Mallorca guide to Mallorca Spain
The island of Mallorca ( Majorca) off the east coast of Spain is the
largest in the Balaeric Island group, which collectively form one of the most
popular holiday destinations in the world, and certainly in the Mediterranean.
Mallorca took off as a tourist Mecca in the 1960s, when a development boom
spawned the building of hundreds of high-rise hotels, apartment blocks and
shopping centres which now line most of the islands coast.
The capital, Palma, however still retains some of its historical flavour sporting grand mansions and a magnificent Gothic cathedral. The northwest coast, too, still offers some secluded coves below the peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, and several quaint old towns and villages.
Palma, capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, is a lively, cosmopolitan city in true Spanish tradition, its city centre forming a bustling montage of shopping centres, a maze of narrow lanes and restored buildings surrounded by ruined ancient city walls, and modern boulevards.
If you visit Mallorca it is worth taking a break from the beach resorts and heading off for a tour of the island by car , to discover the fishing villages, historic monasteries, monuments, museums and spectacular landscapes tucked away from the crowds. The interior is largely the preserve of a thriving agricultural community, dotted with windmills, olive and almond trees.
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