Palma: The perfect destination for a getaway in autumn.
With the arrival of autumn, the heat subsides and the pleasant climate with mild temperatures of Palma at this time of year invites you to go outdoors and enjoy the Balearic capital, explore its cultural routes, and get lost in its streets.
Once the hustle and bustle of summer has passed, the city picks up a new pace and offers plans and activities that will amaze you in a more intimate and peaceful Palma. During the city's autumn season, you will find a varied but unique array of cultural and artistic activities that will allow you to experience life in Palma from different points of view and at any pace you wish. In order not to miss a thing, sign up for any of the interesting, guided walking tours where you will discover fascinating, hidden corners that will allow you to fall in love even more with the city. And if you prefer a little extra action, you can also opt for a guided tour on a Segway, bicycle, or electric scooter through the old town or the Bay of Palma.
Autumn is an ideal season to experience the history, art, and culture of the Balearic capital. The wide array of proposals and activities offered by Palma permeates the city, becoming part of its cultural fabric consisting of a wide variety of museums, cultural centres, and art galleries. Delve into the history of Palma through its beautiful churches and convents, which are scattered throughout the historic centre of the city. Another opportunity that the city offers us is to visitnumerous courtyards and mansions with great historical value – a unique and characteristic attraction of the city.
Once the intense heat has gone, one can welcome more vigorous activities such as the Trail Running Looparound the Bellver Castle. This is a 9-km route around the perimeter of one of the most original and emblematic attractions of the Balearic capital. The running route also invites you to discover the most unusual secrets of this impressive fortification, from which you can admire the unique beauty of Palma with fabulous, panoramic views.
Thanks to the excellent climate of the Balearic Islands, during much of the autumn it is still possible to enjoy the beaches and bathing areas of Palma – and this can be done much more peacefully than in summer. You can also do activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, and kayaking there. In addition to bathing and water activities, the Palma Coastal Route offers you the opportunity to walk, skate, or ride a bike through this natural area of geological interest. In addition, if you want to get to know the marine life that surrounds the island up close, you can't leave without visiting the Palma Aquarium, where you will be surprised by the treasures of the underwater world.
During these months, the leaves gradually stain the centre of the city with their yellow, brown, and reddish tones. As you walk along the Golden Mile, the commercial heart of Palma, you will discover a wide variety of cafés, restaurants, and shops – both large, international brands and small, traditional shops. In addition, there is the opportunity to take the Emblematic Shop Route, where you will find traditional products and learn about local anecdotes and curiosities.
If you move away from the centre of the city, beyond the Bellver Castle, you will find the Génova neighbourhood, a picturesque area that rises up at the foot of the Sierra de Na Burguesa mountain range. From its viewpoint, you will enjoy simply spectacular views of Palma and its Bay. Likewise, if you have time, don’t miss the wonderful underground caves in this neighbourhood, as well as the magnificent and varied restaurants that will surely delight your taste buds.
There are many other neighbourhoods in Palma that will captivate you: La Lonja, Sa Calatrava, Santa Catalina, Portitxol, etc. Each one has its own identity and a unique pace of life, and past and present coexist there thanks to the buildings and monuments, mixing history with modernity and the most cosmopolitan atmosphere.
At nightfall, if you are seeking shelter from the colder temperatures, you will find many varied and welcoming culinary venues throughout the city. The traditional bakeries and ice cream parlours are part of the list of Emblematic Shops in Palma, and they invite you to try exquisite specialities from Mallorca. At the Cellers (traditional dining establishments), you will discover typical Mallorcan food, and there are other restaurants that fuse traditional gastronomy with a more innovative cuisine.
If you are looking for typical local products, at the Markets of Palma you can buy fresh ingredients and enjoy a varied culinary offer to take away or taste on the spot. In addition, if you are a wine lover, Palma offers you an interesting Route for Wine Lovers through some of the best locations in the city.
What's more, Palma has authentic oases of style where you can relax your body and mind this autumn, with a wide range of luxury and wellbeing options being available at the wellness centres and spas to help you recharge your batteries.
Don't miss out on any of the activities or destinations that Palma has to offer you. All of the city's inhabitants will be waiting for your visit, ready to help you have new and unforgettable experiences that can only be enjoyed in the Balearic capital.