Palma: Living in the capital city of Mallorca!
In Mallorca, and especially in and around Palma, you will find a wide range of property types and prices. The city offers a range of properties with sea views, as well as historic houses and newly built properties to suit all budgets. Popular residential areas include the old town, Calatrava, Santa Catalina, Portixol and Son Vida. Each area has its own charm and attracts different groups of people. Flats are particularly popular in Palma. As the owner of an apartment in Palma, you benefit from a central location with short distances to the beach and the many cultural facilities in and around Palma. They are also an ideal investment.
Popular locations in Palma: Calatrava district and Santa Catalina
The Calatrava neighbourhood is located to the east of the city’s famous cathedral. Together with the old town, it is one of the most sought-after areas of the city. This part of Palma is characterised by its historic buildings and small mansions, known as palacetes. Some of these mansions are still used as family homes by aristocratic families. However, a large number have been converted and now offer spacious living accommodation.
Not far from the port of Palma is the artists’ quarter of Santa Catalina. This area is characterised by traditional fishermen’s houses. Most of them have shops on the ground floor and apartments upstairs. Many of the apartments and flats are occupied by a young, fashionable crowd. Besides the smaller apartments above the shops, there are also spacious apartments with bay windows that have an artistic touch. Santa Catalina also has a large market and many restaurants and bars.
More restored fishermen’s houses can be found in Portixol, the old fishing port. The neighbourhood of Portixol is a cosy fishing village that offers picturesque fishermen’s houses as well as modern penthouses. The fishermen’s houses are particularly trendy.
The suburbs of Palma
Apart from the above we have Genova, Cala Mayor, La Bonanova and Son Vida. The variety of properties on offer is definitely greater in these areas. Looking for a terraced house, detached house or luxury villa? These are the places to find the right property. Not only is the choice much greater, but property prices are also more upmarket.
The Son Vida area in particular is known as an upmarket area and offers you exclusive properties. These properties offer the luxury, privacy and stunning views you are looking for. If you like to play golf you can find several golf courses here and Son Vida is also an ideal residential area for boat owners as it is only a few minutes away from the glamorous marina of Puerto Portals.
The places of interest in Palma
Palma is not lacking in sights either. From the cathedral to the Plaza Major. Most sights are in the old town, so you can easily walk around.
The landmark and most famous sight in Palma is the Cathedral of La Seu. It is one of the tallest Gothic buildings in Europe. Due to its long construction period, it combines different architectural styles and elements, such as Gothic and Baroque. There is also a fantastic panoramic view of Palma from the roof terrace.
Another very popular sight is the Royal Palace, La Almudaina. Located next to the cathedral, it also offers stunning views of Palma and especially the port. The Mercat de l’Olivar is the largest indoor market in the city. It is also located in the old town of Palma and has been held every day since 1951. Colours and smells will surround you here.
Mallorca’s capital is a very versatile and varied place to live. There is never a dull moment – and you can always find the right property – in the sunny island’s largest city. Especially if you are in the market for a city apartment or a flat, this is the place to be! If you want to combine sea views with an urban vibe, this is the city for you.
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