son Vida Castillo) and three golf courses (Golf Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Quint). Son Vida is considered to be the most elegant and sought-after area in Palma, and home to some of the city's most luxurious villas.
The Mallorcan capital of Palma has become a new cultural destination in recent years thanks to the rediscovery of its old town centre. This medieval town has been influenced by numerous architectural styles over the years, giving it the key mix of elements that is common in many European cities: history, heritage and a relaxed atmosphere. Huge efforts have been made to preserve the city's cultural centre. Older buildings have been reconstructed and new luxurious apartments have been erected in Santa Catalina and Sa Llotja, in addition to striking villas in the exclusive residential district of Son Vida.
Renovation of the old town centre is still on-going, especially in the areas around Palma's cathedral and the old Jewish quarter, which is encircled by the town's walls and flanked by some fantastic views. Buildings in central Palma have retained their Moorish roots, while also standing on unique streets in a Mediterranean style. Many of these streets are even home to gorgeous manor houses that once belonged to the Mallorcan aristocracy.
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