Hotels in Majorca Majorca
is an island but also a little continent. The island offers not only a great cultural patrimony but also a rich nature…a beautiful place to stay.
Palma city that was founded in 123 B.C., was influenced by the Romans, the Vandals, the Byzantines and by the Moslem domination. During all this time commerce and handicrafts had been the basis of the economy in Majorca. The commercial activity was translated into architecture in a building that, with the Cathedral and Bellver Castle
, is the most representative example of Gothic architecture on the island: the Lonja (the Fish Market). The museums in Palma de Mallorca also shine with their own light, it is no surprise that Palma de Mallorca is a key destination for cultural tourism in Spain given that in the capital of Majorca there is an interesting collection of museums and cultural foundations as the Miro Foundation, Sa Nostra Foundation, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelo Foundation, Juan March Museum of Contemporary Art
The beaches in Majorca
and the hidden coves are known all over the world for their beauty, their safety, their fine sand, their clear water, their facilities and, above all, for their quality. Most of the beaches in Majorca are found on the coastline running from the northeast to the southeast of the island. The Tramontana coast, which faces north, northwest and west, is shaped by cliffs that fall from a height of about a thousand metres down to the sea. This is an extremely beautiful Mediterranean-type coast with its own unique vegetation that almost reaches the sea. Although it doesn’t have any beaches, it is possible to find some virgin coves.
Those who are interested in getting to know about the archaeology of Majorca have the prehistoric Talayotic remains very close by, such as Capaocorb Vell in Llucmajor. If your interest in archaeology is the Roman era in Majorca, then the Roman town of Pollentia in Alcudia is a wonderful place to discover. Eight centuries of Christianity and Christian culture also have left Majorca Island with a considerable and interesting heritage, of which the Monastery Route is a good example. This tour visits places for retreat and prayer as the Monastery of Lluc or the Sanctuary of Monti-Sion. Handicrafts
in Majorca have been maintained thanks to tourism with typical products made by local craftsmen and that are fruit of Majorca’s culture and popular tradition. An example is cultured pearls, as well as blown glass, leather handicrafts, especially footwear, pottery, embroidery, basketry and weaving, all of these being deeply-rooted activities in Majorca
Observing the nature in Majorca
you can fall in love with this island. Majora has ornithological riches, because it is also a way station for migratory birds en route to and from Europe and Africa. In the Tramuntana Mountain Range, one of the nature parks, the vegetation is made up of shrubs, pine trees and ilex trees, on the lower slopes of ancient olive trees are present and in the valleys of orange and lemon trees. The centre of the island is an area of farmland and almond trees and on the coast, palm trees grow abundantly.
it is also possible to go shopping and practice every kind of sports. The Island is the perfect place for golf players, bicyclists, sailors, riders and hikers. Majorcan cuisine
has been inherited from the Romans, Jews, Moslems and Catalans. Its main dishes are rooted in its popular culture. When talking about the local wines, you can notice the amount of work that has been done in the last twenty years to improve the vines and to open new cellars that produce excellent wines.