What to visit in Mallorca besides its beaches

Palma de Mallorca Cathedral
If you thought that Mallorca was only worth its beaches, you were very wrong. And it is that although the largest of the Balearic Islands has a really beautiful coastline (you will find more information about it in our article "The best beaches and coves of Mallorca"), it also offers spectacular natural landscapes and architectural and monumental gems that deserve the worth knowing.

Today at Vuela Viajes we want to tell you about some of the best places you can visit in Mallorca in addition to the beaches. Undoubtedly, you will find the sea information useful if you plan on traveling to the Balearic island this holiday varied.

Palma Cathedral and Almudaina Palace

First of all, we want to talk about the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa María de Palma de Mallorca, which is located in the heart of the old town of the Mallorcan capital, on the shores of the Bay of Palma . An example of Mediterranean Gothic architecture, it is also known as La Seu, and it is one of the most emblematic monuments of the entire island. Highlights include the Puerta del Mirador, the Gothic Museum, the Chapel of the Trinity and the Chapel decorated by Miquel Barceló. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931. Also in Palma is the Almudaina Palace, which was the seat of the kingdom of Mallorca with Jaume II, Sancho I and Jaume III. It is currently used by the kings to celebrate official ceremonies in summer.

Almudaina Palace

Bellver Castle

We continue in Palma de Mallorca to tell you about Bellver Castle, which is located in the middle of a pine forest in the Bay of Palma. Built by Jaume II in the 14th century, it stands out for its majestic central courtyard, which is surrounded by four cylindrical towers. In addition, next door there is a park where many popular festivals are held.

Bellver Castle

Coves del Drach

How could it be otherwise, we also have to tell you about the Coves del Drach. Discovered in 1906, they are one of the main tourist attractions in Mallorca and all the Balearic Islands (you will find more information about this tourist attraction in our article "The spectacular Caves of Drach in Mallorca"). Of course, due to the limestone condition of the soils of the islands, those of Drach are not the only caves in Mallorca. Thus, it is also recommended to visit the Hams, Campanet and Artà.

Coves del Drach

Charming villages

If you have the opportunity to travel to Mallorca, you will not be able to miss some of its charming cities and charming towns, such as Pollença, a city founded by the Romans where you can visit the Santo Domingo Convent, the El Calvario hermitage and the Roser Gothic Chapel. Vell. For its part, the town of Valldemossa, which is located between mountains, offers a spectacular landscape, abundant with springs and lush vegetation; a beautiful port; a 13th century church; the monastery of La Cartuja, built in 1399; and La Botica, from the 17th and 18th centuries, among many other places of interest. Another town worth visiting is Sóller, which offers numerous options for agritourism, mountain sports and hiking. In addition, it offers a beautiful port. Of course, we cannot forget Andratx, one of the most visited coastal municipalities on the entire island.


Natural spaces

As we mentioned at the beginning, beyond its beaches, Mallorca has spectacular natural enclaves, such as the Cabrera Archipelago National Park or the Sierra de la Tramuntana Cultural Landscape, which offers a unique agricultural landscape and hydraulic systems of medieval origin. . In fact, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .