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Guided Walking Tours
The Palma City Council, in conjunction with the Council of Tourism, organise daily walking tours around the historic centre of Palma, all of which are led by a team of expert professional guides.
The meeting point is at the Placa del Cort by the big olive tree, and each tour takes around 2 hours. Pre-booking of places is essential, and further information may be obtained by telephone on +34 971 720 720.
Typical tours offered to visitors include:
The Jewish Quarter:
A guided tour of what was one of the most important Jewish quarters in the Mediterranean during medieval times. Also includes a visit to the Museu de Mallorca.
Miquel Barceló and the Cathedral:
Get to know the figure and the art work of this local artist, who is internationally recognized as one of the most important at present and closely joined to the cathedral of Palma. Includes a visit to the Spanish Museum of Centemporary Art.
Convent of The Capuchin Nuns:
This is a unique opportunity to enter a convent of cloistered nuns and discover the past and present of a religious community which preserves a valuable architectural heritage and an assortment of ancestral objects.
Modernism in Palma:
Discover the architectural influence left by the modernist movement in Palma in 20th Century. Also includes a visit to the renovated mansion Can Marquès of the 14th Century.
The Stories and Legends of Palma (Evening Tour):
Listen on magical summer nights to the stories and legends that lie behind the ancient walls of the old quarter, stories, that mostly really occurred.
Find out what the streets of Palma are hiding, a global view of the historical and artistic career of the city.
Tradition and Modernity - Traditional Trade in Palma:
A tour into the district of Santa Eulalia, in medieval times the most important commercial centre of the city. Learn about age-old trades like basket-, leather and glassmaking, silverwork, textiles and embroidery.
Enjoy the Christmas taste (December only):
Tour through the old town to discover the gastronomic culture of Christmas, from the popular kitchen to the larder of the convents, with tasting of some local products typical for this season.
Palma's Nativity Cribs (Christmas only):
Spain is famous for its nativity cribs which play an important role in the Christmas period. Visit some of the city's most outstanding antique and modern examples of this old craftsmanship.
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