5 Free Things To Do In Palma de Majorca
by Lara McComish | Updated 05 July 2019 | Posted in Family Holidays, General
Palma de Majorca is the cosmopolitan capital of Majorca, set in the beautiful Balearic Islands. It's a coastal resort city brimming with fun things for frugal families to do. Here's our roundup of things to do in and around Palma de Majorca without spending a single euro.
1. Chill out in Parque del Mar
If visiting Palma Cathedral and the neighbouring Royal Palace of La Almundania is on your to-do list but not in your budget, an afternoon in Parque del Mar could be your answer. This picturesque park offers fantastic views of both sights, without paying either attractions' entry costs. Plus, just look at! Talk about the perfect place for a picnic with a view.
2. Go to the beach
Ca'n Pere Antoni is a popular Blue Flag beach that is well-suited for family holidays in Palma. This buzzy beach's main selling points are its amenities, including a strong lifeguard presence, toilets and showers. Additionally, its position just 1 kilometre away from Palma Cathedral makes it the closest beach to the city centre by far. If you're willing to head out of town a little, then we need to give a shoutout to Es Trenc. This beautiful, white sandy stretch offers unspoilt sands thanks to its national park status.
3. Visit Cap de Formentor
Cap de Formentor is an absolute must for anyone looking for day trip ideas from Palma. This wild peninsula is positioned at the most northern point of Majorca and offers wondrous sea views. It's totally free to take in the sight - the only expense would be the car rental or bike hire needed to get to the top. It's a narrow and twisty ride uphill, but you can't put a price on a 360° vista.
4. Go to an art gallery
As a city, Palma has a colourful artistic history. There are many local galleries to choose from, but the best free gallery is Museau Fundacion Juan March. The avant-garde facing museum includes pieces by famous Spaniards including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and more. If your appetite for art is insatiable, you can also visit the Juan Miro Fundacio for free on certain days. It includes the studio where Miro worked as well as a fabulous garden complete with a pond with turtles in. Get in for free on Saturdays from 3 - 6 pm and/or the first Sunday of every month from 10 am - 3 pm.
5. Go on a sculpture walk
Speaking of art, the streets of Palma are decorated with unique sculptures. Why not spend a day doing a sculpture walk in town? Ones we recommend you stick on your checklist include Miro's Egg in Carrer Conquistador, 'Nancy' by Alexander Calder in Jardine de s’Hort del Rei, Manolo Paz’s brick egg in the Carrer de la Pólvora and a general mooch outside the Es Baluard art gallery.