Our European Summer travel blog

A brief visit after Monique got her vehicle out of the shop;...

Morning coffees with ensamada . .. .

Waking up in Lluchmajor . . .

Judit riding the bike around the house, and around the house ....

Judit

A quick stop in Biniali on the way out . . .

Kelly parked to run in and do an errand before we head...

Kelly is taking me into Palma today . .. . Randy and...

Map of Mallorca - See Palma, the capital

Strolling along the Passeig Des Born on a beautiful afternoon

Along the Passeig Des Born . . .

The cathedral, La Seu, from the Passeig Des Born

Along the Parc de la Mer

La Seu - the finest example of Mediterranean Gothic architecture

La Seu Cathedral, best known building in Palma

Palm trees in Palma along the Parc de la Mer

It's the Palma Hop-On Hop-Off bus . .. . but Kelly provided...

Quaint shops along the way . . .

The horse stairs . . . .

Attention to detail . . . .

Townhall of Palma with the 500 year old olive tree in front...

Converging streets . .. .

Into Plaza Mayor . ..

Artist's canvases in Plaza Mayor . ..

Building by Catalan archtect Antoni Gaudi

A brass door knocker . . .

La Bodeguilla Restaurante ... .

Narrow cobblestone streets with shops along the way . .. .

Inside one of the hotels. . . ..

A grand staircase inside a hotel . . .

Colourful shutters abovet the narrow street . . .

Ca'n Joan de Siaigo - a nice culmination to the tour of...


This morning we're waking up at Paul and Doris's, having breakfast, but Monique has to go in to Palma to pick up her vehicle from the shop and then she'll drop us back to Kelly and Daniel's when she goes into Biniali.

As soon as we arrive back to Biniali, Kelly and I head into Palma for an afternoon of sight-seeing and shopping while Daniel and Randy take the kids to the beach at Can Pastilla.

Palma de Mallorca Spain: Mallorca, the exceptional place of the Mediterranean, an island with bright beaches and amazing corners full of poetry and tradition, and the summer retreat of the Royal Family.

Palma is named for the Roman city of Palmeria, but it has both Moorish and European flavors. The city is dominated by its wonderful Gothic cathedral, La Seu, and most of the main sights are located within the area bounded by the old city walls, especially to the north and east of the cathedral. A half-day walk around the old city can start and end at the Plaça d'Espanya. It is a popular gathering point.

Kelly took me on a stroll in downtown Palma, back to many of the places we visited thirteen years ago. We went back along the Plaça d'Espanya and took in the Passeig des Born, a tree-lined boulevard that many see as the heart of city life.

We walked along the Parc de la Mar, a popular park near the cathedral, then back to the main shopping areas along the Passeig des Born, Avinguda Jaume III, and Calle San Miguel. The district around the cathedral contains many interesting shops and boutiques.

Looking for souvenirs .. . Spending some Euros . . . .

We capped off a wonderful afternoon of poking in and out shops for souvenirs by having Mallorcean pizza, cafe con leche and an ice cream at C'an Joan de S'aigo.

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