Palma is full of nooks and crannies, streets and alleyways, modernist, Baroque and Gothic buildings, it has the sea and mountains, a castle up high on the hilltop, and beaches and a seafront promenade down on the coast. Restaurants, museums, bars, galleries, markets…Palma has it all and it is all worth seeing. To make it easy for you, we are giving you different options for seeing all the sites in the most convenient and practical way. Palma and you... how you want to see it.
Palma is a city ideal for visiting by bike. Reasons why: the climateof course, as well as its broad avenues and boulevards, the seafront promenade or the coastal pathand the safety and convenience offered by the over 50 kilometres of bike paths in the city. And to make life easy, you have apublic bike hire system and two options: Mou-teBé and BiciPalma.
Palma is a city with a complete public transport network, and buses are the best way to visit the city and other areas of the island. The EMT is the municipal authority responsible for managing the 31 bus lines that make up the network of routes across the city. If you are looking to visit other areas of Mallorca, this is handled byTransports de les Illes Balears (TIB). The departure and arrival point in this case is the Intermodal Station at Plaça d’Espanya.You have no need to worry, you can get almost anywhere thanks to the 150 bus lines.
If you have hired a car or you brought one over on the boat, Palma has an extensive offer of parking areas, both public (free and pay-and-display with time regulations) and private. First things first: your convenience and your safety. The numbers say a lot: 13 public car parks and almost 7,000 parking spaces (both underground and street-level). And if your car is electric you have various charging points with 30 minutes’ free parking.
The train is a good mode of transport for visiting different points on the island of Mallorca. Run by Transports de les Illes Balears, there are three main train lines: Tren Inca, Tren SaPobla and Tren Manacor, with different stops along their routes.
One of the best and most recommendable ways to get to know Palma is on foot. A leisurely stroll, getting lost in the old quarter, popping in and out of the bars, shops and stately courtyards...You stop, you carry on, you get lost again, you ask, you discover...Palma on foot is pure essence. The city also has several highly recommended routes to take while you wander around.
The port of Palma is another gateway to the city. It is the largest port managed by the Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares and one of the most important ports in the entire Mediterranean in terms of cruise traffic. It also has the advantage of being located very close to the seafront promenade.