Living in Palma old town
Living in Palma’s old town ©
Palma Old town
Mallorca’s capital offers the largest contiguous old town in Europe. Living here means being surrounded by narrow streets steeped in history, stately city palaces, beautiful courtyards, hidden boutiques and galleries, small bars and coffee houses, excellent restaurants and an irresistible, unique charm. Palma is the cultural hub of the Balearic Islands and enchants with countless attractions, architectural highlights and a lot of history. The center of the old town called “Casco Antiguo” is the famous cathedral by the sea “La Seu”. It is surrounded by magnificent townhouses with elegant patios, most of which date from the 17th and 18th centuries, some even dating back to the Renaissance or even older. In between we find baroque and gothic churches, romantic squares and everywhere historical traces that go back to the Romans, the founders of this city, and the Arab-Islamic rule.
Behind the venerable facades of the palace-like old town houses are the finest renovated and modernized apartments with spacious rooms with high ceilings and wooden beams and the comfort of modern times, flooded with light thanks to large windows and balconies overlooking the inner courtyard. These courtyards are real gems: large and bright, with wide, winding stairs, green fan palms in heavy clay pots, ornately decorated window grilles and lanterns, sometimes stone fountains, as well as galleries and arcades, columns and stone arches made of marés, the island’s typical sandstone. Living here means luxury – the luxury of living in a vibrant seaside city that is considered one of the most livable in Europe. Palma’s port and the city beach are just a stone’s throw away and the gastronomic variety is just as varied as the cultural scene and great shopping opportunities. Those who choose Palma city center choose a high quality of life – and are less than half an hour away from the airport.
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